Author: Karen Almanza

  • Being the Person You Want Your Child To Become

    Being the Person You Want Your Child To Become

    Mothers, fathers, grandparents, parent figures, and close family and friends play vital roles in a child’s life and development.  When we are involved, interested, affectionate, and communicative, children develop self-confidence and self-esteem which, studies show, contribute significantly to a child’s success. In the Montessori classroom, we emphasize the importance of modeling, in words and in […]

  • Montessori Travel Tips

    Montessori Travel Tips

    Whether your travels take you to a neighbor island or across the ocean, traveling with children can be hard…but it doesn’t have to be! The keys to successfully navigating your journey – figuratively and literally – are to prepare ahead of time and help your child understand what to expect before you leave.     Involve […]

  • Taking Turns is the New Sharing

    Taking Turns is the New Sharing

    Imagine being at work and having a co-worker walk up behind you and take the pen you were using right out of your hand. Then your boss says, “Share your pen, they just want to use it.” What would you think? Probably something along the lines of, “They just took it from me!” or “I […]

  • Toilet Learning the Montessori Way

    Toilet Learning the Montessori Way

    When it’s time for children to make the transition from diapers to using the toilet, “potty training” (or, more precisely, “toilet learning”) can bring up intense emotions for parents. But done the Montessori way, toilet learning is a gradual, natural approach that helps children achieve this important milestone successfully and joyously. Assessing Readiness Observing your […]