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The Montessori Method values the human spirit and seeks to develop the
whole child — physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively — so that
they feel honored and respected as they grow. Joan Rodriguez-Malone,
Director of Village Montessori and second-generation Montessori
Educator, agrees. “It’s in society’s interest to cultivate well-rounded,
empathetic and academically vigorous children who will be the leaders
of tomorrow,” she says. “That’s why we honor the Montessori Method,
proven to develop children to have the very best chance to lead
healthy, happy and verdant lives filled with endless possibilities!” Five
minutes from Brickell/Coconut Grove is an educational treasure: Village
Montessori. This fully bilingual, family-owned school boasts proven
academic excellence, a natural outdoor play area and the city’s only all-
day, all-year Montessori program. Registration is now open for June start.
Additionally, during the summer, Village Montessori hosts an acclaimed
STEAM camp for 8 weeks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joan › Bachelors Rodriguez-Malone Degree has a
from the University of Miami
and Montessori Credentials
for Primary, Infant & Toddler
Education. She’s the Director
& Faculty Member of Village
Training Center; 305.858.9199;
Given a choice, most kids today will spend all their time on
the computer. So make sure to use that to their benefit with
these fun and educational websites.
TEX T BY STACY W YNN
FUNBRAIN.COM Combine baseball, comic books
and a web-based version of the
best-selling Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
to encourage reading and much
more. Parents can take comfort in
the fact that their kids’ screen time is being put to good use.
ABCYA.COM Make your own crosswords, play
Spanish Word Bingo, learn subject
verb agreements with Verb Viper
and more. The wide variety of
letters, numbers, strategy and
skill games are arranged from Pre-K through Grades 1-5.
PBSKIDS.ORG/GAMES Over 100 games are tied in with the
network’s much-loved television
shows such as Clifford, Dr. Seuss
and Where’s Waldo. Adventures and
other entertainment combine with
learning. Perfect for rainy day (or any day) educational fun.