• The Environment Shapes Play

    The benefit of an organized play space While it may seem counterintuitive to spend time creating an organized and thoughtful play space for kids who seem determined to destroy everything in their path, there is reason to do so. Early educators often talk about the environment as “the third teacher.” This just means that our…

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  • How to Learn About Your Child’s Interests

    You’re so busy doing the maintenance work – changing the diapers, making the meals, bandaging the knees. But do you actually know what makes your child tick? What do you know about your child’s interests? Let’s talk about why you would need to know these things. The thought behind Child-Led Learning is that when a…

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  • 5 Ways to do Montessori at Home

    What is Montessori? Dr. Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy is multi-faceted. It is famous for the concept of following the child. Montessori believed that children are eager and capable of learning new concepts, of doing for themselves, and of articulating their needs. What makes Montessori unique? Montessori teaching methods are based on the science behind how…

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  • Must-Have Montessori-Inspired Toys

    You’ve done the research and read the articles about Maria Montessori, and know the benefits of open-ended toys. As you visit the toy store, though, it’s still very overwhelming – what should you buy? These must-have Montessori-inspired toys are just what your tired old toy collection needs! The Best Montessori Toy for an Infant Infants…

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  • Child Play Therapy

    To schedule an appointment with Olympia Therapy click here This article was written in collaboration with Cary M Hamilton LMHC, RPT-S, NCC, CMHS, CDWF and Sarah Moran LMFT, RPT

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