Teaching Manners to Your Preschooler – The Montessori Way!

Teaching Manners to Your Preschooler – The Montessori Way!

Montessori manners play a critical role in shaping the personality of preschoolers, especially when it comes to learning good manners. According to Maria Montessori- the pioneer of the Montessori approach, every young child has an innate dignity and urge to do things in the right way. She believed that parents could use various Montessori techniques…

Why is Montessori a Better Option for Preschoolers than Traditional Preschools?

Why is Montessori a Better Option for Preschoolers than Traditional Preschools?

Choosing a preschool program may feel overwhelming. It is especially true if you want an educational system that focuses on the holistic development of children. If you want more than a traditional preschool for your child, you need to evaluate everything from the teaching philosophy to teaching methods. Also, make sure the preschool system you…

How To Foster High Self-Esteem And Confidence In Preschoolers

How To Foster High Self-Esteem And Confidence In Preschoolers

Are you an educator, looking for a way to increase self-esteem in preschoolers in your classroom? Are you a parent who wants to improve the confidence in your children?  Self-esteem in preschoolers is heavily influenced by home and daycare relationships. Low self-esteem in preschoolers can cause reluctance to learn and branch out to make friends…

Top 11 Books To Read To Your Preschoolers – At Bed Time Or Story Time

Top 11 Books To Read To Your Preschoolers – At Bed Time Or Story Time

Have you run out of good books to read to your preschoolers at bedtime? Are you tired of reading the same book to your child? Look no further because we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the top recommended books to read your preschoolers at bedtime. These books are all…

Drawing: A Wonderful Way To Encourage Creative Self Expression And More

Drawing: A Wonderful Way To Encourage Creative Self Expression And More

Does your preschooler love to draw? Do you want to help your children learn to express themselves in a healthy, creative way? Giving your child time to draw and practice art isn’t just a fun activity to do with them! Drawing and art-based lesson planning in educational environments can benefit a child in so many…

Fun and Physical Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers – Keep your kids busy

Fun and Physical Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers – Keep your kids busy

Whether you are a parent, early childhood educator or caregiver, here are some ideas on how you can help your children engage and learn while enjoying the beauty of the Fall. At the Montessori Learning Centre in Calgary, we promote activities that help children refine their senses and cultivate skills through natural experienced-based learning and…

My Child – Intellectual and Cognitive Development in the Early Years

My Child – Intellectual and Cognitive Development in the Early Years

THE BIG DEAL BETWEEN REALITY AND FANTASY From its first breath, the newborn baby begins to understand the world around through their senses.  Their hands, nose, mouth become the instrument through which they pick up impressions.  These first impressions work their way to the brain.  This is where the work of analysing, dissecting and categorizing…

Differences between Montessori and  Mainstream Early Childhood

Differences between Montessori and Mainstream Early Childhood

INDEPENDENCE! When did you ever hear that to be of importance in Early Childhood Education.  If anything most adults believe their role to be to do as much as possible for the child.   How often do we hear the child say, “ME DO”!  The adult wants to help, the child wants to do.  The adult…