Breathing techniques work well for children and adults as well and have the power to reduce the effects of stressful situations. At the Montessori School of Pleasanton, we incorporate breathing techniques as a way of helping our elementary students get control of their emotions and deal with anxiety and unpleasant situations.
Having children spaced a year or two apart can be a huge benefit in the home. Siblings often form very close relationships - partnerships, if you will - which tie them together in complex ways. By encouraging the older child to participate in helping the younger one, your home resembles the mixed age method used in the Montessori classroom.
Next month is Black History Month in the United States, and Martin Luther King, Jr. always figures prominently when discussing African American achievements in history. His life was a lesson in standing up for what you believe in and equal treatment for all people. We have put together some suggestions for topics concerning Martin Luther King Jr. and you can add some ideas of your own when teaching elementary aged children. The Montessori Method puts emphasis on acceptance and diversity, and Martin Luther King, Jr. is an important person in history to learn about and celebrate.
Montessori education is an approach to life which continues when the school day is over. To get the best results, Montessori techniques should be incorporated into your home life as well. Not only will this encourage your children to be more active and inquisitive, but it will also help them learn and become more self-confident.
Since it was first practiced in 1907, the Montessori Method has helped children to thrive in their educational develop and transition into lifelong learners. Schools across the globe have adopted the Montessori philosophy and made it their own, allowing students reap the benefits of the legacy of Dr. Maria Montessori. This method of education focuses on cultivating independence and curiosity in order to facilitate learning and has a remarkable history that begins with singular passions of its namesake.