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Practical Life Works

At this point in our Montessori learning journey, we’ve got little Magpie (2yrs), sweet Bear (3.5 yrs), and Mr. Eagle (5 yrs) all working in the classroom daily. We also have a group of other children coming to join us several times a week for Montessori work. The practical life area gets a lot of use for this age group and I usually change things up every couple of weeks to a month depending upon my observations of the children and their work.

In the picture above on the left we’ve got the housekeeping items…….

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This is something many people may think is difficult but it may not be as difficult as you think.  The difficulty is really in beginning as the famous quote by Horace goes: “He who has begun is half done; dare to know; begin!”  Success in any area of life requires a consistent effort.  That means to practice a little bit every day and don’t give up because the results in the beginning seem much lower than your expectations. 

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The word verb comes from the Latin verbum which actually means “the word” That is because verbs are THE most important words your child will learn.  When you start from verbs and phrases in daily life it will be so much easier for the child to understand and speak complete sentences correctly right from the beginning. 

I don’t understand why we often have a tendency to try and cram our children’s brains with a bunch of nouns from the get go….

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I strongly discourage putting your child in front of the TV, or cell phone app to learn English.  Robots and electronics as well as online games and apps should be avoided at all costs.  These things are known to be detrimental to the social and emotional development of children because they often end up replacing the much-needed interaction ……

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I mentioned in the first point that the very young child has acquired language skills rapidly simply by listening and observing.  We can follow this method by letting the child have plenty of chances to hear spoken English and connect those spoken English words with ideas in the environment. ……

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One of the most common questions I get from parents whose children are learning English is: “How do I help my child with English at home?”  These parents have a great understanding of the way language learning works.  They are wise enough to know that simply sending their kids off to an English school is not enough to help their children learn English well.  They also have a firm grasp of the ever-important role that parents and home environment play in the education of a child…….

Sharing the Feast We recently had our end of term exams and celebration.  Exam week is a time for the children to show what they’ve learned over the course of the term.  Truly, they are always eager to share what they are learning.  It is made even more special when their grandparents take part in the fun because there is much to discuss around all kinds of subjects. The children are delighted that their extended family members take an interest in their learning and the grandparents are happy to see their grandchildren’s knowledge and skills growing ever better. But this way of “sharing the…

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