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Did You Know That Montessori Helps Elementary School Children Become Leaders - Flagstaff Montessori

Did You Know That Montessori Helps Elementary School Children Become Leaders?

As a parent, you’re always seeking the best for your child — the best opportunities, the best experiences, and the best education. It’s a journey filled with decisions, and one of the most crucial is choosing the right elementary school for your little one.  The elementary school they attend will set the stage for their […]

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4 Engaging Discovery Bottle Ideas for Daycare Children - Flagstaff Montessori

4 Engaging Discovery Bottle Ideas for Daycare Children

Everything about your child’s day is different when they attend a Montessori daycare. Unlike traditional daycare settings, Montessori programs focus on nurturing your child’s curiosity and creativity through a variety of unique learning techniques. As strong proponents of Montessori philosophy, the Montessori School of Flagstaff has adopted numerous strategies and traditions, including the creation of

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5 Interesting Ways Middle School Students Learn Leadership Skills - Flagstaff Montessori Cedar Campus

5 Interesting Ways Middle School Students Learn Leadership Skills

Middle school is a transformative time in any student’s life. Middle schoolers are growing intellectually, but they’re also developing interpersonal skills that are vital to the rest of their lives.  One of these interpersonal skills is leadership. There might not be a clear-cut way to teach leadership skills, but with effort and some inventive exercises,

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Top 5 Practical Life Skills Your Kindergarten Student Should Learn - Flagstaff Montessori Westside Campus

Top 5 Practical Life Skills Your Kindergarten Student Should Learn

Montessori kindergarten is full of engaging activities that help your little one start exploring the world. Many of those activities are designed to teach children practical life skills.  But there’s no reason why you, as a parent, can’t contribute to your child’s development in the same way. By working with your kindergartener at home, you

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Top 4 Reasons Your Children Will Thrive in the Montessori Elementary Setting - Flagstaff Montessori Switzer Mesa Campus

Top 4 Reasons Your Children Will Thrive in the Montessori Elementary Setting

Why Montessori? If you’re in the process of selecting an elementary school for your child, you’ve probably heard countless opinions (welcome and otherwise) on which type of learning environment is best. The truth is that while every type of school has its advantages and disadvantages, a Montessori elementary school is uniquely equipped to help every

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5 Important Ways Montessori Kindergarten Children Learn Math Skills - Flagstaff Montessori Sunnyside Campus

5 Important Ways Montessori Kindergarten Children Learn Math Skills

Montessori kindergarten classrooms focus on bringing up knowledgeable, empathetic citizens of the world. But unless you already know a bit about Montessori, you might wonder about the practicalities — like how young children learn math.  Through a hands-on learning process, kindergarteners master the math concepts they need for future success. Here are five of the

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Kitchen Activities That Help Middle School Students With Academic Learning - Flagstaff Montessori Cedar Campus

Kitchen Activities That Help Middle School Students With Academic Learning

Cooking is a source of joy for many adults and children alike. For middle schoolers, cooking can not only provide a way to learn valuable life skills, but also to support and further their academic learning. This is why Montessori middle schools always place an emphasis on kitchen activities.  While children learning how to prepare

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Exciting Halloween-Themed Activities for Montessori Preschool in October - Flagstaff Montessori Westside Campus

Exciting Halloween-Themed Activities for Montessori Preschool in October

October can be one of the most exciting months of the year for you and your preschool-aged child. There’s pumpkin-picking, decorating, costume-making, and all kinds of spooky arts and crafts projects for you to enjoy with your little one.  And the best part is that many of these activities align with the Montessori philosophy, which

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How Does a Montessori Elementary School Differ From Traditional Environments - Flagstaff Montessori Switzer Mesa Campus

How Does a Montessori Elementary School Differ From Traditional Environments?

If you attended public schools as a child, you already know what to expect — an environment that prizes conformity over individual development. If you want your elementary school child to enjoy a different experience, it’s time to consider the many benefits inherent to Montessori programs.  What can you expect when you choose this private

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Why Does Whole Child Development Lead to More Responsible Children - Flagstaff Montessori Sunnyside Campus

Why Does Whole Child Development Lead to More Responsible Children?

By and large, the goal of public schools is to impart information to students and then measure their retention through testing. While academics are certainly important, there’s a lot more to child development than simply filling their heads with rote data. Montessori schools take a “whole child” approach to learning that observes not only academic

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