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7 Tips on How to Encourage Multilingual Learning

In this guest post, Erika of Montessori & Multilingual shares her best tips on creating an environment where young children can learn other languages in the most natural and authentic way. The sage words of Dr. Maria Montessori ring especially true for multilingual families. As she put it, “the development of language is part of …

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Authentic Handmade Materials for Your Dream Montessori Classroom

When it comes to creating learning space for the students, it is not about the quantity, but about the quality. If you’ve been teaching children for a while, you soon begin to realize that not all materials and tools are created equal. One of the unique aspects of Montessori materials is that they are designed …

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Raising Multilingual Montessori Kids

For many countries where the majority speaks English teaching children to speak other languages from a very early age is a foreign concept, while in many other parts of the world for millions of people speaking the native language at home and learning at school in English or French, for example, is a norm. Now, …

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Learning To Read With Montessori Cards

Learning to read is not a natural process.  The curiosity that draws children to find out more about the world surrounding them usually comes naturally. It is not a secret that children flourish under nurturing and purposeful guidance. Just the right amount of encouragement, regularly held storytime, parental example, cozy book nook  – a perfect …

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Montessori Phonics Initial Sound Cards

One of my favorite parts of Montessori education is the process of teaching children to read and write. At home, we have done a good solid preparation for the first stages of reading with my daughter. She has experience matching objects with pictures, works to develop logical thinking and comprehension with pre-reading cards, we often …

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Free Poetry Printable Cards for Kids.

Rember the first childhood poem you composed yourself? It was a special and proud day for me. Children enjoy discovering the magic of forming meaning and expressing themselves in a form of poetry. In our classroom, we always introduced children to the world of poetry from an early age. Poems were displayed in our Montessori …

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Free Handwriting Printables.

Here is a great collection of handwriting worksheets. I hope you will find here what you are looking for. “Developing good writing skills in your child is critical in early learning. This is why educational technology has developed some special techniques for preschool projects so the child can learn fine skills through interactive learning. This …

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Books & Cards for Early Readers – Suitable for the Montessori Classroom.

Here is a list of books and cards which are wonderful for early readers. They are applying to child’s interests, sweet and short, engaging, and are great for using in a Montessori environment. Recently I made a new set of Montessori Inspired Phonetic Word Exercise Cards– Pink and Blue Series – that are there to …

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5 Montessori Inspired Ways to Support Early Literacy

  “At one year of age, the child says his first intentional word…his babbling has a purpose, and this intention is a proof of conscious intelligence…He becomes ever more aware that language refers to his surroundings, and his wish to master it consciously becomes also greater….Subconsciously and unaided, he strains himself to learn, and this …

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