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Families Reconnect Through Reading: National Family Literacy Day

National Family Literacy Day is a great opportunity to re-connect with your children through reading.  While there are not specific activities being hosted at the Wichita Public Library for this holiday, all you need is a library card and a visit to your favorite branch to get started on the celebration. The librarians love to […]

Promoting Peace through Kindness

As students return to classrooms across the United States there should be one date highlighted and bolded on every school calendar—September 21, International Day of Peace. Recognition of this day can be celebrated many ways. Some schools and houses of worship put up a Peace Pole or banner, showing their support of peace around the […]

Meal Plans & an Instant Pot to the Rescue

One day during class, one of our families brought in an adorable, grinning, six-month-old girl. She was very sweet and, like every baby, dependent on others for everything. Spending just that short time bouncing and cuddling her reminded me of the many hours I spent with my arms full of my own babies. Those babies […]

Reducing Screen Time Without a Struggle

As parents, we are constantly being reminded that our children need to have less screen time. While we may know the importance of reducing screen time, we may not know the best way to actually accomplish this task. This can lead to frustration and may result in a declaration of “No screens for a week!”—met […]

Meeting the Needs of an Exceptional Child

Have you been told by a school administrator, teacher, or psychologist that your child is “exceptional?” This seems to be happening more often these days. There are many different kinds of exceptional, with some more challenging than others. And any time a parent finds out their child is not “typical,” it can be confusing and […]

Next Steps After Montessori Elementary

Many families wonder what the next steps will be after their child completes the cycle of Montessori Elementary. While choosing a school comes down to very personal preferences, the steps to prepare for the transition to a conventional program are the same. Here are some of the key items to cover as you start the […]

How to Promote Independence at Home & Away from Home – Part 2

A natural part of the transition process for children growing out of the early childhood stage is for them to seek out more independence. They start to pull away from their parents, and they want to spend more time with their friends and less time at home. So how do we promote healthy independence while […]

How to Promote Independence at Home – Part 1

Parents often ask how they can help their young children gain more independence at home. Setting up the environment and providing appropriate support are vital to their success at achieving independence. Here are three easy ways to set up an environment that promotes independence: Bring things down to your child’s level Offering a step stool […]

The Importance of Summer Reading

It’s hard to believe, but summer break is almost here! At Compass Star Montessori, we encourage year-long learning through the opportunity of reading throughout the summer. Reading should be an exciting discovery for the child, and when this happens, they can develop a lifelong love of books. Summer reading is also the best antidote for […]

Family-Friendly Spring Break Activities

Spring Break is here, and it is a great time to take advantage of some extra family bonding. If you are planning on spending the week in town, there are many family-friendly activities in Wichita you can explore. Here are a few local spots that are fun and enriching: Take a nature walk at Great […]