Learning and Development

Pearlily Summer Reading List

As the school year comes to an end, it's the perfect time to dive into the wonderful world of books with your little ones. Reading together not only fosters a love for literature but also plays a crucial role in children's language development. In this week's blog post, we're excited to share a Montessori-inspired summer reading list tailored specifically for preschoolers and kindergartners.

Transitioning from Montessori to Traditional Schools

“How will my child adjust?” Whether a child is transitioning from a Montessori preschool or kindergarten to public first grade, or the transition takes place later, many parents find themselves asking this question. While children may differ from each other in terms of their response to changes and new environments, the short and simple answer is that Montessori children will more than do just fine.

A Pathway to Discovery with Montessori Materials

If you’ve ever stepped inside a Montessori classroom, you'll notice immediately that it’s adorned with an array of enchanting objects that beckon young minds to explore, discover, and learn. These beautiful learning materials, carefully curated and designed by Dr. Maria Montessori herself, aren't just tools for teaching; they're gateways to a world of discovery and understanding.

Exploring the Montessori Tens Board

In the fascinating world of Montessori education, children embark on a journey of discovery and learning guided by principles of exploration, independence, and hands-on engagement. At the heart of this approach lies the prepared environment, and within this environment children encounter a wealth of materials and activities carefully chosen to support their development across various domains, including mathematics. One of these foundational math materials is the Montessori Tens Board.

Exploring the Montessori Color Tablets

Step into the colorful world of Montessori education with us as we uncover the magic of the Montessori Color Tablets! Our blog this week takes you on a journey through one of the foundational materials in the Montessori Sensorial Curriculum, exploring what they are, why they're important, and how they play a vital role in your child's sensory development and educational journey.

The Power of Montessori Math Manipulatives

In the vibrant tapestry of Montessori education, one thread stands out as particularly impactful: the strategic use of manipulatives in mathematics learning. From counting beads to geometric shapes, these tangible objects play a pivotal role in shaping the mathematical journey of young learners.

Understanding the Montessori Math Curriculum

In the realm of Montessori education, mathematics holds a special place, guiding children on a journey of discovery and understanding from an early age. While traditional methods often rely on rote memorization and abstract concepts, Montessori math introduces children to mathematical principles through hands-on exploration and concrete materials.

Montessori Education and Nurturing Global Citizens

From embracing diversity to fostering a sense of global citizenship, Montessori's holistic approach to education lays the groundwork for a more peaceful and harmonious future. Montessori education isn't just about academic excellence; it's also about nurturing compassionate, empathetic individuals who are equipped to contribute positively to the world.

Celebrating Women’s History: 10 Inspiring Books for Children

March is Women's History Month, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing the stories of remarkable women with our children? Our carefully curated book list features titles that spotlight the incredible achievements and challenges of women throughout history. From scientists to activists, these stories not only educate but also inspire our young readers to dream big.

The Art of Mat Mastery

In the Montessori classroom, the lesson of "Rolling and Unrolling a Mat" is a foundational activity that serves multiple purposes within the curriculum. This lesson is introduced to children as young as three years old and continues to be practiced throughout their time in the Montessori environment. At first glance, it may seem like a simple task but its significance goes far beyond mere physical manipulation.