Archive of November 2012 - Bala House Montessori | Preschool & Kindergarten in the greater Philadelphia area.


  1. The Kindergarten Year in Montessori

    By Parent Education

    by Edward Fidellow of Cross Mountain Press Kindergarten is the harvest year for all the planting and intellectual tending that has gone on for the preceding years in preschool. The kindergarten child’s learning explodes into an avalanche of reading and writing and math. All of the earlier preparation (practical life, sensorial) now finds academic outlets. […]

  2. What Every Child Needs!

    By Parent Education

    by Edward Fidellow of Cross Mountain Press What is it that every child needs that parents don’t seem to have? (Life time passes to Disney World and unlimited shoe budgets don’t count!) You can fill in your own blanks. It is something that a Montessori school can help offer. Of course a good education comes […]

  3. Becoming a Montessori Parent

    By Parent Education

    by Edward Fidellow of Cross Mountain Press There are seven simple steps to becoming a Montessori parent. When we say simple we don’t mean that they are not challenging. It is a lot like the definition of bull riding. “The object is to keep the bull between you and the ground.” Simple – but challenging. […]

  4. Rhombus, Reniform and Rembrandt

    By Parent Education

    by Edward Fidellow of Cross Mountain Press Your child’s education in Montessori is different – so different that it makes you shake your head in wonder and say, “Is this something my child is really learning?” As parents we want our children to excel at reading, writing and math. Yet their Montessori education leads them […]

  5. Learning the Language of Life – Montessori Children Handle Big Words and Big Ideas

    By Parent Education

    by Edward Fidellow of Cross Mountain Press As a parent I was surprised about the words my children knew and used correctly (no, not the bad ones.) We’ve experienced them going from crying to making sounds, from sounds to their first words (mama, dada), from words to phrases (me go) to sentences – “I want […]

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