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Creating a Morning Routine You Love

Have you ever arrived at work in the morning and felt like you’d already fought a war and lost? Do you find yourself stressed out or yelling, “brush your teeth,” “get in the car,” or whatever other task needs to be done at least 100 times? Does it seem like it might be easier to … Read more

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Teaching Children Respect by Example

Teaching children to be respectful can seem scary, but really, it’s very straightforward and easy to do. Children are like little sponges. They watch and soak in everything we do. When we treat them and others with respect, children see that and take it in. The best way to teach children respect is by example. … Read more

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3 Playroom Organization Tips for You

Have you ever looked at your playroom and thought it might be easier to toss everything and start over? Haven’t we all? Playrooms can be great. They can also be an awful mess. Here are three playroom organization tips to make it easier for everyone. Limit the number of toys Yeah, it may seem crazy, … Read more


3 Easy Habits for a Healthy New Year

The New Year. A time for new habits, new routines, resolutions, and more. Most people start off January with a bang. They commit to change their workout routine, their diet, their relationships, and whatever else is bothering them. However, those habits are often quickly forgotten, and they return to their regular routines. If you want … Read more


Helping Children Process Emotions: Sadness

Children sometimes need help learning how to process emotions. We are used to working through anger with them, helping ourselves by limiting tantrums and outbursts, but have you thought about how to help children process sadness? The holiday season can be full of happy memories, family visits, and new gifts, but there can be sad … Read more


Finding Your Routine Again After Break

The holidays, vacation, whatever the reason, taking a break from everyday life can be so fun and refreshing, but the return to a regular schedule can be tough, especially on young children. During a vacation or break period, the rules are often relaxed. Maybe bedtime is later (or non-existent), maybe meals aren’t planned out in … Read more


Our Favorite Montessori Friendly Kitchen Tools

It’s fall. The season of pumpkin spice and soon it will be the holidays. This time of year we often want to bake more and find ways to include the kids. When children have the right size tools to use, they can help bake treats or prepare holiday meals for the family. We love having … Read more


5 Books for Young Kids

Reading to young children benefits them in so many ways. We know this. However, reading the same book night after night after night can get boring for mom or dad so we’ve compiled a list of 5 books for young children that you might not have read yet. These books are all for toddlers and … Read more


Our Favorite Montessori Friendly Toys

The holidays are coming, and for many of us, that means we’re thinking about new toys for our children or grandchildren. It can be hard to figure out what to buy for kids when it feels like they already have everything or you don’t want a million more toys in the house. Here’s a list … Read more

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Klein-Spring Montessori, a Montessori Preschool Near Me

Klein-Spring Montessori is a Montessori Preschool for children 16 months and walking independently to pre-kindergarten. Visit us today to learn about our preschool programs and see if we are the right fit for your family. If you want a Montessori preschool near me, we’re right here in Spring and have been for 35 years. We’d … Read more

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Raising Thankful Kids

As parents, we hear the words spoiled and entitled, and most of us think, “That’s not how I want my kids to turn out.” We want our children to be kind, loving, caring members of society. We want to raise thankful children. How do we manage to raise thankful children instead of entitled or spoiled … Read more


Modeling Grace and Courtesy Lessons at Home

In a Montessori classroom, we include Grace and Courtesy lessons that help the children learn how to take care of their environment and how to treat others. Children learn how to walk through the classroom environment without bumping into tables or classmates. They learn how to handle breakable objects and treat them with care so … Read more