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Six Reasons to Start Reading at a Young Age and Continue to Share with Young Readers

Six Reasons to Start Reading at a Young Age and Continue to Share with Young Readers By: Dr. Joyce Sibbet Reading to children helps them to become successful readers. Being consistent in reading daily is the foundation of helping children enjoy learning from reading....

The Role of Play in Montessori Education: Why It Matters

Within the Montessori framework, play is not merely a recess from learning but the essence of the educational journey. This exploration delves into the Montessori philosophy's heart, where play is a critical vehicle for development, learning, and discovery. Dancing...

Transitioning from Montessori Preschool to Elementary: What to Expect

The transition from Montessori preschool to elementary education marks a pivotal chapter in a child's educational journey. It's a period brimming with growth, discovery, and the expansion of horizons. Dancing Moose Montessori School, with its commitment to holistic...

Understanding the Montessori Curriculum: A Guide for Parents

The decision to embark on the Montessori educational path is akin to choosing a journey of discovery and growth for your child. This guide aims to illuminate the Montessori curriculum's landscape, offering insights into its foundational principles and the enriching...
Setting the Stage for Independence

Setting the Stage for Independence

Credit: Dr. Joyce Sibbett Children are capable of doing a variety of activities independently. You can set the stage for this independence by laying out creative materials while devoting some time to let children know that you see them and the outcomes of their play...

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Gratitude and Mindful Eating

Gratitude and Mindful Eating

Breanne Nalder Harward, MS,RDN  As we all know, this time of year can be crazy! Schedules change, kids are adapting to new environments, extracurricular activities are in full swing, etc., and let’s not forget parents. We’re working and keeping the house afloat in the...

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Making School A Great Place to Be

Making School A Great Place to Be

Routine is a key component in a child’s comfort level at school. They need to know where they will be and what they will be doing throughout the day, connect to at least one teacher, and have at least one child who will be their friend. When any of these components...

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Happy and Healthy Together

Happy and Healthy Together

by Breanne Nalder Harward, MS, RDN Let’s face it parents: life with kiddo is crazy! Getting the whole family healthy balanced meals is like aiming at a moving target. It sounds like a simple thing to do, finding balance in all things when raising children, doesn’t it?...

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