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5 Tips in Teaching Your Kids Respect

5 Tips in Teaching Your Kids Respect

1. Demand Good Manners Acting polite isn’t merely a formality, says psychotherapist Ingrid Schweiger, Ph.D., author of Self-Esteem for a Lifetime. “When kids say ‘thanks’ after something is given to them, they acknowledge that there’s a mutual exchange going on, a give-and-take,” she explains. And by […]

How Many Toys Are Too Many?  12 Reasons Why Kids Benefit from Less

How Many Toys Are Too Many? 12 Reasons Why Kids Benefit from Less

This Christmas season, while shopping for toys for your children, keep this in mind — children may actually benefit from fewer toys?!  This article was originally published by Emily Wade on ThinkAboutNow.com. Renowned child educator, Maria Montessori said “Play is the child’s work.” She meant […]

Sharing: Why We Shouldn’t Force It

Sharing: Why We Shouldn’t Force It

Photo by Kidstock/Getty Images In this article by Christina Clemer, she explains why we don’t actually teach “sharing” in the Montessori classroom. Instead, we try to encourage the lifeskill of waiting. This article was originally published on Motherly. As you probably know, being a referee for […]

7 Key Phrases We Use in the Montessori Classroom

7 Key Phrases We Use in the Montessori Classroom

This article was originally published by Christina Clemer on the blog, Motherly. We found it so true and very helpful and we wanted to share. This is a wonderful example of the language we use, the environment we strive to create, and the confidence we want to […]

Happy Birthday Maria Montessori

Happy Birthday Maria Montessori

Today, August 31st, is Maria Montessori’s birthday! We are proud to celebrate this incredible woman, and all the wisdom she gave us in the area of children and education. She is still celebrated as one of the finest educators of our time. Dr. Maria Montessori […]

Fun Summer Learning Activities for your Kids

Fun Summer Learning Activities for your Kids

Summer is here! You made it through the school year, congratulations! We often feel a rush of relief once summer hits, but after a week or two, we need some fun ideas to occupy our kids during those long summer days. We’ve put together a […]

Characteristics of Montessori Education

Characteristics of Montessori Education

We recently attended the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS) Conference about the characteristics of Montessori Education. The following content is from Rosemary Quaranta, M. Ed. “The child is truly a miraculous being and this should be felt deeply by the educator.” Maria Montessori Authentic Characteristics of Montessori […]

Trent Celebrates 35 Years!

Trent Celebrates 35 Years!

In case you missed it, we were featured in an article by Ft. Thomas Matters about our 35 year anniversary! Fort Thomas resident Jan Haas decided that she wanted to work with children outside of the traditional teaching method while attending Hanover College. So, after […]

Amazon, Google and Montessori

Amazon, Google and Montessori

Steve Denning published the following article in Forbes.com titled Is Montessori The Origin Of Google And Amazon? Here’s an excerpt that we found interesting! Let’s Learn From Montessori The idea that we don’t have to reinvent the wheel was striking. The example of thousands of […]

The 3 Most Important Questions

The 3 Most Important Questions

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician, mother, writer, and has incredible insight into kids and families. She offers a free e-book for those who signup to her online newsletter that discusses the three most important questions you can answer for you child. It is a […]