Montessori schools are becoming more and more popular. The idea behind Montessori education is that children learn best through play, not traditional teaching methods like lecturing or reading off of textbooks. This blog post will give you 5 things to consider when looking for a school in your area.
Are you looking for a Montessori school in your area? Here are 5 things to consider.
The first thing to consider is the philosophy of the school. Montessori schools adhere to a specific educational philosophy that believes in educating children through play. If this approach resonates with you, then a Montessori school may be a good fit for your child.
The second thing to consider is the age range of the students. Most Montessori schools accept children from toddler age through elementary school. If your child is not quite ready for a Montessori school, or if they are too old, you may want to look for a traditional school instead.
The third thing to consider is the cost of tuition. Montessori’s schools are often significantly more expensive than traditional public or private schools, but many offer financial aid for families who need it in order to make an education affordable.
Fourth, you should ask how much freedom children have at the school and what kinds of activities they do there outside the classroom. Montessori schools typically give children more freedom and autonomy than traditional schools, which is why they work so well for some kids.
Finally, you should consider the school’s location in relation to your home and other important places like daycare or preschool if it’s necessary for your child. Some parents want their child to attend a local school while others are willing to commute for the right school.
How should kids play with toys to develop their emotional intelligence?
- Encourage kids to play with a variety of toys
- Give kids the opportunity to explore their emotions by playing pretend
- Let them express themselves through art and create something they are proud of
- Play together as a family—taking turns, sharing ideas, and making up silly rules for games
- Provide opportunities for children to give back outside the home—volunteering at a food bank or nursing home is an easy way to help others while also developing empathy skills
- Model good behavior yourself so that your child knows what it looks like when adults show respect towards one another
How to teach a young child about money.
- Create a piggy bank for your child to put money in
- Teach your child the value of money by giving them an allowance and teaching them how to save
- Encourage your child to work for extra cash, such as mowing lawns or shoveling snow
- Explain that if they want something but can’t afford it, they should ask you first before buying it themselves
- Make sure they understand what “credit” means, so they don’t get their credit card taken away from them when you have a talk about finances with them later on in life
- Show children the difference between needs and wants so that they know which items are more important than others
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