Montessori Australia recently hosted the “Montessori for the Digital Age Forum” featuring the noted digital parenting educator Dr Kristy Goodwin.  In her workshop entitled “Plugged-in Childhoods”, Montessori leaders and educators were given evidence-based research and practical information about raising healthy children in the digital world.  We present some of her tips here and would encourage parents to visit her website http://drkristygoodwin.com 

Australia has one of the highest rates of spending per child on toys, with our children averaging 250 toys each.  Today’s consumer society and marketing drives parents to buy more toys, whether it be buying the latest trend, responding to a child’s demand for what they’ve seen advertised on TV, or being guilted into getting ‘educational’ toys so their children don’t ‘fall behind’.

The trend in 2018 is to speak about digital technology, digital disruption to future jobs, creative industries, entrepreneurship and of course the types of jobs that will disappear or change radically.
An article adapted from an article on Caboolture Montessori School’s blog from December 2017.

As Montessori educators, our mission is to provide the best possible education for all students in our Montessori learning environments. The Montessori Quality Assurance Programme supports Montessori learning environments to engage in the ongoing process of review, improvement and maintenance to ensure the highest quality of Montessori education for all students.

Montessori Australia’s parenting blog helps families to choose the right learning environment for their child. We provide some helpful tips to recognising a quality Montessori educational environment.

We have put together some simple, yet effective ways in which adults can support young children to develop concentration.

Montessori Australia’s blog post offering parents some simple, yet important insights into the growing mind of a primary school-aged child

Experts from across Montessori Australia join together to provide some simple, yet effective tips for parents who are looking to find a high quality Montessori classroom for their child.

Experts from across Montessori Australia join together to provide some simple, yet effective tips for parents who are supporting (or preparing to support) a blooming adolescent.

The second in our two-part blog post series, focusing on how parents can offer encouragement, rather than empty praise, to aid the development of children.

The first in our two-part blog post series, focusing on how parents can offer encouragement, rather than empty praise, to aid the development of children.

Here are some simple, yet effective ways in which adults can support the development of young children by setting limits.

We have put together some simple, yet effective ways in which adults can support young children to develop toileting awareness.

We have put together some simple, yet effective ways in which adults can support the language development of young children.

We have put together some simple, yet effective ways in which adults can support the language development of young children.