What is Practical Life and Why Does It Matter?

A student polishing rocks.

Parents at Sonnet Montessori recently participated in an educational evening where they learned all about practical life, which is one of the most familiar and well-loved components of the Montessori classroom.

Do You Speak Your Child’s Love Language?

parenting a preschooler

During the month of February, we celebrate love in all its forms, and there is no time like the present to ask yourself if you are speaking your child’s love language.

Award Winning Teachers

YBR holiday party

In January, Sonnet Montessori School & Child Care and Seeds to Seedlings Child Development Center and the Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Centers came together to reflect on the last year and to celebrate the people who make it possible.

Misbehavior: Misguided Power

father with son on his shoulders

Medical doctor Alfred Adler first identified four “mistaken goals” of misbehavior in the early 1900s, and his ideas were later popularized by other psychologists and early childhood experts.

Misbehavior: Undue Attention

preschooler with sunglasses on

Psychologists have observed that misbehavior is often a way children seek belonging and significance. When the child’s need for belonging and significance isn’t met, misbehavior tends to occur.

Family Goal-Setting

preschool girl learning to write

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” (L. M. Montgomery) It is the perfect time to set some goals!