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When you want to make a positive impact in the life of your child, consider enrolling them in a Montessori school instead of a traditional day care setting.

What is a Montessori School?

In the United States, the economy and changing family structures often requires both parents to work. It has been estimated that over 85% of mothers across America are working. Because of this, some sort of day care is often necessary for younger children who have not yet reached school age.

It is important to ensure your child is in an environment that encourages learning from the start. A simple day care setting provides “care”, but does not always provide an education. The psychology and learning style of a child may not even be taken into consideration in a traditional day care.

Instead, consider enrolling your child in a Montessori environment.

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How to Create a Montessori Environment in Your Own Home

It took many hours of planning and YEARS of creating a Montessori environment but I believe it’s what makes our school one of the best preschools in Chula Vista.

I’m very proud of the atmosphere that we’ve created, but make no mistake, it took 25 YEARS of hard work to get to where we are today…and we’re still a work in progress. We’re constantly striving to find ways to excite your child and help them learn through the principles that Maria Montessori established.

With all of this experience under our belt, we wanted share with you how to create a Montessori environment in your home for your toddler or preschooler.

If you’re just visiting this article for the first time today, we described 10 different ways that you could transform your home to be inquisitive and to instill a love for learning.

So in case you missed it, here is a recap:

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Montessori Kitchen

Montessori Kitchen

There was a time when parents, grandparents, and children would be cooking together in the kitchen, sharing family recipes, and hearing secrets passed down from one generation to the next.

This is still true in some cultures, but has unfortunately become a lost art in many American households. It’s often hard for busy parents to take time out of their busy schedule to even teach basic cooking techniques to their children.

Benefits of Practicing Montessori in the Kitchen

Yes, including your children in cooking requires time, patience, and some additional clean-up (especially with younger children). However, the payoff for you and your child is great!

There are many benefits to including your children in cooking activities. For example:

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Turn off the TV

“Books are good for children and TV is bad.” This has become as common knowledge to most as the fact that fruits and veggies are better for you then sweets. But, do you actually know why this is?

The truth is, that if your child spends great amounts of time watching television, they are deprived of some very essential parts of childhood, such as:

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