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Learning letter sounds is a crucial step in building reading skills. With the Learn Phonics with Tam and Tao app, you can now support the lessons your child is learning at Starwood Montessori by letting them play games on your phone.
This app has four levels designed for kids ages three and up. Each level is progressive and builds upon the skills mastered in previous lessons. The app starts out with sound games and moves on to help kids match sounds with letters. By the final stage in the game, kids are able to sound out letters to create their first words.
Use this app in conjunction with the lessons from Starwood Montessori to build your child’s reading skills. To learn more about our Frisco private school, please call (972) 464-2597.
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Who says school needs to start at age five, with a jarring transition from full days with Mom to full days in a brand new environment? With the preprimary toddler program at Starwood Montessori, you can help your child adapt to school while he or she builds important skills that foster future academic success. Consider these benefits of the Starwood Montessori toddler program.
Ease School Transition
Any kindergarten teacher will tell you that the first day of school is more stressful than joyful for many students and their parents. Suddenly having to spend an entire day with unknown people in unfamiliar surroundings is an overwhelming experience for some children. However, when children attend preschool, they are allowed to ease into school attendance. By the time they are required to spend full days at school, they are accustomed to spending those hours away from home and feel comfortable in the school environment. Our toddler program is flexible and welcomes students to attend anywhere from two to five days per week for full or half days so that the transition to school is as easy as possible.
Build Basic Skills
Preprimary programs are ideal settings for kids to learn the basic skills they will need throughout their school careers. These skills are both academic and social. Kids in preprimary programs enter kindergarten with bigger vocabularies and better cutting and coloring skills. They are also more adept at dealing with their peers, compromising during playtime, and paying attention in class.
Learn to Love School
The younger a child is exposed to learning, the more likely he or she is to embrace it. Preprimary programs can spark an interest in exploring and promote the curiosity kids need to thrive in a school environment.
At Starwood Montessori, we give kids who love learning the chance to reach their full potentials and shape their academics paths. Our Frisco private school embraces all styles of learning and offers a rich and varied curriculum. Discover how we can help your child succeed by calling (972) 464-2597.
Last updated 10 months ago
Learn more about the effects of a Montessori education by watching this great video from The Curry Family. If you would like to learn more about the offerings at Starwood Montessori call us today at (972) 464-2597.
Last updated 10 months ago
The spookiest time of year is here again! Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s a good chance that your child is counting down the days until the festivities arrive. This is a great opportunity for you to spend some quality time with your child outside of his private school and turn the holiday into a teachable moment. Keep reading to learn how to help your child get ready for Halloween!
Make a Costume Together
Whether your child wants to be a pirate, a pilgrim, a ghost, or a goblin, you can work together to create a fantastic costume right in your own home. Making a costume together allows you to bond with your child and teaches him the value of doing things for himself. It would be simple to purchase a costume off the rack at a Halloween store, but creating something together gives your child the chance to feel proud of his accomplishments. He may even feel an increased sense of independence and confidence in his abilities, which can translate into confidence in his academic pursuits at his Montessori school.
Create and Hang Decorations
Just as you and your child are working on making a costume together, you can collaborate to decorate your home for Halloween. Ask your child for ideas on what you should hang on the front door and walls, and develop a plan together as to how you can make those decorations happen. This will get your child’s creative juices flowing, and he’ll be proud of having the most festive house on the block.
Ensure a Safe Halloween
Though Halloween is a time of year when many people enjoy being frightened, you shouldn’t be frightened about your child’s safety. Talk to your child about safe trick-or-treating, and make sure he always uses sidewalks and crosswalks even if there is an adult present. Having a short conversation about Halloween safety can put your mind at ease this year.
This Halloween, engage with your child to make learning experiences into fun activities. To learn about the Montessori Method of education, contact Starwood Montessori at (972) 464-2597. We are dedicated to your child’s development inside and outside of the classroom.