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Adapting Your Home to a Growing Child

Adapting Your Home to a Growing Child

Children develop with influences from both their genetics and from their environment. Therefore, it is important to establish a positive home environment to support the learning experiences that your child has during his or her Montessori education. Help your child flourish intellectually and creatively by making these changes in your home.

  • Keep a large collection of children’s books

Encouraging your child to explore language and read at any age is a beneficial activity. Help your child get excited about reading by choosing books that cater to his or her interests. Have your child read aloud with you so that you can spend time enjoying a book together while he or she shows off reading skills.

  • Reduce time spent watching television

TV and electronic games do not engage children’s minds in the way that active playing does. If you do let your child watch television, limit TV time to about 1 hour per day. Simple toys that can inspire a young imagination are far more exciting and educational than electronic toys and games.

  • Prepare healthy meals and snacks

Proper nutrition is essential to brain development and academic success. Steer clear of processed foods and high-sugar items. Instead, offer fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, and nuts as snacks. Make meals that include the right portions of all the major food groups so that your child can grow up right.

  • Let your child help decorate his or her room

Your child’s room is his or her own space to play, sleep, and learn. When you are decorating this area, include your child’s input so that he or she feels at home.

Learn more about how to create a positive home environment for your child with The Montessori Schools in Texas. Contact our Starcreek location at 972-727-2800, or call 972-985-8844 or 972-618-8844 for our North Dallas or West Plano locations.

Find Out More about The Montessori Way with These Great Resources

Early Childhood Development

In our latest blogs, we’ve discussed how The Montessori way can assist parents, and the importance of early childhood education. Explore the links below to learn more about these topics. For information on enrolling your child at a Montessori School, call our Starcreek location at (972) 727-2800, our North Dallas location at (972) 985-8844, or our West Plano location at (972) 618-8844.

Dr. Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education

The Montessori Schools provide education and care that are based on the encouragement each child’s natural desire to learn. This method presents several advantages over the traditional system of education for children.

This video features a discussion of the future of education and The Montessori way. During the clip, the importance of developing the whole person, rather than just encouraging children to know facts, is discussed.

There are three great Montessori Schools in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Please call (972) 727-2800 to reach our school in Starcreek, (972) 985-8844 to contact our North Dallas location, or (972) 618-8844 to reach out West Plano location.

Why Early Learning?

Montessori Early Learning

Part of The Montessori philosophy is that early learning is essential for the cognitive and emotional development of children. At The Montessori Schools in Starcreek, North Dallas, and West Plano, we offer early learning programs for infants and toddlers. Here are a few of the benefits that early learning can provide.

Fostering Trust

Toddlers develop a sense of trust in their surroundings when nurtured properly. This nurturing involves responding appropriately to a child’s verbalization of the desire to be cared for. In addition, infants learn through observation and interaction with the people and environment around them. Thus, freedom of movement and activity are essential for infants’ learning.

Development of Personality

Early learning is essential for toddlers, as they develop 80% of their personalities as at this stage. Enrollment in an early learning program provides children with the chance to become familiar with themselves and their learning environment. In addition, a toddler’s natural curiosity can be stimulated and further developed through an early learning program.

Refinement of Motor Skills

The development and refinement of children’s gross and fine motor skills occurs largely between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. During this time, it is essential that children have access to tools and activities to help them enhance their mobility.

Building a Foundation for Learning

One of the most important aspects of early education is the establishment of a foundation for lifelong learning. By encouraging children’s cognition and curiosity from a young age, early learning programs allow them to prepare for the next stage of their education.

The early education programs The Montessori Schools are designed to help each infant and toddler develop as a whole person. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our early learning programs, contact one of our three schools in the greater Dallas area. Dial (972) 727-2800 to reach our Starcreek location, (972) 985-8844 for our North Dallas location, or (972) 618-8844 for our West Plano location.

The Montessori Way: The Highs and Lows of Parenting

Smiling Mom Helping Toddler Playing With Blocks

At The Montessori Schools, our teaching philosophy nurtures the whole child. The Montessori way can extend beyond the classroom to help parents more effectively raise and nurture their children. Here are a few of the highs and lows that come with parenting and the ways that the Montessori philosophy can help you through them.

Establishing an Emotional Connection
There is an innate connection that we form with our children. As children grow, the bond becomes stronger and more complex. This emotional connection can be a source of both joy and pain for parents as the watch their children develop. As children grow, they learn to use this emotional connection to push their parents’ buttons, a behavior that is difficult for some parents to overcome.

Raising a Child in the Modern World
It can be difficult to discover the best way to nurture your child so that they grow to be a kind and considerate person in today’s world. Advances in technology have established a wealth of new information for your child to explore. However, that same technology can stunt your child’s emotional growth and make it easy for your child to isolate him or herself. Many parents feel lost when trying to establish a balance in today’s world.

How the Montessori Way Can Help
The Montessori way encourages children to explore the world around them and to consider their own place in that world. The Montessori Schools establish guidelines for children to maintain good behavior and a neat classroom. However, children are given freedom in all other aspects of learning. Parents can extend this idea into the home by providing children with a set of basic rules while promoting exploration and curiosity. These principles can help children develop respect for those around them and become well-adjusted in a changing world.

If you are interested in The Montessori way, then please contact one of The Three Montessori Schools in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. You can reach our school in StarCreek by calling (972) 727-2800, our school in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844, or our school in West Plano at (972) 618-8844.

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