It’s 9a.m. on Monday morning. You just dropped your child off at preschool. Do you feel like you’ve run a marathon? Chances are that you do…and you’re not alone. As a parent, mornings can be the most hectic time of day. But they don’t have to be. Read on for tips to get your child up and out the door each morning…hassle-free. And perhaps you’ll be able to take a five-minute coffee break before continuing with your day.
The key to more pleasant mornings is establishing routines. Routines make everything easier, so start thinking about the evening and morning habits that will work best for your family. The goal is to create un-rushed schedules, so everyone in the family can head off to work and school without being in a frenzy.
Keep in mind that preschoolers are not little adults, so they’re not thinking ahead. They live in the here and now. So, it’s up to the adults in their lives to establish structure and help children follow routines to get them to school happy and healthy each morning.
Rule of thumb: Everything that does not have to be done in the morning should be completed the night before. Try these tips with your child on school nights to move things along the next morning:
You successfully made it through the evening routine. Keep the structure going the next morning with the following suggestions:
Want to learn more about helping your child establish routines? Feel free to contact us. We look forward to speaking with you!
Admn February 8th, 2018
Posted In: Montessori Education
All parents want the best for their children, and one of the best ways to establish a solid foundation is through education. A high quality education should offer well-rounded development for your child while instilling a desire to learn. To accomplish this, the materials should be fun and engaging while still informative.
There is no better education available to toddlers than a Montessori education. From the classroom design to the helpful teachers, your child will be in the optimal learning environment. They will be free to learn as they please in an environment full of peers and hands-on learning materials. In a Montessori classroom, your child is in charge of their education and they can reap the benefits.
Children all learn at different paces. One of the primary shortcomings of conventional educations is that they follow a strict guideline for the curriculum regardless of each child’s learning style. Auditory learners may thrive in a lecture-based classroom, while tactile learners may struggle. In Montessori classrooms, each child is able to learn at their own pace with the help of their teacher. The teacher will guide them through the curriculum using materials and methods that help each child learn best. No child is left behind or frustrated because they don’t understand things, which does wonders for their confidence.
Montessori classrooms put a greater emphasis on social learning than conventional classrooms that encourage quiet. By allowing children to work together at group tables, the children are able to make friends, share their knowledge, and reinforce their understandings by sharing the information. This improves their ability to speak and have conversations while also helping develop greater social skills.
If anyone knows the best way for your child to learn, it’s them! Catering to your child’s interests is one of the easiest ways to encourage learning. Montessori classrooms have a wide array of learning materials accessible to your child, so chances are they can learn in the genre of their choosing. If they are having fun while learning, they will want to learn more which will further develop their skills. Practice makes perfect!
If you’re seeking the best of the best for your child’s education, be sure to consider a Montessori education. Their hands-on learning approach helps develop your child physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally. This will help set the foundation for the rest of their academic careers, and instill a desire to learn that will carry them through.
Admn November 16th, 2017
Posted In: Montessori Education