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Wtih an emphasis on individuality, creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth, Montessori Academy of Owasso is preparing your children to change the world.
Your toddler can't walk down the stairs as quickly as your 6 year-old can. The step-together-step-together pattern must first be mastered before a child can bound down the steps in a hurry. We accept this as part of the natural course of child development. We simply accept that a child will move from the step-together pattern to a single-foot pattern when he is ready. We don't purchase books on techniques we should use to encourage our child to walk down the stairs faster with a more mature stepping pattern. We don't compare stories on the playground or lay awake at night worrying about when our child will master this developmental milestone. We accept that each child will master it when he is ready. We don't push our kids down the stairs in an effort to hurry along their development. We don't do this with stairs, so why do we do it with other skills? Read this great blog post on Developmental Appropriate Practices and Why We Don't Push Kids Down the Stairs on NotJustCute.com.
Teaching kindess in school has essential in reducing the bullying epidemic in our society. Maria Montessori recognized the importance of teaching children "grace and courtesy" decades ago and this remains a key part of our school curriculum. Read Why Teaching Kindess is Essential to Reduce Bullying on the website Edutopia.