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We Need Montessori
Curated news and updates on Montessori teaching, research, pedagogy, child psychology and social applications.
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7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children

7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children | We Need Montessori | Scoop.it
Life is far too scripted today. Plans are made. Classes are attended. Craft projects are intended to mimic those found on Pinterest. Gone are the days of free play and creating something out of nothing.
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It's not that complicated really. Stick to these seven principles and you have every chance of raising a well-adjusted, productive child.

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Higher-level thinking skills in young children

Higher-level thinking skills in young children | We Need Montessori | Scoop.it
Sometimes it is difficult for parents to decide if pre-school is worthwhile. It seems expensive, and how does a parent know if pre-school really benefits the child? A new study by the University of...
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The research findings reviewed here support the role of Montessori in enhancing the social and academic environment for young children.

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Virtual adults 'turn into' children

Virtual adults 'turn into' children | We Need Montessori | Scoop.it
In a virtual world adults in a child-like body start to perceive the world more like a child, a new study shows.
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The research published in PNAS shows that adults experiencing a virtual environment as a child may help them recall childhood memories, or help them empathize better with children.

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