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    To Squeezie or Not to Squeezie?

    As parents of a young child, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that there isn’t a single one of us out there who hasn’t, at one time or another, thanked that universe for the invention of the squeezie (a.k.a pouches, pouchies, Squooshies, etc.)  Whatever your tyke calls them, we have all... Continue Reading »

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    Sleep Deprivation in Kids

    With winter upon us and the world around us seeming to go into hibernation, I find myself thinking more and more of curling up under a thick blanket for a long winter’s nap. Of course, our children rarely follow suit.  Us adults would probably pay good money for a regular nap while our little ones... Continue Reading »

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    The Montessori Student’s Wish List…

    Since Sirius/XM has their holiday music stations up and running, and every other commercial on TV has jingle bells and gift wrap, we thought it’s time to publish our first ever “Wish List for the Montessori Kid.” Many parents with children in Montessori programs consider purchasing Montessori materials for holiday or birthday gifts.  Parents will... Continue Reading »

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    Why Won’t My Child Tell Me About School?

    Do you ever feel like your child won’t tell you about his day?  Or that he tells you the same thing every day? Don’t worry.  You are not alone.  Parents have a notoriously hard time prying information from their children.   I can’t promise it will get any easier.  In fact, it will probably continue right... Continue Reading »

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    Sing Peace Around the World

    In 1982, the United Nations declared September 21 the International Day of Peace or World Peace Day.  The day promotes peace throughout the world and calls for, at the least, a ceasefire in active war zones so that humanitarian aid and relief may be provided in those areas.  Beginning in 2013, the Secretary-General of the United... Continue Reading »

  6. First Day Down!

    As I sit to write this post, I have just walked through the entire school building finding peace and quiet throughout the classrooms.   All of the toddlers are fast asleep.  Most of the Children’s House students are sleeping while those that are already awake are working quietly and purposefully.   The infants are doing a bit... Continue Reading »

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    Home Visits: What Are They and Why Do We Do Them?

    A home visit has become a very common practice in Montessori Toddler programs all over the world.   The home visit is an opportunity for your child’s teacher to come visit him or her in his own home prior to the start of school.  Teachers who offer home visits consistently report that those children who have... Continue Reading »

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    The Springs is 50!!!

    July 1st marks the start The Springs’ 50th “walk around the sun.” As we prepare to begin our 50th school year, we are more excited than ever for the new additions and Montessori experiences that this year will bring! The Springs has always been a labor of love rooted in family, friendship and making Montessori... Continue Reading »