Music – The Secret Language of Children

When it comes to young children, music is about more than a nice melody in the background. For preschoolers, music plays a significant role in supporting their growing brains and bodies, from enhancing language to encouraging movement to developing cognition. […]

A Quality Early Learning Environment – What To Look For?

As a parent, deciding where to enrol your child at daycare can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. Leaving your precious baby or child in a new place with strangers is not an easy or light decision to make. So, [...]

The First 5 Years of Learning in Early Childhood Education

The first five years of a child's life are incredibly significant and influential, not just for their development but also for ensuring children are supported to land on the right pathway for future success. Simple experiences that you see happen [...]

Supporting your Toddler’s Development through a Montessori Lens

The toddler brain is one that fascinates me both, as a teacher and a parent. You go from having a baby that is so dependent on you for everything – from eating to toileting, to having a little human who […]

Winter Wonderland at Avonhead Montessori Christchurch

Our different seasons throughout the year present so many learning opportunities for tamariki. Here at Avonhead Montessori childcare in Christchurch, we believe that there is no reason for learning and play to stop in the cooler months, in fact there [...]