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Use some tried and tested Montessori techniques to navigate your Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, even for 2020. The lights are twinkling, the songs are playing and the treats are flowing. We all need this magical time more than ever. But it can be a confusing time for our children, who crave routine and stability. We’re not suggesting that Christmas is cancelled, far from it, but some simple Montessori principles can help navigate the season with as few tears and tantrums as possible.

2020-12-23T15:16:21+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Blog|

How to entertain a pre-schooler at home, the Montessori way

It’s been a long year hasn’t it? And with many families still isolating and so much time being spent at home, it’s fair to say that ideas for how to keep pre-schoolers busy are wearing thin. We’ve crafted, we’ve baked, we’ve completed all the jigsaws but those little, curious minds are desperate for more.

2020-12-01T16:22:21+00:00December 1st, 2020|Blog|

Why are pre-schoolers exempt from the limits on meeting outdoors during lockdown two?

As lockdown number two hit on November 5th, parents all over the country breathed a sigh of relief on hearing that children under the age of five are exempt from the limits on two people meeting outdoors during this month-long period to halt the continued spread of Covid-19.

2020-12-01T16:12:23+00:00December 1st, 2020|Blog|

How to challenge gender stereotypes with children

It’s 2020 and supposedly, the world is more educated and open minded than ever. Or is it? Too regularly, I see adverts for dolls on the television with not one boy in them and children’s clothes shops split into two clear halves, the pink side and the blue side.

2020-11-04T22:12:23+00:00November 4th, 2020|Blog|

The Genius of the Outdoors!

I am raising a family who gets everything it can from the outdoors! Singing practice in a natural auditorium, cricket, golf, running and for our newest arrival from his very first days, there have been daily dog walks and back garden biology courses amongst plants, trees, birds and squirrels. Children simply need the air and space of the natural world so that their bodies and souls can function.

2020-07-16T10:29:35+01:00July 16th, 2020|Blog|
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