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April 2024

Reflection on Early Childhood Best Practice Conference

By FMS Values, Montessori Educators, Montessori Learning No Comments
Last weekend, 4 educators from our birth to 6 community headed off to Brisbane for the 2024 Early Childhood Best Practice Conference.  This was a wonderful opportunity for our staff to connect with Montessori colleagues, sharing their experience and expertise while learning best practice in early childhood from leading Montessori educators.  Our team was delighted to reconnect with past FMS staff members, Linda Strom and Natasha Williams, currently a Montessori...
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Supporting your child’s emotions in uncertain times

By Parenting, Talking with children No Comments
The FMS community extends its condolences to all who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the tragedy at Bondi Junction over the weekend. While we all attempt to comprehend the sadness and gravity of this tragedy, we are mindful how incomprehensible and frightening this is for our children.  No matter how we attempt to protect children, they will inevitably be exposed to news and media. At such times, it's...
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Let’s Go Outside: Benefits for Our Children (and Ourselves!)

By Montessori Basics, Montessori in Action, Montessori Learning No Comments
Montessori advocates reconnecting with nature for emotional resilience, social skills, and environmental stewardship in children. Our world–and as a result our children’s world–is increasingly dominated by screens and schedules. As such, the importance of reconnecting with nature has become more important than ever. Dr. Maria Montessori believed in providing children with an environment that encourages exploration, independence, and self-discovery. Central to the  Montessori philosophy is the concept of the prepared...
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The Absorbent Mind: The start to building intelligence

By Montessori Basics, Montessori in Action, Montessori Learning No Comments
Well before brain scans, Dr. Montessori discovered so much about how children’s brains function and she termed this special mental functioning, the Absorbent Mind. Her book, The Absorbent Mind, was one of the last books she compiled. The words Dr. Montessori used to describe the child’s Absorbent Mind were chosen deliberately. The word absorbent implies “taking in” and integrating into the whole. What is absorbed becomes a part of what...
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