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3 Sep

Getting Ready for School… Already Tired…

As you are getting your child ready for school, make sure to adjust the sleeping time for your child. It is pretty obvious to all that a tired child not only acts out, but also cannot concentrate at school. His or her behavior changes. They become less amiable to learn, play and follow directions. Research […]

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2 Aug

Journaling – The Art of Self Expression

Children experience self expression in many ways. It can be through art, music, writing, research or even a complicated math problem. We allow them to write about it, and express themselves – as they record their action. Anna Frank, was one famous Montessori child, whose journals were published into a book and allowed an incredible […]

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30 Jul

Bim Bam…Shabat Shalom – Hey!

It is Friday. We are getting ready for our Shabat party. First thing first, we need to kneed the dough and make the challa bread. Then we pour the juice to our cups and set them on the table.  Everyone sits around the beautiful table, covered with a table cloth. We have a Shabat Aba […]

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30 Jul

Gym and Fun

Moving around, jumping and working through an obstacle course is so much fun. When it is too hot, we exercise indoors. When weather is nice, we take advantage of our new wonderful home in north Bethesda which has an incredible back yard and play area. We are outside on the grass.  Preschool children learn balance, […]

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26 Jul

Field Trips and Much More Fun

We have been traveling each week for a different destination. Visiting the water park, mini golf course, strawberry picking and more  

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25 Jul

Is Montessori for every child?

Dr. Silvia Dubovoy, PhD is discussing this question. She notes that simply thinking that “…because an environment is “Montessori” does not mean it will work for every child.”      She continues: “The teacher must observe the child objectively and record how he is interacting with the environment. What makes him feel calm?What provokes stress? […]

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12 Jul

Friendship

We are all social animals. We love having friends, and socializing. Having friends and forming friendship in early ages in very different from Elementary and High school level. Children age 2 play a “Parallel Play”: they notice each other, but rarely communicate with each other. As soon as they turn 3 years old, their play […]

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11 Jul

Hatching Little Chicks

This Summer the children have had the chance to see the process of hatching eggs and raising little chicks. The eggs arrived in a small incubator, and in a addition we received 2 little chicks. The excitement was so high. Everyone, but Everyone was excited. Yet not everyone was courageous to hold the little squeaky […]

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3 Jul

Little Helpers

Sometimes our little ones need help with putting their coats on or even with learning Math numbers. Older children take turn to help out – just like a sibling would do in our family.  This is where Michael (age 5) is helping litter Nadiv (age 3) to put his coat on.  And where Sarah (age […]

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3 Jul

Summer is Here

We splash in the water, play ball, go on field trips, hatch chicken eggs, pick blueberries, bake, jump with My Gym, nature walks, art and science experiments and follow the butterflies. Our Summer Program is so active and varied. Ages 4- 7 are adventurous and find new discoveries each day. Our little hands ages 18 […]

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