Workshops and Lectures
Parent Education
Please see the schedule of seminars for the 2018/19 school year.
The final schedule will be available in July.
Workshops and Lectures
Parent Education
Please see the schedule of seminars for the 2018/19 school year.
The final schedule will be available in July.
January, 18th
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CANCELLED Fairytales, Reading and Gadgets

At the workshop Svetlana Makeeva will cover the following:

- What kind of fairytales can be read to 0 to 6 children and which ones are not recommended;
- Svetlana will discuss benefits of reading;
- Is it a myth that Maria Montessori was against fairy tales;
- How to choose books;
- Which books are the most suitable for toddlers.

Also, Svetlana will tell why various gadgets should not be present in a child's environment and how interaction with them affects the development of the child.

January, 24th
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Coffee Morning


January, 26th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 1

To be clear, concise and understandable is the important task of adult with children. Unfortunately, our language in communicational process with a child often is saturated with too many questions, exclamations, instructions and other not very useful for understanding each other things. It was made in past time and we unconsciously continue this tradition today.

At the training, we will make an attempt to move away from the tradition and bring to their practice communication with children in different models:

- We will be in the role-playing game to master the techniques of effective attention and support.
- Learn the technique of direct instruction.
- investigate our own position in the interaction with the child.
- Follow our own borders, where they go, how we hold them.
- Pay attention to matching a voice message and posture, gesture, glance, that accompany it.

February, 9th
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Math in a Montessori Classroom

This seminar explains the concept of the whole approach to academic knowledge in a Montessori 3-6 classroom and will show you that this particular approach is the most logical for a human being. This seminar will allow you to get the understanding of the reason why you invest part of the family budget, paying for study at MSM. The participation of all Casa dei Bambini parents is compulsory, especially for the fathers. Please, mark your calendars.

The seminar will be held by Rhoda Snyder.

February, 16th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 2

On the second part we will discuss the successes and difficulties, perform the analysis and consolidate our skills.
A good result of the training will be:

- Firm, clear messages to a child - avoiding unnecessary verbal messages, which are often "clog up" communication.
- The adequacy of the context of the message, what's going on.
- The congruence (match) of speech and body language.
- Awareness of our borders when dealing with a child.

March, 16th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Math: From Toddler through Elementary

The workshop will be something like Silent Journey and Discovery and will show the whole concept of learning math starting from Toddler Program and finishing in Elementary.
March, 23
to be confirmed
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Language Development, Art and Music

At this seminar you will learn:

- How language develops in children under 3 years old
- What factors influence the development of language
- Foreign language in this age - is it good or bad
- How to help a child in development of language
- How to choose books?
- Should we teach drawing to a child?
- Hallmarks of drawing of a child under 5 years old;
- Musical development

The seminar will be held by Svetlana Makeeva.