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LePort 2014 Book List

Colder days are upon us, and the outdoors is not quite as welcoming.…
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Setting up your home for Montessori baby

Being an expectant or new parent can be overwhelming. I remember…
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Three Wonderful Videos, One Central Idea (Part 2 of 2)

Part Two: One (of Many) Integrating Principles What words came…
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Three Wonderful Videos, One Central Idea (Part 1 of 2)

Part One: The Three Videos Challenge During the past year, I’ve…
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Discipline in the Montessori Classroom (2 of 2)

Part Two of Two— Lack of Skill or Unmet Needs, not Badness:…
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Discipline in the Montessori Classroom (1 of 2)

Part One of Two— The Theory: What is Discipline and How Do…
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Delighting in the Doing

History class as dry recitals of names and dates for a test,…
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To Share or Not to Share? (Part 3 of 3)

Part Three of Three: Uninterrupted Work and Concentration in…
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To Share or Not to Share? (Part 2 of 3)

Part Two of Three: Practicing Voluntary Sharing at Home In…
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To Share or Not to Share? (Part 1 of 3)

Part One of Three: Sharing vs. Surrendering: What Are We Teaching?…
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A Visual Tour of the Parent & Child Montessori Infant Experience

When you enroll with your baby in LePort’s Infant Parent &…
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The Importance of a Five-Day School Program

Watching your young child grow up so quickly can be bittersweet—one…
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A sneak-peak into the Parent & Child Toddler Class

When you enroll with your child in LePort’s Toddler Parent…
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Understanding Your Child – Individualization “Behind the Scenes”

Most private schools are focused on either "academics" or "personal…
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How to help your four-year-old transition into Montessori

Some parents who discover Montessori when their child is four…
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Five Montessori Secrets for Literacy

“The child's explosion into writing is closely connected with…
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Teaching Math Conceptually

For many people, children and adults alike, mathematics…
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The Value of Unstructured Time (Or: What to Do Instead of TV)

I recently wrote a blog post about the potential harm to…
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Encouraging the Scientist in Your Preschooler

If you follow the discussions about education reform and…
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Celebrating Birthdays, the Montessori Way

As a mother, I always find myself reliving the wonder of…
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Three Temper Tantrum Prevention Secrets

Ah, the temper tantrum: read any parenting list, and you’ll…
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Do You Know How Excessive Screen Time May Harm Your Child’s Brain?

I recently talked with two well-meaning mothers who proudly…
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A Story of Pursuing a Passion and Passing on Lessons Learned

One of our goals at LePort is helping our students find and live…
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Play vs. Work: A Wrong Alternative

PART 1 of 3 on Montessori and Play Recently, I’ve read several…
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Applying Montessori Ideas When Reading With Your Child

Part four of four of our reading aloud blog post series While…
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Selecting Read-Aloud Books, the Montessori Way

Part three of four of our reading aloud blog post series Great…
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Creating a Prepared Environment for Reading

Part two of four of our reading aloud blog post series In…