“Education is not just the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire” – William Butler Yeats. In most countries, it is now compulsory for all children from 5 years of age (Grade R) to attend school until Grade 9 (14 years old); and to receive formal education based upon the educational policy set down by that government. Childrens House brings you valuable aids to assist ALL teachers in lighting the fire of curiosity in children who are working through the syllabus; after all……. “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson
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Instead of the day, Black Friday, which is a one-day sale; we’re introducing Black Fortnight. A 2-week sale beginning Monday, 25th November. Each day, 2 or 3 new products will be featured at Black Friday prices.
"Transferring" - All in a Day's Work - a young child scooping pumpkin seeds out of a pumpkin, the child then washed the seeds, dried them, baked them and served them to friends for snack,
In a Montessori school, the Child does not follow a strict curriculum, where every child learns the same things every day. In a classroom of 20, there could be 20 differing levels of work taking place and monitored by the Guide every day. Why? Because the Montessori Guide believes that the Child instinctively knows what (s)he needs to do. The Child may struggle with an activity, attempting to master it. Instinctively returning to it over time; until they have mastered it and can feel that inner “glow” of personal satisfaction in accomplishing a task well.
I am a "Purist" regarding my Montessori equipment and have to say that, nearly 10 years on, my materials purchased from Children's House, is still in great. The cost is worth the wonder of the correctly manufactured materials!
Bronwyn Evans McBean
An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.
Around here, we don't look backwards for very long... We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Don't just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.