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How to Make a Vegetable Garden for Kids!


by Ann Sanders Children love dirt! Gardening is a perfect excuse to get dirty! Gardening is also a major component of Practical Life that children learn to master in a Montessori environment. In addition to presenting amazing health benefits, gardening allows …
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Never Help A Child!


Maria Montessori wrote, “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” Oh, yes, of course! This is easy! But note, this is different from, “Never help a child with a task at which he …
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Real vs. Imaginary Play for Young Children!


“[The young child] cannot distinguish well between the real and the imaginary, between things that are possible and things that are merely ‘made up’.” —Maria Montessori, Times Education Supplement, 1919 The young child believes what he sees, hears, and experiences. The …
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How to Set Boundaries!


How to Set Boundaries! When your baby cries and you rush to the rescue, your unconditional love creates a deep bond. But all too soon that sweet baby starts testing the limits. Establishing firm, clear boundaries at every developmental stage …
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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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