Tot Chef: Helping Your Toddler Succeed in the Kitchen

“It is surprising to notice that even from the earliest age, man finds the greatest satisfaction in feeling independent. The exalting feeling of being sufficient to oneself comes as a revelation.” —Maria Montessori Applying the Montessori approach at home means including your children in every aspect of daily life. One of the busiest spaces in our homes is the kitchen, in which we spend much of our day. We use the kitchen to have our meals, prepare lunch boxes, bake, and even color together at the kitchen table. Some families like to engage in cooking activities every day, and others reserve it for the weekend. I would encourage you not only to engage in cooking in the kitchen with your chil

Making Time for Gratitude

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the pace of life seems to have already increased exponentially! During this time, it is easy to be swept up in the festivities and all of the extras that come along with them—gifts, parties, and special activities, just to name a few. While it is undeniable that there is something magical about this time of year, it’s also more important than ever to help your child take the time to pause and reflect with gratitude. Cultivating a practice of gratitude with your child doesn’t require a huge investment of time, and the scientifically-proven benefits—which range from higher empathy and increased resilience to improved self-esteem and even better slee

Touring the Renovated NMS Playground

Have you had a chance to explore our new and improved playground this year? Your children sure have, and they are loving it! Although there were no major changes to our structures, the playground has been re-energized by the addition of a few new areas this year. Much thought and planning went into the new design and layout, in order to maximize enjoyment for the span of ages that frequent the playground daily. We feel it has been a huge success thus far! The most popular spot on the playground is our new mud kitchen. This area is enjoyed by Beginners through Lower Elementary. The kitchen is stocked with all the tools necessary for children to create five star meals for their friends! The ch

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