Montessori in the Home – Summer Edition!

Incorporating Montessori principles into your home over the summer can create a rich, engaging environment for children to learn and grow. Here are some practical ideas: ENVIRONMENT: Child-Sized Furniture: Ensure your child has access to tables, chairs, and shelves...

Montessori Material Highlight: The Pink Tower

The Pink Tower is a key educational material used in Montessori Casa (preschool) classrooms at North Star. It consists of ten wooden cubes, painted pink, that range in size from 1 cubic centimeter to 10 cubic centimeters. Each cube increases progressively in size...

Montessori and Music

Music plays an integral role in the Montessori classrooms at North Star, reflecting Dr. Maria Montessori’s emphasis on creating a rich, multisensory environment that supports the development of the whole child. Music in Montessori settings is used not...

Who is Dr. Maria Montessori?

Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator, born on August 31, 1870, in Chiaravalle, Italy. She broke new ground in education with her innovative teaching methods, which fostered children’s natural desire for learning. Montessori initially...

The Reasoning Mind in Montessori Elementary

In Montessori education, the “reasoning mind” refers to the development of logical and abstract thinking skills that occur during the elementary years (ages 6-12). This phase follows the period of the absorbent mind in the Montessori approach. Dr. Maria...