01 Oct

The Montessori Approach to Early Childhood Education

In The Absorbent Mind, Dr. Montessori wrote, "The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man's intelligence itself, his greatest implement is being formed.
26 Sep

Raising a Future King the Montessori Way

Arbor View Montessori cheers Prince William and Kate for choosing Montessori for their child. Traditional Preschools and Daycare are good, but if you want the best for your child, choose Montessori.
16 Sep

How Montessori Kids Learn

Children up to six years old see the world in very concrete ways. They learn about their environment through what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell. In a Montessori  education children work with learning materials that can be experienced through the senses.
10 Sep

Benefits of the Pouring Activity

Carrying the water in a pitcher and pouring it into a basin helps the child to perfect his coordination. At Arbor View Montessori Practical Life Exercises involve the use of water.
28 Aug

Choosing a Montessori School

There are some key questions to remember when thinking about how to select a Montessori school. Before visiting any school, it can pay to contact the staff and ask these three questions to ascertain whether the school is truly a Montessori one.
22 Aug

How to Select a Montessori School

Parents who have decided that they would like a Montessori education for their children must think carefully about how to select Montessori school if they are to ensure that their children actually receive the education they want.
12 Aug

Montessori & Science

At Arbor View Montessori School, science is introduced to children at a young age with subjects like botany and zoology. Children have a natural desire to explore what they see. We provide various opportunities for the child to study and observe their environment, through gardening, nature walks, and care of animals.
10 Jul

Sensorial Preparation for Writing

Many of the sensorial exercises are a remote preparation for academic learning. For example, the child who has learned to listen carefully will be able to perceive subtle differences in the sounds of the letters.
27 Jun

The Color Tablets

The child's first introduction to color is a box containing six tablets--two red, two blue and two yellow. All the other tablets are the same size, shape and texture. They differ only in highly contrasting color. In this exercise, the child pairs the tablets and learns...
26 Jun

Smelling Jars

The Smelling Jars consist of two sets of small jars with removable caps. These jars are identical in all respects except the flavoring which they contain. One has cinnamon, another mint, another coffee, another cloves, etc. Each jar has a distinct fragrance.
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