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Summer Break – The 2020 Version

June is almost here but the transition into summer for parents and kids is going to look a lot different this year. Typically by now you would’ve had the summer all planned out. Summer camps, trips up north, and plenty of play dates at the park. Since spring was...

The Minnesota Summer Finale

And just like that, the end of summer is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about the grand finale of Minnesota Summer – “The...

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Montessori Education

Why do toddlers bite?

Why do toddlers bite?

Many parents have had the misfortune of being on one side or the other of the toddler biting phenomenon. The verdict is still out whether it’s worse to have the child that has been bit or the one that’s doing the biting, but in either situation, parents are left...

Planning the Summer for Your School-Ager

If you’re the parent of “school-ager” then your search is already underway for summer activities that will keep them safe and busy while they have fun. There is no shortage of options for summer care, so what matters the most when you’re making your choice? Here are...

A Day in the Life of the Equinox Preschool Classroom

What have the preschoolers in the Equinox Classroom at All Stars Montessori been up to lately? We thought we’d give you a glimpse into a typical day so that you could see how busy they have been. Each morning begins with group time when the class gets together to talk...

Why choose Montessori?

From a very young age, it is clear that children are individuals. They each have their own personalities, their own likes and dislikes, their own way of doing things, and their own way of learning things. How can we help our children to learn in a way that allows them...

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Family Life & Parenting

Summer Break – The 2020 Version

Summer Break – The 2020 Version

June is almost here but the transition into summer for parents and kids is going to look a lot different this year. Typically by now you would’ve had the summer all planned out. Summer camps, trips up north, and plenty of play dates at the park. Since spring was...

Why do toddlers bite?

Many parents have had the misfortune of being on one side or the other of the toddler biting phenomenon. The verdict is still out whether it’s worse to have the child that has been bit or the one that’s doing the biting, but in either situation, parents are left...

Pick your battles!

The scene plays out many mornings in homes everywhere!  A head-strong child is refusing to put on the clothes you picked out for them and you spend 30 minutes demanding, pleading and fighting with them to get dressed so that you won't be late. Eventually, you give in...

Planning the Summer for Your School-Ager

If you’re the parent of “school-ager” then your search is already underway for summer activities that will keep them safe and busy while they have fun. There is no shortage of options for summer care, so what matters the most when you’re making your choice? Here are...

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Community & All Stars

Fire Safety: Be Aware, Be Careful, and Be Prepared!

Fire Safety: Be Aware, Be Careful, and Be Prepared!

Did you know that fire is the third leading cause of death in children? And even though the number of deaths caused by fires each year is declining, even one death is too many. During the month of October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors Fire...

Bike Safety – The Rules of the Road

Summer is here and in neighborhoods everywhere children will be out riding their bikes. As motorists, we need to be extra vigilant in keeping our eyes open for kids on bikes. And as parents, we need to teach our little riders all about bike safety. It is never too...

All Stars Montessori would like to introduce … Ms. Ellen!

All Stars Montessori would like to introduce you to Ms. Ellen, one of the Toddler Teachers in the Earth Room. Ms. Ellen joined the All Stars family in March of 2018. If you have a toddler or a younger preschooler at All Stars Montessori, you have probably had the...

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Seeing Beyond the Diagnosis

April is World Autism Month and you have probably been seeing a lot of information about Autism awareness. When it comes to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), awareness is important, but it is only part of the battle. As the incidence of ASD increases, we also need to...

A Week in the Life of the All Stars Montessori School-Agers!

It was recently Spring Break for our local school district, and we thought it would be a great time to hang out with the School Agers and get a glimpse of how they spend their days at All Stars Montessori on school breaks. The School Agers love having the freedom to...