As we celebrate the multitude of holidays at this time of year, let us focus on family, friendship, caring, and sharing. Spending time with our loved ones, giving our attention, sharing our affection, and discovering joy and peace in our daily lives are concepts worthy of striving for not only at this time, but throughout the year.
We believe that knowledge and awareness of various cultures are an integral part of a child’s education. In keeping with Montessori Philosophy, we do not focus on the commercial aspects of these events (Santa, mythical figures, presents, etc). Instead, we plan activities around these holidays such as finding a country on the map, learning about some of the popular foods of a culture, a country’s flag, and perhaps some culture-specific dances or songs. Have safe and happy holidays!