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What is the Difference Between Montessori and Pikler Approaches?

What is the Difference Between Montessori and Pikler Approaches?

All parents are aware that their children must enroll in kindergarten after three or need to learn more about life before this age. In addition to learning about the new world, learning the way of life, and meeting new people from their peers. But have you ever wondered what education your children receive in kindergarten? The Montessori and Pikler methods are two of the most popular of these methods, and they're more than a century old. In these methods, teachers try to provide education based on the principles governing natural development as well as the individual needs of each child according to group games as well as individual activities for children. Also, the atmosphere and architecture of the place are important points too. These days, the Montessori and Pikler methods are being taught in most preschools and kindergartens in most countries. In this article, we want to discuss these two methods, what are the differences between them, and how they can be useful for your child.


What should a busy board include and how each piece affect the fine motor skills?

What should a busy board include and how each piece affect the fine motor skills?

Using busy boards and sensory walls is a popular approach to make your child's activities entertaining and educational at the same time. These are great tools for kids from the toddler age to pre-school. Busy boards encourage concentration, independent play, and train fine motor skills that your child will need to rely on at home and in the school environment.


Down to the children's level: a brief history of furniture for kids

Down to the children's level: a brief history of furniture for kids

These days you can get all manners of special furniture and educational toys from an online store. But it hasn't always been so. The concept of childhood as a separate category didn't really take off until the 20th century. Before that kids were treated like little adults. But everything changed with the ideas pioneered by Maria Montessori and other humanist educators.


How Busy Boards and Sensory Walls help cure and prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia

How Busy Boards and Sensory Walls help cure and prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia

This item is also known as fidget board, dementia comfort board, Alzheimer's busy board or sensory wall for dementia. Before it became widely available, elderly people used to knit or crochet to prevent functional deterioration in their brains. Their kids or grandkids would buy them large gauge needles or hooks and brightly colored yarn. This soothing, repetitive activity allowed patients to hone their fine motor skills, enhance hand-eye coordination and increase muscle strength. Because of cognitive decline, people who used to knit amazing socks and sweaters would hardly be able to create anything more complicated than an oddly shaped scarf. Yet the therapeutic impact of this pastime was unparalleled. Unfortunately, people who lacked knitting skills couldn't benefit from it. Today, a busy board for adults will suit anyone, regardless of their skills and background.


How to decorate walls in waiting rooms, churches and clinics with Busy Boards?

How to decorate walls in waiting rooms, churches and clinics with Busy Boards?

These decorative panels and educational toys are designed to be the best wall decoration for a corridor, the reception area of pediatric clinics, dental clinics, for churches' family rooms, and cafes kid's area or nursery and kindergarten rooms. It is a modern product that combines a design solution and unique informational and educational features.


How to help your kid to develop properly?

How to help your kid to develop properly?

Playing games is a practice of life with a happy and carefree approach. Of course, although the failures in the game are innumerable and for children, serious but superficial and transient. In fact, playing games is an answer to the "how to develop physical and mental health" question". It causes happiness or sometimes a feeling of failure, as well as the fulfillment of the child's needs or failure.


What can I use a Busy Board for: items used on Sensory Walls?

What can I use a Busy Board for: items used on Sensory Walls?

A busy board can keep your children entertained for many hours. From this article, you will get to know how to make the most of this fascinating toy.

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