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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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When Concrete Becomes Abstract

When Concrete Becomes Abstract

And so, my question is answered. Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery. I was fascinated to read the above quotations directly from Maria Montessori’s own handbook. By the way, the other snippet of information that I discovered in this exercise was that the thin outline was never originally intended to be blue. Maria Montessori describes it as “in the third series, however, the geometrical figures are instead outlined only in black ink.”
Enjoy your work with the children of the universe, here’s looking to a bright new future.

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Toddler learning to work with laces

Step Back and Allow them to Fail!

Step back and allow them to fail does not mean; leave the child alone. Your role is to allow them to learn from their mistakes, to give them the freedom to try and try again, (regardless of how busy you are), to achieve a positive result

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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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