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…”

On Peace…

Community, by Cab Yau, September 21, 2018,

Perhaps the most profound aspects of Montessori education are those that we do not see. Montessori nourishes our children’s very character. Our hope is that, well nourished, our children will develop a sense of justice and a true understanding of peace. In celebration of The International Day of Peace, Anna Schwind offers the following for … Continue reading “On Peace…”

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”