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Reminder – Childhood Potential Montessori Conference

5 + 5 Reasons Not To Miss this Special Conference Hi there! Have you registered for the Childhood Potential Online Montessori Conference vol.2 already? I just hope that you will not miss this event, because it will be amazing! 🙂 Here are 5 + 5 reasons why you should register today. It’s online! You don’t need to leave the comfort of your home to join this world-class, week-long conference. And you can join us from

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What is Montessori?

The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life. Maria Montessori The Montessori method of teaching is an internationally renowned, theoretical concept based upon proven scientific observations. It is a holistic, comprehensive approach to an educational system. This system includes the lifestyle and all areas of the child’s development; physical, social, emotional and cognitive. This method of teaching establishes a way of life. Children love

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Being the Observer and Guide

Being the Observer and Guide

Being the Observer and Guide gives the teacher the opportunity to control the quality of what and how the Child learns. Using the three period lesson is the traditional method of managing this.

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Montessori Early Learning Foundation

“Like a sponge these children absorb. It is marvellous, this mental power of the child. Only we cannot teach directly. It is necessary that the child teach himself, and then the success is great.”  Maria Montessori, Citizen of the World, Pg 45

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The College of Modern Montessori

“The first step an intending Montessori teacher must take is to prepare herself. For one thing, she must keep her imagination alive; for while, in the traditional schools, the teacher sees the immediate behaviour of her pupils, knowing that she must look after them and what she has to teach.  The Montessori teacher is constantly looking for a child who is not yet there”  Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, pg 252. 

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Schooling in our Time

Schooling in our Time

2020 is now officially the Year of Upheaval for Everyone!  Gone are all the traditional holidays, classes, and experiences – we are all adjusting to the frustrations of the new “Future Normal”.  Parents the world over are re-thinking education for their children.  In the “old world”, all we wanted for

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Working with the Pincer Grip

Handwriting is a vital basic cognitive skill.  When developed, The Child will feel greater self-esteem and become truly independent in their communication skills. The starting point is the pincer grip.  The infant starts to develop this grip between 9 to 12 months.  By providing the correct environment e.g. small items

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International Day of Peace

International Peace and Heritage Days

24th September, Heritage Day is a day for celebration!  It is also a day for remembrance and reflection on how we got to this point in our lives.   History, a study of the past, gives us our Heritage the achievements and accomplishments of our ancestors.  One cannot live without the other. 

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Mandela Day and a Challenge

Mandela Day, our challenge to reduce plastics

Have a look at one of the latest ranges of books we are offering – “Wetlands, not Wastelands”  This is a delightful book suitable for all children from 3 to 12, providing a great platform to instil an understanding of the human impact upon the environment and how to counter it.  This book is also available in Afrikaans.

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Your Environment

Your Environment

Childrens House’s vision is to extend a helping hand to the Children of this world, building a bridge between the expectations of adults and the needs of the Child; providing them with the relevant tools required. 
Our offices are surrounded by natural wetlands, home to mongoose, waterfowl, amphibians and flora.  The park is clean with walkways providing the most pleasant walks.

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