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12 Fun Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children 12 Fun & Creative Things to do in San Diego With Your Children

With beautiful weather year round, a gorgeous coastline, and a booming metropolis, there is never a shortage of fun things to do in San Diego California!

Most people are aware of famous attractions, such as Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, which families from all around the world travel to! However, we wanted to highlight some other, slightly lesser known, fun things to do with your kids in San Diego!

Over the past few months we’ve reviewed “12 Fun & Creative Things to do in San Diego With Your Children“. These are gathered from ideas provided by current parents of children who attend our Montessori school, as well as some of the popular destinations that provide an amazing experience for you and your children!

If you’ve missed one of our valuable posts, we’ve linked to them below:

(Also, keep in mind, all of these tips are available in our “12 Fun & Creative Things to do in San Diego With Your Children” PDF eBook as well!)

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12: Visit the San Diego Maritime Museum

Posted by Edith On September 12th

Maritime Museum Photo Courtesy of Flickr User lori05871 12: Visit the San Diego Maritime Museum

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

If you take our advice and try out a SEAL tour, you will be boarding at the tour at the San Diego Maritime Museum. Although it may be too much to squeeze in a visit to the museum, and take the SEAL tour in the same day, the Maritime Museum is definitely worth coming back for!

This museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, called the “Star of India”. Although you won’t be setting sail on the Star of India, the museum has a schooner called the “Californian”, which can take you and your children sailing on San Diego Bay, or on weekend adventure sails to Catalina.

Maritime Museum was founded in 1948 by a group of local historians and maritime enthusiasts who acquired the sailing ship, Star of India, in 1927. The beautiful vessel is now fully restored, and is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers and skilled craftsmen. The Star of India is sailed at least once a year.

In addition to the Star of India, the museum also has some other wonderful exhibits, including:

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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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Child at Montessori American School 4: Looking for the Benefits of a San Diego Private School With a Montessori Education?

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

Many parents are aware of the benefits of a San Diego private school, such as smaller classroom sizes, stricter requirements for educators, and more flexibility and room for creativity with curriculum and teaching methods. A Montessori school offers these same benefits, along with the additional benefits of a quality Montessori education. What are the benefits of a Montessori education?

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Little Boy at Montessori American School 3: Considering an Eastlake Daycare With an Effective Montessori Education?

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

As you are considering Montessori schools, you should demand that an effective Montessori education is provided. So, what constitutes an effective Montessori education? Consider the following criteria…

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Best of Chula Vista Award 2: Does Your Chula Vista Preschool Strive for Academic Excellence?

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

If you want your child to achieve academic excellence in his or her schooling career, you should ensure that the Chula Vista Preschool you choose for your child shares this goal. So, what exactly is defined as Academic Excellence?

When we speak in terms of a student striving for Academic Excellence, this is typically referring to the child’s effort to fully achieve their intellectual potential. This is demonstrated through the student’s pursuit to acquire, adapt, and apply knowledge.

This is evident when we see students:

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1: What is a Montessori School?

Posted by Edith On September 7th

Tip 1 a 1: What is a Montessori School?

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

Before you can understand how to choose the right Montessori school, you should know exactly what makes a school Montessori. By definition, a Montessori school is a school that follows the teachings of an Italian doctor by the name of Maria Montessori.

Dr. Maria Montessori was strongly devoted to the education of Rome’s underprivileged children. Her philosophies, visionary methods, and insight into how children learn spawned an educational movement which has become popular around the world.

Montessori used observations to better understand the inner nature of a child. Some of these observations, which are incorporated into the teaching philosophies of Montessori schools, include the following:

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Yearbook Pgs Web 2011 145 Choose a Chula Vista Preschool that offers a Montessori Education

Whether you’re familiar with Montessori Schools or not we have some helpful tips for choosing a Chula Vista Preschool that offers a Montessori education. Education in a Montessori school focuses on building confidence, increasing competence, promoting self-esteem, and teaching respect for others which helps make Montessori Schools popular around the world. You can learn more about Montessori schools and how to choose the right one for your child in….

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