Many parents think of Montessori as being an excellent method of education during the preschool years. They then prepare to transition the child out of Montessori and into a traditional K12 school when the child is 5 years old. As an educator, I always help the parents and their children prepare for this next step. I do, however, think that the child should complete a full Montessori cycle. Want to know why?

The real potential of Montessori education is only unlocked when the child completes what Maria Montessori conceptualized as a plane of development.

So, what is a plane of…


Like every parent on this beautiful blue planet, you must have asked your child this question every weekday: “What did you do at school today?” Some children may answer, most of them give monosyllabic answers and some either reply ‘nothing,’ or ‘I don’t know.’ You may be disappointed but remember that children communicate in their own ways.

As parents, we do want to find out more about what they did in school and encourage them to communicate but too often, we focus on the banalities of everyday routine. …


If you are the parent of a toddler, you undoubtedly know that language and literacy skills are crucial for his or her overall development. Reading is a wonderful experience but also an equally important skill. A child must possess the skill of language to express and communicate to others around them. There are ways in which you as a parent can build this vital skill. For instance, when you open a wordless book and ask your toddler about what’s on the page, you are building their expressive language skills.

It doesn’t stop there. Expressive language isn’t only about labeling or…


A lot of what we do in the Montessori environment is mirrored and enhanced by what we do with the children at home. Freedom, accountability, purpose, and responsibility — these are attributes that drive learning. These attributes are acquired and exercised particularly at home.

With schools being shut and children spending time at home, we thought this would be a great time for parents to read about the Montessori approach. You can always access material on the Montessori philosophy and our blog is a great resource. We do believe that reading Maria Montessori’s books, for instance, will open your world…


Did you know that gardening can have a monumental impact on a child, both cognitively and behaviorally? Children are continuously learning with whatever is in their surroundings. Nutrition awareness is an important element in today’s focus on health and wellness. For a growing child, the very process of tending a garden reaps enormous benefits, even if it’s simply growing peas, kale, or collard greens in a patch of the backyard. Children also learn where their veggies come from, the process of planting, nurturing, and harvesting crops. We have seen how children will often eat what they grow and prepare themselves…


When COVID-19 entered our cities and towns, the world seemed to change overnight for our children. Free-spirited and lively little people who love to run around and crave open spaces are now confined to staying at home, and this change brings many challenges, the biggest one being that many do not know how to express their anxieties about this situation.

Children are very astute at sensing emotions and vibes from their parents. They tend to understand immediately if we are upset, worried or tense, even if we mask our emotions. Therefore, parents may ask if it is important to talk…


With schools in America shut due to COVID-19, you must be spending time at home. If you are also working from home, getting your child to keep busy during this time can be especially tricky. Not only are you anxious and find yourself juggling many more tasks but your children miss the structure and the rhythm of school, especially a Montessori environment with its many avenues for freedom and learning.

The time spent at home can open up opportunities for new types of learning while trying to keep the principles of Montessori alive in the home environment. …


how to instill a love of reading in your child | Alpha Montessori

We all want to raise readers. Reading with your child directly impacts his or her academic proficiency. It is also an essential life skill. From books, children learn to communicate and present their ideas. They use it to understand the world. Reading inspires creativity, helps them regulate their emotions and thrive in social situations.

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