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COME TO OUR OPEN DAY!

Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School Open Day, Saturday 24th June 2017                                     

   

 








Toilet training needn’t drive you potty!

As a nursery school that accepts children from two and a half we are often called upon to give advice on toilet training and we are very used to helping our youngest students get to grips with going to the toilet independently.

   

 

Using Positive Language at Home

How to use positive language to get your child to do things in the right way!

If your child has attended a Montessori school then you will have heard about the concept of “Grace and Courtesies”, which are a series of simple steps used to guide children to return their materials back to the shelf, tidy their snack plates and even share fruit fairly...but can they be applied to the home environment? and if so, how?  Grace and Courtesies can sometimes be shrouded in a cloak of mystery so we thought we would give you a basic introduction.

   

 



COME TO OUR OPEN DAY!

Casa dei Bambini Montessori School Open Day, Saturday 5th November 2016, 3pm-4.30pm                                       

   

 








Settling into Nursery School

September is fast approaching and with it comes the beginning of a new school year and many children and parents will be looking forward to the first day with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. For children who have never been to nursery before and for parents who have never left their child in someone else’s care, the first day can understandably be a little nerve wracking.

   

 







Mums in The Wood interviews Dipti

Our owner and head teacher, Dipti Kanani, is interviewed by Mums in The Wood.  A great read for anyone considering a Montessori education for their child!

   

 








Our school visit to Freightliner's Farm

The one good thing about the school being used as a Polling Station is that we get to go on a school trip! Last Thursday 5th May, we all met outside the school and headed off to Freightliner's Farm in near by Islington.

   

 

Best selling author Alicia Eaton to run our next Workshop

We are very excited to announce that Alicia Eaton, author of ' Words that Work - How to Get Kids to Do Almost Anything ' will be running our next workshop. This will be taking place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 26th April 2016. Tickets cost £15 and a copy of the book is included in the price.

   

 

Montessori Myths

Although the Montessori method has been getting increased media coverage recently, there are still a lot of untruths that fly around and we frequently get asked the same questions when people find out we are Montessori teachers. We thought it would be of interest to debunk some of these myths.

   

 

Montessori hits the International News...

... thanks to Prince George, Sir Ken Robinson and … Ryan Gosling.

Most of you will have probably seen Montessori mentioned in the news last month. Prince George’s first day a local Norfolk Montessori school was at the beginning of the term and this milestone was covered by the international press.

   

 

Montessori Workshop - 'The Full Monti'

Join us for a workshop on Tuesday 12th January, 6pm-8pm.                                                                                                                                                  

   

 

Top Tips - 100 Acts of Kindness to do with your child

We love it when we see children spontaneously helping each other at school. Whether they help a friend clear up a spillage or tuck a chair in that their friend has forgotten, it means that they are demonstrating the value they place on their community and social environment. We therefore found this list detailing 100 acts of kindness to do with your child really appealing.

   

 

Opinion - The many benefits of household chores for children

According to research done by Marty Rossmann, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, “Giving children household chores at an early age helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance.” As Montessorians, this is the kind of research we like to read about!

   

 

Opinion - The importance of movement and touch in Montessori learning

In a Montessori nursery or school classroom, a great deal of emphasis is put on hands-on, concrete learning materials. The object is to develop the concept first and create a deep understanding to help the child to move to more abstract work when he or she is ready.

   

 

Opinion - Can too many toys stifle children's creativity?

What do you think about a nursery taking away all the toys, activities, pens, paper etc. for three months of the year? Is it realistic to leave the children with just tables, chairs and a few blankets to play with? This is exactly what a project in Munich encourages schools to do.

   

 

Classroom update - Care of the Environment

Last week one of our not yet three year old girls opted to work with a puzzle and whilst doing so, accidentally knocked a flower vase onto the floor.  Being engrossed in the activity she forgot all about it until some 30 minutes later, after she had moved onto a completely new activity of washing snack plates and glasses with a friend.

   

 

Top Tips - Creating a Montessori Environment at Home

The thought of trying to achieve a Montessori environment for your child at home may seem daunting, but really, it shouldn’t be. By adapting just a few home elements to mirror the kind of environment your child experiences at school will really help to cement their learning.

   

 

Classroom update - The continual appeal of practical life activities

A few days ago we witnessed two of our four year old boys spend over an hour cleaning in the garden. They started with the patio doors, moved on to the climbing equipment and proceeded to wash and dry everything 'cleanable' in the garden.

   

 

Opinion - Praise and Rewards in a Montessori Classroom

You won’t find any stickers or reward charts in our Montessori classroom in Hampstead. In fact, they don’t feature in any Montessori school or nursery.