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April 2021 Toddler Newsletter Article

Hello Toddler Families! It is hard to believe another school year is almost completed. Even with the uncertainties of how it would go with Covid-19, it has been an amazing year. Your children have all grown so much. Each child brought something special to our classroom and it has been an honor to work with […]

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Transitioning to Primary

Why are ages 18 months – 36 months grouped together in the Toddler environments? The new toddler has a peer to relate to, look up to, and observe in their new environment. The three-year old thrives on being a leader and helping younger students. It may be the first time this child is considered a […]

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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 move out of the crib and into a bed are all enough to disturb a child’s natural sense of order and routine. Even something like reading a […]

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Montessori Inspired Checklist For Choosing Toys

By Kendyll Murray LOOK FOR NATURAL MATERIALS Choose toys that are made out of glass, wood, and ceramic. Montessori is about facilitating the child’s connection with nature and too much plastic is an empty experience. Plastic doesn’t smell, taste, or have texture. Natural materials are also less toxic to children.     LOOK FOR THINGS […]

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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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