Tag: montessori

  • Maria Montessori

    Maria Montessori

    As Italy’s first female doctor, Maria Montessori’s work in medicine led to her deep interest in child development.  Over the course of her life, Montessori studied all races and cultures, and through her keen observation skills came to understand that the child under the age of six holds a very special power. Within this young child is […]

  • On Joy

    On Joy

    As we reflect on our first weeks of the 2023 – 2024 school year along with the devastation experienced by our ‘ohana, we are committed to creating an environment where children can learn, thrive, feel safe and loved, and experience deep joy. Dr. Montessori tells us that “joy is the evidence of inner growth” and […]

  • Helping Your Child Learn Self-Regulation Skills

    Helping Your Child Learn Self-Regulation Skills

    When children learn new skills, we help them achieve mastery by offering support along the way – like a stool to lift themselves up when they’re learning to walk or training wheels on a bicycle.  We encourage and celebrate them for their efforts; we would never punish or shame them because they haven’t yet learned […]

  • 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 […]

  • Guiding Conflict Resolution with Your Young Child

    Guiding Conflict Resolution with Your Young Child

    As natural and unavoidable parts of life, conflicts provide opportunities to learn and grow. For young children who are just learning how to communicate, parents can teach their children how to peacefully navigate conflict by modeling behaviors that emphasize respect for themselves and others. This builds in them a foundation of social-emotional skills that will serve […]

  • 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 […]