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How Does The IPC® Complement The Montessori C
  • Aug 08, 2022
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How Does The IPC® Complement The Montessori Curriculum?

What Is The Montessori Curriculum? The Montessori curriculum is an educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. This method focuses on several key concepts including: Using hands-on learning techniques Incorporating movement. . .

How Kindergarten Students Benefit From A Montessori Mixed-Age Classroom
  • Jul 10, 2022
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How Kindergarten Students Benefit From A Montessori Mixed-Age Classroom

Mixed-Age Classrooms Are Excellent For Kindergarten Students  Mixed-age classrooms provide more space for children to progress and succeed at their own pace; one of the cornerstones of a Montessori education. Here are just some of the. . .

  • Jul 01, 2022
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How To Prepare Your Child For Montessori Preschool This Fall

6 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Preschool Living in the moment is very important, and you don’t need to dampen the lazy, hazy ways of summer with a stringent schedule of school preparation. But by implementing some very simple strategies this. . .

Keep a Montessori Frame Of Mind All Summer Long
  • May 23, 2022
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Keep a Montessori Frame Of Mind All Summer Long

Follow These Three Montessori Values This Summer Create Opportunities To Learn Some of the key ideas in a Montessori education are: Preparing the environment to suit individual children’s needs. Using hands-on learning. . .

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  • May 14, 2022
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How To Help Your Child Prepare For The End Of The School Year

As The School Year Comes To An End Preschool is such a brief moment of time in a child’s life, but it is often their very first exposure to the classroom environment and fundamental to their first experience of formal learning. Hopefully it is. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Learning About Our World The Montessori Way
  • May 04, 2022
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World Environment Day: Learning About Our World The Montessori Way

Celebrating The Wonders Of Nature The Montessori Way Our preschool and pre-kindergarten students are just beginning to explore, understand, and make sense of the world around them. Messaging about the climate crisis, global warming, and. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How To Talk To Your Preschooler About Mental Health
  • Apr 27, 2022
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National Child And Youth Mental Health Day: How To Talk To Your Preschooler About Mental Health

Starting The Conversation Children’s mental health can be most easily characterized as the way that they think and feel about their world and themselves. Good mental health means that they have the tools to identify their feelings, navigate. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - The Importance Of Movement In The Montessori Classroom
  • Apr 13, 2022
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The Importance Of Movement In The Montessori Classroom

The Connection Between Movement And Learning Learning Is Linked To Movement  Maria Montessori believed that the ability to absorb and retain information is optimized when a child’s body is in motion. Studies also show that combining language. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How A Mixed Age Preschool Classroom Can Benefit Your Child
  • Mar 26, 2022
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How A Mixed Age Preschool Classroom Can Benefit Your Child

The Main Benefits Of Mixed Age Classrooms Observation Younger children learn by watching older children and adults. When students are in a mixed-age classroom, the younger children can see the older children performing more complex lessons and. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Is My Child Ready For Preschool
  • Jan 14, 2022
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Is My Child Ready For Preschool?

Remember that there are aspects they will learn from preschool like socialization skills, and that your child does not have to be a genius or a social butterfly before they enter the preschool program. Your child should have enough skills that they. . .

The Effects Of Colour On The Learning Environment | Calgary Preschool
  • Dec 10, 2021
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The Effects Of Colour On The Learning Environment

Colours should change depending on the age of the child, as they develop and learn. Unfortunately, there is no exact colour combination that will guarantee optimal learning, as each child is unique, but as will be explained below, there are ways to. . .

Grey Matter Montessori | Blog | Tips To Build a Strong Foundation for Early Learning
  • Sep 08, 2021
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Tips To Build a Strong Foundation for Early Learning

Grey Matter Montessori believes that no two children learn exactly the same way, which is why the Montessori program is designed to give your little one the opportunity to realize their own individual learning style and discover the joy such. . .

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  • Aug 04, 2021
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The Right Questions to Ask During a Montessori Tour

As you explore the options for preschool, it is important to understand your child; their personality, learning style, and their interests. This can help guide you as you seek out the best academic fit for your preschooler. As you investigate the. . .

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  • Apr 05, 2021
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Benefits of Montessori Preschool Vs. Traditional Day Care

IF your child is between the ages of 3- 6 you might be considering whether daycare or preschool is a better option for your child and whether the Montessori method is right for your child's preschool experience if that is what you choose to do. . . .

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  • Mar 22, 2021
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The Most Substantial Benefits of a Private Montessori School

Is your child getting to the age when you should start thinking about their school? Want to learn more about private Montessori schools? Here are six advantages of them! The number of options of schools to send your child to can be pretty. . .

Eight ways to boost your child's educational growth by getting involved at home - Grey Matter Montessori Calgary Preschool
  • Jan 17, 2021
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8 Ways You Can Be Involved in Your Child's Education While at Home

Are you a parent who wants to get more involved in your child's education? Here are some ways that you can boost your child’s learning at home so that they can improve in the classroom. The number one most important teacher in the life of. . .

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  • Nov 12, 2020
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4 Important Traits Your Child Will Gain from Early Education

If you are looking to give your child an early head start on their life and schooling, Grey Matter Montessori is an excellent option. Here are 4 desired traits that your child will gain from attending a Montessori preschool. When children are. . .

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  • Oct 27, 2020
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4 Ways That Montessori Schools Are Better Than Traditional Schooling

Are you trying to decide if a Montessori School in Calgary is right for you and your child? Are you wondering about the differences between a Montessori and traditional preschool? Here are four traits that set Montessori preschools apart from. . .

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  • Sep 21, 2020
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4 Tips to Set Your Child Up for Virtual Learning Success

When it comes to your child’s education, COVID-19 has presented a number of challenges. However, by following these simple tips from our Calgary Montessori preschool, you can set your little one up for virtual learning success. When COVID-19. . .

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  • Sep 13, 2020
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5 Reasons to Enrol Your Child in a Montessori Preschool

Are you considering enrolling your child into a Montessori preschool in Calgary? While there are a variety of educational methods to choose from, here’s how your child can benefit from the Montessori method. As a parent in the process of. . .

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  • Sep 06, 2020
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How to Help Your Child Navigate Their Return to Learning During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of challenges for Canadian families, particularly when it comes to childrens’ education. Here are some tips to help your child successfully navigate their return to school during COVID-19. Since. . .

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  • May 11, 2020
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3 Benefits of Being Involved in Your Child's Early Education

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Calgary Montessori preschool has introduced a virtual daycare program to ensure your child’s learning and development continues during this difficult time. It also gives parents a great opportunity to become more. . .

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  • Apr 19, 2020
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Maintaining Academic Excellence Amid COVID-19

Maintaining Academic Excellence Amid COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Grey Matter Montessori is maintaining its commitment to academic excellence by supporting our students and families through an online learning program. This online. . .

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  • Feb 04, 2020
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3 Tips For Finding the Best Montessori Preschool For Your Child

Are you considering sending your child to a Montessori preschool or daycare? Here are some of the top tips to help you find the best Montessori preschool in Calgary for your little one. For more than a century, the Montessori method of. . .

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  • Jan 15, 2020
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4 Critical Skills Your Child Will Develop in a Montessori Classroom

Are you wondering if sending your child to a Montessori preschool is best for their education and development? Here are 5 key things your child will learn in a Montessori preschool. Choosing the best preschool for your child is a tricky process. . .

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  • Jan 05, 2020
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7 Major Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Preschools

Are you wondering whether to send your child to a traditional preschool or a Montessori one? Here are 7 big differences between the two systems and how to decide which one is right for your little one. Montessori is a method of education that. . .

Montessori vs Preschool
  • Jul 23, 2019
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Why Montessori Education Could Be A Better Fit For Your Child!

When it comes to choosing your child's first experience of schooling there are many decisions to make.   One important decision when it comes to schooling is what teaching methods will best suit your child and their nature. So just what is the. . .

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