Stress-free holidays: Keeping it Simple

Everyone complains about how stressful holidays are: between shopping, wrapping gifts, hosting extended families, cooking, and visiting, the hustle and bustle of the holidays are often more of a headache than it is a time of peace and joy. Unfortunately, we can pass along that stress to our kids. This article offers a few simple suggestions on ways to choose …

Fun and Safe Trick-or-Treating Tips

There are so many fun fall traditions that we all look forward to each year: picking apples, pumpkin-spiced everything, and of course, Halloween: carving pumpkins, dressing up, and trick-or-treating. But not every child reacts the same way to the spooky fall holiday. Tone down the scare factor While many kids enjoy the scariness of Halloween, other little ones are more …

Meadow Montessori Halloween Book Character Parade

Halloween is coming! It is a fun and exciting day for Meadow Montessori students! Most children love dressing up. However, keep in mind that we have a wide age range of children at our school, and some costumes can be frightening for our little ones. For this holiday to be fun and non-threatening, and so all our children can enjoy …

The Power of Choice in the Classroom

“ The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” ― Maria Montessori This concept may seem counterintuitive within a traditional learning environment, but the goal of a Montessori class is to build independence and intellectual curiosity in children. If you’ve ever looked inside …

Timely Social and Emotional Development Yields Lifelong Effects

Montessori education prepares students for the future by aiding in social and emotional development. A study published in 2015 by the American Journal of Public Health tested kindergarten-aged children for their level of social and emotional competency, and then followed up with the same children 13 to 19 years later. Results showed that those with strong social and emotional skills at kindergarten …

This is How Children Benefit from a Montessori Education

In the early 1900s, Maria Montessori saw great need for reform in the educational system. Her passion became to develop educators and schools that would foster the “whole personality of the child,” not only the academic side. Within her educational system exist three primary principles: Individual liberty Observation Preparation of the environment Montessori education allows our children to grow to …

Enrolling Your Child at Meadow Montessori School

How Can Parents Facilitate Enrolling Their Children? Children benefit from a year-round educational program tailored to students’ individual needs. The school’s individualized curriculum makes it easy for students to adjust to the learning environment and feel a part of their group studies, regardless of when they join the classroom. Students Welcome to Join Any Time Although the school encourages parents …

Technology in the Montessori Classroom

I recently read an article about the developers of Montessorium, who introduced Montessori applications for the iPad. It reminded me of the controversy surrounding the use of technology in the Montessori classrooms. Both sides of the argument try to deduce what Dr. Maria Montessori herself would think about the internet and computers in the classroom. None of us will know …

Is There Dramatic Play in Montessori?

Dramatic Play is defined as play in which children act out roles – a child feeding a baby doll, cooking in a play kitchen, etc. It is true that children enjoy role playing. As soon as they start walking they want to do what they see the adults in their life doing. They want to clean, cook, and generally take …

Montessori Benefits, as Shared by the Houston Chronicle

Did you know that our certified staff at Meadow Montessori School apply Montessori’s ideas in the best and most up-to-date ways fit for all young children? We teach children using current technologies in the most productive ways. We ensure that children with all learning styles keep up to speed or even exceed their peers. Montessori preschool students have been shown to …