On Outdoor Work Space, and Why Your Child Needs to go Outside

Community, by lauren, May 17, 2018,

Being outside is a joy to the senses, and can do wonders for one’s mood! Here at Villa di Maria, we recognize all the major benefits of being outside, and have accommodated our children by providing lovely outdoor work environments. Read all about the benefits of children being outside in nature below! Related posts: Montessori … Continue reading “On Outdoor Work Space, and Why Your Child Needs to go Outside”

Art for Earth Day: Villa Di Maria’s Student Art Show, 2018

Community, by lauren, April 26, 2018,

This past Sunday the Villa di Maria Lower and Upper Elementary Children (along with the Primary Culminating Year children) celebrated an overcast, rainy day at Reese Gallery in the burgeoning arts district of historic Cherokee Street, St. Louis for “Art for Earth Day.” The children showcased many exceptional pieces of both visual and performing arts, with … Continue reading “Art for Earth Day: Villa Di Maria’s Student Art Show, 2018”

On Freedom

Community, by lauren, April 24, 2018,

“We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active.” –  Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind Related posts: It All “Matters” “In short, excessive screen-time appears to impair brain structure and… The … Continue reading “On Freedom”