Montessori Children's House of North Forsyth
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Volunteers Wanted

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on November 9, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (3)


Thanksgiving is Coming!

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on October 30, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Summer Travels

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on May 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Many of you are planning summer trips and we hope you all have a great time, are safe, and return rested.  We will ask God's mercies over your summer plans and we ask you do the same for us as we also have busy summers planned.

The last week of May Miss Christine will be going to Seattle to host a one day symposium and lead the annual board meeting and membership meeting for the Montessori Institute of America.  It is a big responsibility but also a wonderful opportunitiy to n...

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on April 27, 2014 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Our community is blessed to have several excellent private and public schools; choosing the right one for your child can be challenging. I often talk with parents who express concerns such as “Does it really matter which school my child attends as long as he is learning?” I believe it does--for several reasons. First of all, each child and each family are unique. We believe that parents are the best equipped to know their child and to select a school that offers curriculum an...

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Celebrating the Holidays with Children

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on October 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As we approach the Holiday season there will be hundreds of activities and opportunities that involve children. As parents and caregivers we must carefully select what is appropriate and what is enough so that no one feels overwhelmed or stressed. We have found that taking a few minutes to reflect on our own favorite holiday memory serves as a springboard for considering what we want to share with our children. Family traditions are a powerful...

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Skip for Tripp

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on October 7, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We hope to raise some money to hlep this young man and his family.  If you would like to sponsor one of our children

we will Skip for Tripp on October 24th.  Give your child an extra hug and then consider making a donation to help his family

with their medical expenses.


Rituals and Routines

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on September 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

"What can I do to help my child understand the concept of time?" is a question we often hear.  "Yesterday" becomes anything that has already happened and "tomorrow" refers to any future event.  Time can be a tricky thing to a preschool child, but there are some things we can do to help.

When they are babies and even toddlers, one of the best things adults can do is to establish routines.  It will not matter to your c...

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Based in Reality

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on September 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the first things most people notice when they enter the Montessori Prepared Environment is the lack of fantasy characters or fantasy based toys. Is this intentional? Yes, it is because Dr. Montessori had a great respect for the child's cognitive abilities and recognized that under the age of about 7 years a child does not have the ability to think abstractly. They are, however, fascinated with reality.

In her book, The Advanced ...

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Bringing Montessori Home

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on September 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Because Montessori is not so much a type of education as it is an understanding of how children learn, there are many things one can do at home to support this understanding. Children who live in a home where they are encouraged to be independent and supported in their efforts to work at their own pace, find the transition to Montessori school very easy. Many times parents ask what they can do at home to prepare their child for success in p...

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Independence

Posted by christine@mchnf.org on September 6, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

In the first several months of life, the child's basic emotional need is that of trust.  When he cries he must trust that someone will meet his needs, when he wakes, he needs to know that a familiar, loving adult will care for him.  By the time he is about 18 month of age, his needs turn more to independence.  Erik Ericson referred to this period of life as a crisis of Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt.  Dr. Montessori observed this as a Sensitive Period for Independence.

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