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11: Take an Old Town Trolley or SEAL Tour

Posted by Edith On August 29th

Seal Tour Photo Courtesy of Flickr User VagueOnTheHow 11: Take an Old Town Trolley or SEAL Tour

This is the eleventh installment of “12 Fun & Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children”which can be downloaded for FREE from MontessoriAmerican.com.

Even if you’re a local in San Diego, you will be amazed at all of the new things you can learn about the city by taking a tour. This is also a fun experience for your child, and a great way for them to gain some first hand knowledge about California’s second largest city. There are two tours we recommend, which are both fun experiences for the whole family!

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8: Discover the U.S.S. Midway

Posted by Edith On July 19th

USS Midway Museum 8: Discover the U.S.S. Midway

This is the eighth installment of “12 Fun & Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children”, which can be downloaded for FREE from MontessoriAmerican.com.

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” ~ Maria Montessori

The USS Midway Museum will be a truly unforgettable adventure for you and your children. You will have the opportunity to imagine what it was like to experience life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers.

In the USS Midway Museum, you enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country. The museum boasts more than 60 exhibits throughout the aircraft carrier ship. Some of these include…

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Hotel Del Coronado Photo Courtesy of Flickr User Anosmia 7: Rent Bicycles and Explore the Island of Coronado

This is the seventh installment of “12 Fun & Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children”, which can be downloaded for FREE from MontessoriAmerican.com.

A wonderful way to combine exercise, quality time, and beautiful sightseeing is to rent bicycles and spend the day exploring the beautiful island of Coronado. Coronado is situated just across the Big Bay from downtown San Diego. The island is most known for two famous structures:

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1: Make a Bonfire on Coronado Beach

Posted by Edith On April 10th

Bonfire Photo By Klearchos 1: Make a Bonfire on Coronado Beach

This is the first installment of “12 Fun & Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our Website.

Some of the best things in life are free! One of such things is the experience of spending quality time with your children, while gathered around a bonfire on Coronado beach.

A beach bonfire in a fire ring is a time-honored tradition in California. It’s the perfect setting, as the sun goes down over a gorgeous California beach evening.

Imagine roasting marshmallows, telling stories, and playing music, while listening to the waves crashing onto the shore.

Children love the opportunity to run and play in the sand, while adults can relax around the fire, enjoying the company of friends and family.

A Coronado beach bonfire can also be a wonderful learning experience for your children. You can use this opportunity to teach them the proper techniques of how to build a fire. Talk about the history of fire, how it formed human civilization, and how important it is in survival skills.

If someone in your family is musically inclined, this is a wonderful time to break out the guitar, harmonica, or bongo drum, and make music as you sit around the fire.

Encourage creativity by having your children help make up songs to sing, or bring song sheets with the words to some campfire favorites.

What are the rules for beach fires?

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F115520648 San Diego Montessori School Offers Brand New Summer Camp

Hey there! I am excited to announce the open enrollment of our very first summer camp which will start on July 2nd, 2012. Our open enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis and current Montessori American students will receive priority. If you are interested in enrolling your child in a fun-filled, hands-on learning experience over the summer, check out the details:

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12 Tips for Choosing a Montessori School

Posted by Edith On February 22nd

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Over the past couple of months we have provided tips about choosing a Montessori school. Whether you are familiar with the Montessori Method or not, we hope you have learned more about choosing a quality Montessori school that will provide your child with the foundation they need as they embark upon their educational journey. In case you haven’t read this information, you can download it as a FREE eBook by clicking the picture above. Or simply read on and we’ll give you a summation of our posts on tips for helping you decide if Montessori is right for your child.

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iStock 000014342509XSmall 12: Get the Benefits of a Montessori School in the Comfort of Your Own Home

This is the twelfth installment of 12 Tips for Choosing a Montessori School which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Practical life exercises are one of the primary foundations of the Montessori environment. These exercises provide a range of activities which allow children to develop:

  • Control and coordination of movement
  • Awareness of environment
  • Orderly thought patterns
  • Independent work habits
  • Responsibility

Through practicing Montessori skills at home, children gain these and many other characteristics which can be attained through spontaneous, purposeful work. Here are a list of activities that you can have your child easily perform in your home environment:

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Montessori School Schedule

Posted by Edith On February 3rd

iStock 000013061976XSmall Montessori School Schedule

Just a reminder to check our daily Montessori school schedule as well as our calendar. Why? Because in February is the enrollment for the next school year. This is when you have the chance to enroll your child in our award winning Chula Vista Preschool & Kindergarten. After February, you can still enroll your child but it is on a first come, first serve basis until our classes are full.

By enrolling your child in our early childhood programs for children ages 2 through 6, the following 4 enrichment classes are included:

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Student Teacher Ratio 11: Are You Aware of the Student Teacher Ratio at Our Bonita Montessori School?

This is the eleventh installment of 12 Tips for Choosing a Montessori School which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

An important measure of quality, when searching for a school for your child, is the number of students per classroom. This is typically measured in terms of Student-teacher ratio. Why is this important?

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Extra 2 10: Our Montessori School Offers Spanish As One of Many Enrichment Programs

This is the tenth installment of 12 Tips for Choosing a Montessori School which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

The mind of a child is like a sponge for knowledge. A child can easily absorb information, soak it in, begin to process it, and retain the knowledge in their long term memory at a much greater capacity then we do as adults. This is why it is so important to begin teaching children a second language at a young age.

Young children are developing language skills rapidly, and they quickly absorb whatever they hear. They can understand new words in different languages at an incredibly fast rate. They can also easily develop the ability to recreate the accents and sounds of various languages. Children are able to pronounce words and sounds that require such things as rolling the tongue or guttural sounds that can be hard to replicate when you are learning a second language as an adult.

At Montessori American School, Spanish is introduced as a second language at an imperative time, when a child is in a sensitive period of language. We adhere to the philosophy of Dr. Montessori, that “No child can learn to perfection as many languages as he hears spoken about him.” Our primary goal in a bilingual program is to help the child develop conversational skills.

When choosing the perfect Montessori school, you should ensure that a bilingual program in place so that your child can take advantage of this opportune time for picking up a second language. In addition, you should consider other enrichment programs that are available, which will also fulfill a child’s natural hunger for knowledge.

In addition to a comprehensive Spanish program, Montessori American School has a variety of other enrichment programs for children, such as:

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