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Learning from Home

By Montessori Learning, Parenting No Comments
Little did we know when we celebrated the countdown to 2020 that we would find ourselves navigating a global pandemic.  It feels like we are living in our own movie.  If only is was The Truman show, we could step off set and get back to life as normal.  Yet we all know we cannot. Across the world, many schools have already closed.  Here in Australia our schools are not...
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Helping Children Navigate Fear

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting No Comments
Every child feels fear from time to time. Whether it’s about the monster under the bed or thinking about a scary story a friend told them, it can be tricky as a parent to know how to help our children through those moments. We thought that with the non stop media coverage of the coronarvirus, we’d share some thoughts on fear and what we can do for our children. The...
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An Equal World is an Enabled World

By Montessori Philosophy, Parenting No Comments
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and it seems as fitting a time as any for us to share this book list.  These titles highlight some of the amazing contributions women have made throughout the course of history, often working to overcome great obstacles.  Whether you read them to your daughters or your sons, we hope you will find a story that resonates, sparks their imaginations, and gives them a...
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Montessori and Nature

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”“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” Maria Montessori We all know spending time outdoors is good for our kids, but what did Maria Montessori have to say about it?  What can we do as parents to support our children’s development in the natural world, and what responsibilities do we have as a school  in regards to this critical work? Traditional Methods that Fall Short What...
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7 Ways to Encourage Independence

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We all  know that encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting.  The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create supportive structures in which they can gradually depend on us less and less.  You may be wondering exactly how to do this, and we are here to help!  Try these ten handy tips to get started: Allow your child to dress...
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How to Support the Work of Your Child’s Montessori School

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A brand-new school year comes with lots of excitement and often lots of questions from new and returning families alike.  One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “How can we support Montessori education at home?” We love this question!  We know that even busy families want to do what they can to support the hard work of their children and their children’s teachers.  We are here to tell...
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Realistic Parenting

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When we become parents, we get to experience a range of human instincts we had never imagined previously.  We understand on a deep, primal level that we are responsible for the safe and successful growth of our child as they move toward maturity.  This is no small task, and sometimes just the thought of what we must do can feel crippling. Couple that huge responsibility with the constant influx of...
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Joining a Montessori Community

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We care for your children and  because we care we want each and every one of them to thrive.  Thriving beyond here at FMS is more than a tagline, it’s a way of being, a way of doing, a way of taking every child on their own unique journey.   Your child is important to us, central to all that we do.  Your hopes and desires for your child matter to...
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Tears & Tantrums At This Time Of Year

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I don’t know about you but I find that there’s something about this time of year in Australia that raises the level of emotions.  Perhaps it’s the weather warming up, the anticipation of the long summer holidays, the excitement of Christmas or  the end of a long school year.  Perhaps you have a view on this, I think it’s probably a combination of all of the above and in schools...
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