• Happy Holidays from The Montessori School at Starcreek, North Dallas and West Plano

    Happy Holidays

    We would like to wish everyone a fun and safe holiday with your family and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone on January 2, 2012 when classes resume at all three locations Starcreek can be reach at  (972) 727-2800, North Dallas at (972) 985-8844 and West Plano at (972) 618-8844.

  • Music Literacy Guide & Quiz App to Share with your Children

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    Part of a well-rounded Montessori education is an introduction to music literacy. While many parents aren’t completely musically literate on their own, you can learn to be easily. Download the Music Literacy Guide and Quiz app so you can help your child take on this interesting subject.

    This app for Android phones provides you with an easy way to learn more than 200 music terms. You’ll be able to explore definitions, and when you’re ready, you and your children can take built-in quizzes to test your newfound knowledge.

    To assure you’re giving your child access to the best education possible, check out the Montessori School . We offer three convenient locations: Starcreek can be reach at (972) 727-2800, North Dallas at (972) 985-8844, and West Plano at (972) 618-8844.

  • The Importance of Playtime for Children


    Playtime doesn’t just keep kids away from boredom; it is also an essential element of childhood development. In this article, you can learn about why playtime is essential to your child’s overall well-being.

    Social Development

    One of the biggest things that children learn from unstructured playtime is how to interact socially. They learn to pick up on social cues, learn norms, and begin to understand how to build relationships. Children’s social development can be adversely affected if they aren’t given enough time to play with others.

    Emotional Well-Being

    In our current day and age, our lives are often too hurried and filled with anxiety. While children may seem too young for the pressures of modern society, they weigh on them equally as heavily—especially when children are not given the opportunity to play . Carefree playtime allows them to de-stress and stop worrying about concerns they may have in other areas of life. Playtime has been connected to keeping young children depression-free and much happier.

    Healthy Habits

    Playtime encourages children to get up and run around. Research has shown that children who are given adequate amounts of playtime tend to be more fit and in better overall health.  The mindset that getting up and being active is an essential part of daily life is carried into later life, ensuring health throughout teenage and adult years.

    There are many reasons to assure your child has access to plenty of playtime. The emotional and physical health of children is tied directly to academic performance, and both of these factors are enhanced from playtime.

    One way to assure that your child is given the opportunity to participate in playtime is by enrolling them in a Montessori School. If you’d like more information about this topic, contact the Montessori School , which offers three locations. Give Starcreek a call at (972) 727-2800, North Dallas at (972) 985-8844, and West Plano at (972) 618-8844 today