Often times we get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle moving from one activity to another. We try to schedule as many different activities into a day as possible to “maximize” our time, however this can have a negative impact on our children.
An important tip from our Montessori preschool teachers; quiet time is an important and often over looked part of the day. It is easy to get caught up the daily activities, which we forget to slow down and simply “be”. This allows us to stop in solitude and gather our thoughts while having time to examine those thoughts and feelings that we are experiencing. Preschool children need opportunities to simply sit, rest, observe and quietly explore. Having a balance between different activities and quiet time will help your preschool child feel more relaxed throughout the day. When a child feels more relaxed they are more open to learning and it improves their ability to comprehend information being presented to them.