A Peek at Concentration…

Lower Elementary, by Cab Yau, October 2, 2018,

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.” -Maria Montessori Whether figuring out how to grasp a rattle, pull up, write or read, concentration is central to learning. While coming naturally to children, concentration is also a skill which we cultivate by providing the right environment. How … Continue reading “A Peek at Concentration…”

We See You…

Community, by Cab Yau, September 28, 2018,

“Listen with ears of tolerance. See through eyes of compassion. Speak with the language of love.” -Rumi I want to let you in on a little secret. The working assumption of the folks in this little Montessori community is that you are doing the very best you can for your child. And it’s true. We … Continue reading “We See You…”

Lunches (Part 2) … The Bridge to Independence

Community, by Cab Yau, September 19, 2018,

A child’s path to independence is neither straight nor necessarily expeditious. But with preparation, we can foster environments that provide support on this path. Having covered the basics of lunches at school, let’s explore how to use this everyday activity to promote independence.  As with almost every skill children acquire, independent lunch-making is a gradual … Continue reading “Lunches (Part 2) … The Bridge to Independence”