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Mission: When I started Beanstalk I had one very simple philosophy: provide an environment where children can feel safe, be happy and have fun with great learning materials. Ever notice your two year old say, "I do it?" Or your three year old say, "I can do it by myself!” I did! A LOT! Thanks to my Montessori training I knew that this was my daughter’s time to become independent, try new things and thrive from this knowledge. But getting her out the door to go to the grocery store, or any other errand became a true test of my patience! At Beanstalk I give children the opportunity and the time it takes to accomplish tasks---pouring without spilling, putting things back where they found them, using a favorite Montessori material for as long as they want---to name a few! They get to choose what they want to do instead of being told, yet they have to respect the materials, books, teacher, other adults and of course other children in the classroom. Chances are this is all new to them. We’ve had our share of the battle of the wills in the classroom let me tell you! But it always ends on a positive note, with a lesson learned in listening or compromising. In the classroom we follow the teachings of Maria Montessori, but we do keep in mind that these are young children growing up in a stressful time. So we give both parents and children tools to deal with conflict, power struggles, temper tantrums and anything else that comes up! In my classroom children learn hands on---by doing. They work with developmentally appropriate materials that enable them to learn and feel successful. This approach is extremely important in creating coordination, concentration, independence, and order in their lives. People constantly say "My child will be all over the place---he’ll never sit down!" The fact is children respond to their environment. Voices are kept low, feet are kept quiet, and there is a general sense of calm and peace. And…we always shut off our cell-phones. Nothing should interrupt this special time. When you can see the pride on their faces when they’ve done something all by themselves and they are looking for your encouragement and praise. No need for high fives though, I believe children should learn to look within for praise and pride, so they can be proud of THEMSELVES.
Thank you Miss Keyty Mahecha for a great Yoga/Zumba class at Beanstalk Montessori
Flying our lady bugs all over the continents🦋
Happy Valentines Day!!
Cold day activities ☃️❄️💨
Happy thanksgiving everyone! Thanks to all my wonderful parents who gave us these cuties!!
Rainy days brings out hard the best in our kids!
Water balloon and pizza day was a lot of FUN!!
Mad Science was a blast!
Mad Science visit was a blast!
Go over it and under it!
Waiting for instructions....
Water Day yaaayyyy!! so much fun!
A simple mother’s day song for you and your child to learn together! Have them listen to the song twice then sing it together!
Mother's day song for children with lyrics. Mommy and Me. Celebrate Mother's day with this video of all the great things mommy does for me. Mother's day holi...
Dressing Up Friday Fun!
Please watch and comment! We had a nice discussion on this at our Beanstalk MOMS meeting.
parents.com Learn about four different parenting styles to see which one fits with your philosophy.
Conversation at the snack table between Emmett (below) and Mark
Emmett: Do you like the President?
Mark: No response
Emmett: I like Obama
usnews.com Benefits seen at preschools in Connecticut but not high schools in the Netherlands.
“Oops I tooted, but it’s okay because sometimes people toot” -Cali 3 yrs
Alex-2 years old:
“Why do you think he’s crying?” “Because he needs a hug”
“Hi I’m mark, I like being mark”
“What happened to your face? Did someone scratch you?” “Yes, but I have a video of what happened in my brain” -Benji
“Raphael you weren’t here yesterday” “really? where was I?”
Quote of the day from Santiago-5 years old
“what’s a grownup?”
We will be posting the quotes of the day!
Here is today’s quote of the day!
“I love it when it rains at home so I can watch the rain and just relax”. -Bryce 4 years old
wtop.com Play is an integral part of childhood, but most kids today aren’t getting enough of it.
wtop.com A child’s first years of life are the most important when it comes to brain development, yet the majority of children in the U.S. miss out on an activity that plays a vital role in building reading and language skills.
Shadow time at the park!
String instrument practice!
Learning about string instruments!
Indoor basketball is still fun⛹🏻♀️
Hard hard workers today!!
Tuckered our from all the fun!
Fun in the park!
Friday afternoon park fun with Miss Keyty!
Our Thanksgiving song!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃🍁
Great article shared by one of our moms! Please read and comment!
inc.com The good news is, every child is capable of learning these skills--we just have to teach them.
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