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Celebrating Birthdays in the Montessori Classroom

very year in Montessori classrooms all over the world, young children celebrate their birthdays by walking around a candle with a globe in their hands, symbolic of the passages around the sun that the children have made during their lives. As these Montessori children get older, their stories get longer, and for many, after ten […]

Birthday Parties: Is Bigger Really Better?

Birthday Parties: Is Bigger Really Better?

  Montessori educators consistently remind us that the 3-6 year-old child thrives on routine and order. They interact well with one or two children at a time but can become overwhelmed by large groups and unfamiliar settings. I would like to apply this wisdom to...