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“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature.” - Dr. Maria Montessori Caring for plants not only builds physical and cognitive skills for later academics, it helps our students develop responsibility, and fosters gentle nurturing and a connection to nature. Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori School

Practical Life: Care of Plants

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature.” - Dr. Maria Montessori Caring for plants not only builds physical and cognitive skills for later academics, it helps our students develop responsibility, and fosters gentle nurturing and a connection to nature. Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori School

Care of the environment is part of our Practical Life curriculum, and includes caring for plants and animals. Caring for living beings teaches us responsibility and respect for life, develops our empathy and compassion for others, and helps us to understand life cycles. “Children have an anxious concern for living beings, and therefore the satisfaction of this instinct fills them with delight.” - Dr. Montessori… See More

Practical Life: Caring for Animals

Care of the environment is part of our Practical Life curriculum, and includes caring for plants and animals. Caring for living beings teaches us responsibility and respect for life, develops our empathy and compassion for others, and helps us to understand life cycles. “Children have an anxious concern for living beings, and therefore the satisfaction of this instinct fills them with delight.” - Dr. Montessori… See More

The Moveable Alphabet prepares your child for writing, reading and spelling. It allows the child to write before they are physically ready to hold a pencil and make letters. Once our student is comfortable putting sounds together to form phonetic words, we introduce spelling rules one phonogram at a time (“sh” below). Our Guide (Teacher) works with the child for the first presentation, then they are free to take the material and explore, write stories, etc. Photo (c) of Miniapple Montessori

Montessori Moveable Alphabet

The Moveable Alphabet prepares your child for writing, reading and spelling. It allows the child to write before they are physically ready to hold a pencil and make letters. Once our student is comfortable putting sounds together to form phonetic words, we introduce spelling rules one phonogram at a time (“sh” below). Our Guide (Teacher) works with the child for the first presentation, then they are free to take the material and explore, write stories, etc. Photo (c) of Miniapple Montessori

Once our students have mastered lacing and stringing, we introduce sewing. Sewing refines fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination, and builds concentration and self-confidence. Purposeful practical life work gives students real life experiences to become independent. “The hands are the instrument of the mind.” - Dr. Maria Montessori Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori School

Practical Life Skills: Sewing

Once our students have mastered lacing and stringing, we introduce sewing. Sewing refines fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination, and builds concentration and self-confidence. Purposeful practical life work gives students real life experiences to become independent. “The hands are the instrument of the mind.” - Dr. Maria Montessori Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori School

"What the hand does, the mind remembers." - Dr. Maria Montessori The Montessori sandpaper letters provide a multi-sensory approach to learning letter sounds. Our Guide shows your child how to use two fingers to trace the letter while repeating the sound. The tactile feel of the letter helps your child to gain muscle memory to internalize its shape. Once the presentation is completed, your child can explore the material as often and for as long as they choose. Photo (c) of Miniapple…

Montessori Sandpaper Letters

"What the hand does, the mind remembers." - Dr. Maria Montessori The Montessori sandpaper letters provide a multi-sensory approach to learning letter sounds. Our Guide shows your child how to use two fingers to trace the letter while repeating the sound. The tactile feel of the letter helps your child to gain muscle memory to internalize its shape. Once the presentation is completed, your child can explore the material as often and for as long as they choose. Photo (c) of Miniapple…

Freedom within Limits — Montessori in Real Life

Often in Montessori, we hear the phrase "follow the child”. This means we follow each child’s development, interests, needs, and abilities. Though we follow the child in many regards, we are ultimately their guide and not the other way around. Rather than give young children free rein, we give

Montessori schools can help with social interactions and help foster a positive environment for your child’s future. Along with a new approach to academics, children will learn many social aspects within the unique classroom setting. Building a foundation of social skills is an essential part of growing, and children can utilize the skills as they grow older.

Social Interactions | Miniapple International Montessori School

See four ways that Montessori schools can help with social interactions and help foster a positive environment for your child's future.

New on our blog: Who was Dr. Maria Montessori and what differentiates Montessori pedagogy from other early childhood programs?

Montessori Facts | Miniapple International Montessori School

What is Montessori education? Before you select a school for your toddler, learn more about the history and effectiveness of Montessori schools.

Presenting Montessori Lessons: Show – Don't Tell - NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog

Presenting Montessori Lessons: Show – Don't Tell

Show, don't tell is vital to the Montessori method: presenting Montessori lessons at all levels should be delivered with as little explanation as possible.

Freedom within limits: find out how the prepared environment at Miniapple International Montessori School allows your child to develop initiative, self-regulation and independence - important life skills!

Unstructured Play | Miniapple International Montessori School

If you want to know more about how your child learns through unstructured opportunities in Montessori classrooms, take a look at this informative blog.

The complex sensorial binomial cube and trinomial cube (pictured) are presented as challenging, 3-dimensional puzzles. The cube consists of a number of colored blocks that vary in color, size and shape, which fit together in a specific way. Children are drawn back to this material repeatedly. The child’s familiarity with the physical aspects of the cube leads to an understanding of the abstract concepts of binomial and trinomial equations.  Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori…

Montessori Learning | Minneapolis, Roseville, & Oakdale, MN

The complex sensorial binomial cube and trinomial cube (pictured) are presented as challenging, 3-dimensional puzzles. The cube consists of a number of colored blocks that vary in color, size and shape, which fit together in a specific way. Children are drawn back to this material repeatedly. The child’s familiarity with the physical aspects of the cube leads to an understanding of the abstract concepts of binomial and trinomial equations. Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori…

FAQs About Montessori Education

FAQs About Montessori | Miniapple International Montessori School

If you need more information on this style of school, take a look at the top questions parents have about Montessori and the educational approach behind it.

The Kindergarten Year Q&A

The Kindergarten Year - Baan Dek

We are preparing them not to need us. Similar to the unspoken agreement a parent makes with their baby, yet so very different, when a child enters the classroom, we are making a promise — I will welcome you and love you and help you in the best way I possibly can, and send you …

The extended work period differentiates Montessori from other preschool programs. Rather than moving to a new activity as a group every half hour, children have the opportunity to engage with the materials in the classroom in depth and can repeat an activity as often as desired to fulfill the developmental need.

Uninterrupted Work Cycles| Miniapple International Montessori School

If you're new to Montessori classrooms, take a look at a few of the top questions answered about this cornerstone of classroom practice.

The extended work period differentiates Montessori from other preschool programs. Rather than moving to a new activity as a group every half hour, children have the opportunity to engage with the materials in the classroom in depth and can repeat an activity as often as desired to fulfill the developmental need.  Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori School

Uninterrupted Work Cycles| Miniapple International Montessori School

If you're new to Montessori classrooms, take a look at a few of the top questions answered about this cornerstone of classroom practice.

Painting and the Montessori Classroom  Photo (c) of Miniapple International Montessori School

Painting and Preschoolers | Miniapple International Montessori School

What can you expect from your child's first experiences with painting? Take a look at the answers to some of the top preschool painting questions.