The Montessori School: The premiere Montessori Schools conveniently located in Allen: (972) 727-2800 and North Dallas: (972) 985-8844.
StarCreek (972) 727-2800 North Dallas (972) 985-8844

Preschool Montessori Activities: Improving a Child's Grip

One essential life skill that many young children find challenging is learning to firmly grip an object in their hands. Fortunately, there are many simple activities that children can perform to develop their holding skills.

This video demonstrates one such activity, which involves a sponge and a child-safe squeezing tool. Simply by squeezing water out of a sponge, children can practice holding an object and using it for a specific purpose. It's a simple, easy activity that teaches an invaluable skill. 

Want to make sure your child gets started off on the right foot? If you are interested in learning more about the Montessori Method, then contact one of The Montessori Schools in Starcreek (Allen) at (972) 727-2800, in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844, or in West Plano at (972) 618-8844. 

Important Dates for West Plano Montessori School

  • September 9: Visitor of the Month—Officer Friendly
  • September 22: Vision/Hearing Testing
  • October 24 - 27: Parents’ Observations & Book Fair
  • October 29:  Parents’ Conference—SCHOOL CLOSED

Call (972) 618-8844 to get more information from West Plano Montessori School

Important Reminders

Hours of Operation:

  • 8:30-11:30 (Half day)
  • 8:30– 2:45 (Extended day)
  • 7:00-6:00 (Full day)


  • Services are available if needed outside your normal school attendance hours for a fee of $10.00 an hour (no prorating available).  Fees are due on the day the services are used. 
  • We would like to emphasize the importance of coming to school on time.  Students who come to school late miss the Montessori lesson time and this affects their educational performance.  We would like to see all children at the school by 8:30 a.m. everyday. 

Give us a call today at (972) 727-2800 for our Starcreek branch, (972) 985-8844 for North Dallas and (972) 618-8844 for West Plano. 

West Plano Montessori School Carpool Guidelines

  • Talk with your child beforehand about coming to school and the carpool procedure.  Explain to them that a teacher will help them get out of the car in the morning.
  • Do all your hugs and kisses from home before you get in the car so that your child knows you will come back after you finish your day.
  • When you drive up to school, please put your car in park and remain in your car.  The teacher will help your child exit the car and make sure all belongings are collected.
  • If you would like to come inside to check on your child through the classroom window, go through the carpool line first, then park your car to come inside.

All children should arrive by 8:45 AM. With a consistent schedule, your child will grow accustomed to the routine quickly. 

Please help us to make the carpool line a smooth transition from home to school.  Carpool ends and the doors are locked at 9:00 AM. If you arrive after that time, please bring your child into the school. A member of the staff will accompany your child to his/her classroom. Thank you!

Visit the Montessori Schools online for more information or call (972) 727-2800 

Elementary School Pupil Boarding Bus

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