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Fantasy and Imagination

Fantasy and Imagination In The Absorbent Mind, about the second plane of development Maria Montessori says, “…it is a period of growth unaccompanied by other change. The child is calm

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Normalization period

Normalization period As the weeks have rapidly passed we have learned more and more about your children. Each child, in very different ways, has opened up to us – some

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Sensitive period

Sensitive period As every parent knows, it takes only the smallest change to throw a toddler’s day out of whack.  A missed nap, a smaller-than-usual breakfast, a visiting relative, a

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Reflections on The New Year

Reflections on The New Year By Heather GrayThe New Year is a contemplative time for many people.  It is a reminder that, wherever we find ourselves, we may begin anew

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Reading Aloud to Your Children

Reading Aloud to Your Children By Curriculum Specialist Heather Incao   Parents often ask what they can do at home to support their child at school. Always, the first answer

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Path to Abstraction

Path to Abstraction By Victoria Gaber   Throughout the elementary years, children are following their own internal path towards abstracting concepts of math, language, the sciences, and the rest. The

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The Great Lessons

The Great Lessons By Mary Donovan   Once children reach Elementary age, they are beginning a new plane of development (ages 6-12).  This child is able to have a reasoning

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