Trillium Newsletter Winter '15 Edition

Welcome to the Winter 2015 Edition of the Trillium Newsletter. If you did not reach this page through the newsletter sent to your inbox, please check out the email for summaries and additional information. We hope the content in this newsletter gives you a glimpse into what your school has been doing. Remember to tell us what you think!

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4 Reasons Creativity’s Important to Your Child’s Development

When we talk about skills that are essential to a child’s academic success, we mainly talk about basics like speaking, reading, writing, and counting. For many parents, creativity is a virtue for other kids; not a core skill for their children. But being creative doesn't require special techniques, equipment, or attributes. It’s a way of thinking and discovering new things, which helps us solve real-life problems. Children are born innovators with vivid imaginations and a unique manner Read more [...]

How to Control Teenage Tantrums (Parenting Guide)

Adolescence is a difficult phase for both children and parents. Unpredictable mood swings, unbounded anger over what seems to be nothing, distrust, secretiveness – all this can make parenting extremely difficult. Teenage tantrums can be fed by several factors including insecurity, fear, peer pressure, frustration, sensory overload, anger and hormonal changes. But you can’t let these emotional outbursts run the house. Here, we examine a few ways to control your teenager’s emotional outbursts. 6 Read more [...]

4 Ways to Use Books to Improve Preschool Cognitive Skills

The preschool period is an important developmental phase, especially for children's cognitive abilities and self-regulatory skills. They learn to imagine, guess, describe, and wonder about different objects and situations around them. They also learn new words and phrases, experience emotions, and acquire basic skills and knowledge. While there are numerous ways to help improve a child’s cognitive development, books are one of the most simple and effective. Children who are introduced to learning Read more [...]

7 Interesting Brain Development Games for Toddlers

The first five years of a child's life are the foundation of their future health, growth and development, both physical and mental. As a parent, it's your responsibility to jumpstart their brain development by engaging them in fun activities. To that end, we've come up with some interesting brain improvement games that are more productive than watching TV or playing video games. Fun Indoor Games for Toddlers That Help in Brain Development The learning experiences your child has during Read more [...]

How to Keep Kids Engaged During the Holidays (9 Fun Activities)

Holidays are a great time to bond with our kids and maybe even let our own inner child emerge once again. With Christmas fast approaching and the pandemic forcing us to stay indoors, you might be wondering how to keep your Montessori school kid (and yourself) constructively occupied at home. Here are some ways to keep them active, entertained, and out of trouble while spending some quality time with them. 9 Fun Indoor Holiday Activities for Kids Worried that your kids will be glued Read more [...]

How Setting Limits for Your Toddler Can Help Them in the Long Run

Let’s face it – toddlers are difficult to deal with.

The time between ages two and three years is challenging. On the one hand, they realize they’re separate beings from your, their parents, and start developing language; on the other, they assert their independence but don’t understand the logic. This is why you often hear your toddlers yelling “ugh!! No oatmeal,” “no diaper,” “want iPad now!” It’s easy to lose your mind and resort to screams, threats or even bribes to Read more [...]

Why Choose a Montessori School Over a Traditional Preschool for Your Child?

Choosing the right preschool for your child is important. After all, it’s their first steptowards a bright and brilliant future. While both Montessori and kindergarten aim to provide learning experiences for young children, thereare some key differences between the two. From teaching methods to classroom environments, everything plays a key role in shaping your child’s behaviour, personality and language development. If you’re crunched for time and need a little help to understand which education Read more [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Share

Children find sharing difficult, especially the youngest ones as they are usually focussed on fulfilling their own needs. Teaching your child to share is an integral but challenging part of parenting. The skill of sharing needs to be taught, in the right ways. This blog outlines the most effective strategies to do just that.

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Simple Tips to Teach Your Kids to Share
You can educate your little ones to share with the help of the following tips.

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Effective Ways to DisciplineYour Child

Teaching your child to behave is a major part of parenting and requires a lot of time and patience. Not only is discipline important to their growth and development, but new and effective strategies will help you grow as a parent too.Consistently applying certain rules and regulations at home and in school will pave the way for your child to become a responsible adult. Resorting to corporal punishment is not the answer. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),

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7 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Development

Child development involves all the changes that take place in your child physically, emotionally and in terms of their language and thought. This begins when they are born and continues until they reach adulthood. A child gradually becomes more independent during this time, eventually reducing its dependency on its parents or guardians. Many factors, such as prenatal events, their daily environment, the child’s learning capacity and their genetics influence this process. As you can guess, childhood Read more [...]