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A Preschooler’s Garden

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By Susan Shea Balancing the time demands of garden maintenance with parenting can be difficult. Certainly, a new baby can sleep contentedly under a shady tree while the weeding gets done and, for as long as naps remain part of the …
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Why Children Need Lazy Summer Days!

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There are many enriching and worthwhile summer camps and classes for children.  Often parents spend countless hours researching the options and cobbling together a full summer of planned activities.  Somewhere in the middle or at the last minute, there’s a …
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6 Ways to Raise Nature-Loving Kids in a Media-Loving World!

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by Kate Koch-Sundquist “It smells good out!” Junior declared, standing in the open doorway after dinner. It had been an unseasonably mild week, the first hints of spring revealing themselves in a warm southerly breeze and jackets left hanging inside. …
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Nurturing Your Child’s Spirit Outdoors

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Evidence is growing that all children find solace and re-gain balance with exposure to nature.  The opportunity to explore outdoors in an unstructured, unscheduled manner not only builds coordination and strong healthy bodies but also calms children and helps them …
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Beth Ann Less (Class of 2009)

A junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Beth Ann was encouraged to pursue topics that interested her throughout her 13 years at West Side Montessori.

Christian Tylinski (Class of 2008)

Currently a senior in architecture at the University of Cincinnati, Christian's middle school internship experience while WSM set him on an amazing career path.

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