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Asking Your Child to Wash the Windows Has Many Benefits

 In the Montessori method of education, we frequently encourage children to grow and develop new skills through their practical lives at home. The simple task of washing windows with parents is just one great example of this. Asking a child to use a spray bottle to clean the windows exercises their gross motor skills; […]

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Asking Your Child to Water Plants Helps Both to Thrive

 A regular theme in my practice as a parenting coach, and in the Montessori method in general, is that of including your children in everyday household chores whenever possible. There is much to gain from these activities, and watering your indoor plants is no exception. The process may begin by showing your child how […]

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Postcard from the Woods

The Family Adventure in Nature lead by Janice Swaisgood organized with Manchester Family Child Development Center a showing of Mother Nature’s Child a film concerning the importance of children and everyone for that matter to be able to spend time outdoors exploring nature. The film addresses the issue of needing more unstructured play time in a […]

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