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Setting up a Toddler-friendly Home

By Whitney Kimbro Toddlers crave independence and are in a sensitive period for language.  They sometimes have a hard time communicating what is needed, especially if they are tired, hungry, ill or something is just off.  There are usually power struggles in these delicate years.  To help minimize these power struggles, and encourage independence, we […]

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Transformation of a Toddler Teacher By Kendyll Murray, Toddler A Support Teacher This year has been an exciting growing experience for me. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work toward receiving my Infant/Toddler Credential through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. I knew that I would learn more about the Montessori philosophy and […]

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Mindful Listening with the Toddlers By Whitney Kimbro, Head Teacher, Toddler A During our recent visit with Marta Donahoe, she spoke with us about being mindful listeners and how to communicate with one another. These are things we should work on with our toddlers as well, especially during this time when they are at such […]

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Toddler Exploration By Misty King   Exploring freely with purpose is the child’s work. Work, by definition is “to be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result”. The toddler classroom is set up for the ever-changing toddler to encourage development to the fullest potential.   Children take pride […]

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Toddler End of Year News

Wow, it’s already the end of the school year. There has been so much growth in the Toddler community. The toddler who was once crying to come to the unknown now comes in with such self-confidence that he is ready to take on the day. Our older friends are mastering the skills needed to transition […]

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LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN THE TODDLER CLASSROOM By The Walnut Farm Toddler Teachers One of the beautiful aspects of guiding children is witnessing language development. There are many opportunities for this in the Montessori environment. We are always amazed when second semester comes along and children that were only saying a few words at the beginning […]

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I’m sure you have heard the phrase “terrible two’s”.  Are two year olds really terrible? No, they are just so new to the earth and need some guidance. In fact, we really do not like that phrase.  Toddler years can be a difficult time (for adults too), but it is also such a rewarding few […]

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Dear Families, What a great year we had!  We can’t believe that it’s already almost over.  Your children have grown so much since the beginning of the school year.  The older children have developed the skills needed to prepare them for primary, and the younger children are developing the skills needed to become independent and […]

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Outdoor environments can support the various stages of development for a child and offer many learning experiences. Being outdoors, in nature, is one of the most important things that you can offer your child. When you are outside, consider giving time and thought to allowing your child to be free to experience everything that nature […]

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December 2016 – Toddler Article

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy” (Montessori).  There is a sense of peace and inner discipline amongst the toddlers right now. They are comfortable in their environment and have been working hard. We must not interrupt a concentrating child. Though this can be hard, it […]

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