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Toilet Training the Montessori Way

It’s time to talk about potty-training or as I prefer to call it, ‘toilet learning.’ Within the Montessori approach, we call it toilet learning rather than potty-training because we know that toileting is a skill to be learned when your child is ready - not necessarily when you decide you are ready to train your child. Referring to it as a ‘learning experience’ helps frame the whole toilet learning process in a positive light that revolves around the child, instead of adult convenience.

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10 Brain-Building Games to Play With Your Baby

Playing with your baby yields more than sweet smiles, squeals, and coos. According to researchers and child-development experts, simple, everyday games can boost baby’s brain development, fostering growth in language, science, math, and organizational skills (called executive functions) along with social and emotional learning. 

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The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Baby

Maybe the COVID babies won’t get to coo at new friends on mats while the moms hold warrior pose at mom-and-me yoga, and maybe they won’t get to splash each other and get tossed high above the pool water in soggy diapers as the dads sing, “When you’re up, you’re up…” But what they do have is you. You and books.

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Baby's Head Shape: What's Normal?

Babies' heads are malleable, which makes them susceptible to developing flat spots. It is easy and important to monitor your baby’s head shape. There are many treatment options available to your child if you notice a flat spot. There are also many ways to prevent flat spots from occurring.

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