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  • Last-Minute Family Vacation Tips
    July 26, 2017  

    With summer quickly coming to an end, a lot of families wish they took a summer family vacation. But, the good news is, it’s not too late! Memorial Montessori is here to save the day with our last minute family vacation tips! Off-Season Incentives – Many popular winter destinations will offer incentives to attract customers during their off-season. Vacations to destinations such as the Caribbean islands or Ski Resorts offer giant discounts for families, some […]

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  • Choosing Your Child’s School
    July 18, 2017  

    When you first move to a new school district, it can be hard to tell how to pick a good school for your child to enroll in. Aside from deciding whether you’d like to opt for a public or private school, there are other criteria that might make one option better than the rest. If you’re looking for a good place to start, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a […]

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  • Does Your Child Need One-on-One Tutoring?
    June 30, 2017  

    Every parent has high hopes for their child when he or she starts school – they hope that they’ll make friends, like and respect their teachers, and enjoy learning. Sometimes, however, that last hope doesn’t quite pan out and children run into speed bumps in one or more subjects. This doesn’t have to stop your children from being able to learn as much (or more!) as their peers though. It just requires some attention and […]

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  • Benefits of Summer School
    June 21, 2017  

    When it comes to enrolling your children in summer school, there are pretty strong arguments for and against. Many families feel that summer is a time for kids to just be kids and are unwilling to enroll their children in any summer programs. However, not all summer schools are created equal, and some of them can be extremely beneficial to your child’s overall development. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to […]

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  • Home and Public Pool Safety
    May 31, 2017  

    Summer is right around the corner and kids everywhere will be putting on their bathing suits to hop in! To make sure you have the most fun possible, taking safety precautions before going for a swim is always recommended. Here are Memorial Montessori’s summer pool safety tips: Home Swimming Pool Safety Tips Wondering what you can do to make your swimming pool safe? Always be sure to keep an eye on children when they are […]

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  • Summer Activities for Kids
    May 11, 2017  

    School vacation break is almost upon usso now is the time to start planning summer activities for kids. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable summer ideas for kids, that are fun, some educational, that won’t hurt your wallet. Too often, parents overlook simpler sources of entertainment that children will enjoy. Summer Kids Activities Here is a list of summertime activities for preschoolers and school age children. Most of the summer ideas for kids included are […]

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  • Children and Sports
    April 25, 2017  

    Sport Activities for Kids Sport activities for kids help them develop strong physical skills, get the exercise their growing bodies need, and develop lasting friendships. With all those benefits of sports children also have fun, they learn how to be a productive team player, and build self-esteem. Benefits of Sports for Kids The valuable behaviors and attitudes that children are taught through sports follow them throughout life. It is important for parents to be proactive […]

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  • Benefits of Montessori Programs for Younger Children
    April 12, 2017  

    Parents know their children best, and only they can choose the right preschool for them. Luckily, there are many options to choose from, including Montessori programs for younger children. Montessori is based on research and evidence that supports their educational methods. If you are wondering if a Montessori school is best for your child, consider the following list of benefits their teaching philosophy delivers. 1.Targets key stages of development. The Montessori method centers on the […]

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  • Music and Education: How Music Affects Brain Development
    March 27, 2017  
    Children and teacher playing with musical instruments in preschool

    A Montessori education is all about fostering natural development while supporting the unique needs of each child during each separate developmental stage. The implementation of this process revolves around five simple principles: respect, the absorbent mind, sensitive periods, a prepared classroom and auto-education. Music is an important part of the Montessori environment. It enables non-verbal communication and expression; it encourages children to enjoy music and feel joyful; enhances literacy, math skills, and brain development overall. […]

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  • Left Brain vs. Right Brain Learning
    March 4, 2017  

    The brain is an amazing, intriguing and very complex organ. It is responsible for human intelligence, managing senses, movement, and all behaviors. The human brain is made up of two hemispheres, the right half, and the left half, each is responsible for controlling different functions. Both sides communicate information through a connection of nerves that join that two halves. The right brain oversees most of the functions and movement on the left side of the […]

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