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To Share or Not to Share? (Part 3 of 3)

Part Three of Three: Uninterrupted Work and Concentration in…

To Share or Not to Share? (Part 2 of 3)

Part Two of Three: Practicing Voluntary Sharing at Home In…

To Share or Not to Share? (Part 1 of 3)

Part One of Three: Sharing vs. Surrendering: What Are We Teaching?…

How to help your four-year-old transition into Montessori

Some parents who discover Montessori when their child is four…

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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Applying Montessori Ideas When Reading With Your Child

Part four of four of our reading aloud blog post series While…

Selecting Read-Aloud Books, the Montessori Way

Part three of four of our reading aloud blog post series Great…

LePort Blog: A Prepared Reading Environment

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

LePort Blog: Reading for Happiness

Part one of four of our reading aloud blog post series Much…

Supporting Your Child’s Budding Independence at Home

  When toddlers and young preschoolers start…

What's the big deal with independence in Montessori preschool?

Montessori preschool and toddler programs place much more…

Transitioning to Montessori: The Follow the Child Principle (Part 4 of 5)

Every fall, children transition to our Montessori programs from…

Transitioning to Montessori: Motor Skills and Indirect Preparation (Part 3 of 5)

Every fall, children transition to our Montessori programs from…

Transitioning to Montessori: Freedom within Limits (Part 2 of 5)

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Every fall, children transition to our Montessori kindergarten…

Transitioning to Montessori: Independence (Part 1 of 5)

Every fall, children transition to our Montessori programs from…

Summer Travel: Should you “app” it? – Part 2

There is an ongoing debate on how much technology-based engagement…

Summer Travel: Should you “app” it? – Part 1

Summer time, for many of us, means travel time! From day trips…

Observing carefully and speaking clearly

When parents visit a well-run Montessori preschool classroom,…

Focusing on Focus

As parents, we know that children are not automatically…

Healthy eating starts with knowing foods

  In a recent segment of ABC’s Food Revolution…

Creative Play and Montessori Principles

Several recent articles in major newspapers discussed the…

Tiger Mom vs. Enjoying Childhood: A Choice you Don’t Have to Make

A recent article excerpting a chapter of Amy Chua’s book, Battle…

Choose Prevention, Not Treatment

Two weeks ago, I read the following urgent requests for help…

The Power of Play

I recently came across a not-for-profit group called “Playworks.”…

Praise Effort, not Smarts

With the New Year upon us, it is the time for New Years Resolutions.…

Choosing a School

Before I started working with LePort, I once had the following…