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Tips on Improving Children’s Concentration Power

Focus, listen, finish – tasks which children may find toiling. While attention span differs by age, at their early years, children are built for action and not for sitting still, which is why you are likely to see them more distracted than focused, especially when they find things boring. They are differently hardwired from adults … Continue reading

Parent Mindfulness: Tips for Success

Parents, do you sometimes find yourself wondering what you did during the day, beyond cleaning up messes and managing tantrums? Many adults often speed through their waking hours – some simply go through the motions and routine of each day. A lack of mindfulness may lead to feelings of stress. Remember, not only is stress … Continue reading

4 Secrets to Raising a Life-Long Reader

In today’s busy and fast-paced world, it is often difficult to set aside time to just sit down with a book. However, it has been proven that children who enjoy reading have greater success in school, so fostering a love of reading in your child should be a priority. Top Hat Montessori, a reputable preschool … Continue reading

How Music Enhances a Child’s Learning

Music is deeply ingrained in every person’s life. From our culture, environment, ethnicity, and even family upbringing, music is very much a part of us. But is music really instrumental in a child’s learning development? This is something we would like to shed light upon. As a Montessori School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, we also integrate … Continue reading

How a Mixed-Age Learning Environment Benefits Children

Our primary classes at Top Hat Montessori are in mixed-age classrooms. As soon as children turn three years old, they can already start attending these classes. They will stay in this program for three years and when they leave, they are well-prepared for the elementary years. As a Montessori-based Preschool in Maryland, we have seen … Continue reading

How Parents Can Raise Independent Children

Being a Montessori School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, we believe that children can be nurtured towards quality independence which they can utilize until adulthood. With all the activities and programs we provide, we have seen how independent children can be more disciplined and behaved in their respective circumstances. Independence can also be nurtured at home, especially … Continue reading

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