September 27, 2019

The warm weather in Cyprus is ideal for potty training. During the warm spring sun in April and May, followed by the Mediterranean summer sun in June, July and August, continued by the pleasant autumn temperature in September and October – there aren’t that many obstac...

July 5, 2019

It is the time of the year that many families are visiting Little Gems with their tiny gems and getting prepared for the future nursery life. As a toddler classroom leader, we are faced with plenty of questions and thoughts about the settling in process and how to prep...

April 8, 2019

‘Free the child’s potential and

you will transform him into the world'

Maria Montessori

Most of my fondest childhood memories involved nature, freedom, and risk -- climbing trees and hills, running in fields, playing in street with my friends, building a barrier and then...

March 1, 2019

“It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.” ― Maria Montessori

Five years ago, I had only heard of Maria Montessori. Venturing into the messages of Maria Montessor...

January 11, 2019

Music and Movement are central to how young children express themselves and are necessary to complete the holistic development of an individual.  Additionally, it is important to include music education in children’s learning in order to have a balanced education (1)....

“Follow the child, they will show you what they need to do, what they need to develop in themselves and what area they need to be challenged in. The aim of the children who persevere in their work with an object is certainly not to ‘learn’; they are drawn to it by the...

October 4, 2018

The first month of school has passed and the children have settled into their routines nicely. Now that the settling in has passed, a new question has started to come: "has she made any friends?" or "who does my child play with the most?" The questions surrounding frie...

September 11, 2018

Did you know that 90% of a child’s brain connections are made by the time they are five?  That means that their development and learning during their early years has a significant influence on their future lives.  And that’s why people who work with young children need...

July 11, 2018

“A child's different inner sensibilities enable him to choose from his complex environment what is suitable and necessary for his growth. They make the child sensitive to some things, but leave him indifferent to others. When a particular sensitiveness is aroused in a...

March 20, 2018

Maria Montessori inspired the awareness and appreciation for diversity through her education method, which promotes peace, diversity and respect. Montessori stated that “averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education”.

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