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How to Transition from Montessori School of Wellington to Public School

A common concern for parents is how their child will transition from Montessori school to public school. Many children handle the transition with extreme ease and others take longer to adjust.  [...]

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A Few Important Elements of Our Approach to Discipline

At the Montessori School of Wellington, our goal is to help children develop self-discipline through self-regulation and self-control. Imposed discipline is only effective while the authority [...]

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Willingly Shared or Forcibly Surrendered?

WILLINGLY SHARED OR FORCIBLY SURRENDERED? Imagine you are in a park with your husband.  You’re on your cell phone when another woman runs up to you and snatches your cell phone out of your hand. [...]

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Undisturbed Work Time

Have you ever been in the middle of something you are enjoying, only to be interrupted or forced to stop.  How did it make you feel – annoyed, frustrated?  If this were to happen on a regular [...]

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Natural Consequences and the Implications For You and Your Child

  Wake up. “Hurry up and get ready or else you are going to be late for school!” Start to get dressed. “It’s cold outside. Put on your purple sweater!” Go downstairs for breakfast. “Finish [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Practical Life Skills

It is very important that children start learning practical life skills at a young age.  Being able to contribute in a meaningful way to the running of the household gives children a sense of [...]

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Language and Young Children

  There are many reasons why children can benefit from learning a second language at an early age. Maria Montessori identified that children go through a Sensitive Period for Language from [...]

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Montessori in Guelph, Ontario Instagram

If there’s a disagreement between two children, we encourage them to use the peace table. One child holds the stone and states their case, and then passes it to the other child so they can [...]

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Montessori in Guelph, Ontario Instagram

Ms. Hamilton–I mean, Queen Elizabeth I–reading a festive story to an audience of costumed children and parents at the #Montessori School of Wellington’s annual #Halloween party. [...]

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