Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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Our Young Threes Program and half and full day Preschool Programs are a wonderful way to give your child the best start in school! At Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow, we have been providing a world-class education to young children in Silicon Valley for over 40 years and would love to meet your family and share our beautiful school and program with you.

Please call 650.493.7200 or email us at smartkids@sbcglobal.net to set up a tour and see how we can support your family and young student as they begin their educational journey.

Learning Styles – Why it’s Important to Know How Your Child Learns

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Math has traditionally been taught through verbal and written methods. The problem is that in a typical classroom, there are more students that are visual rather than verbal learners. This misalignment in the method of teaching math can lead to low grades and frustration for students.

5 Fashionable Tips for Moms — for Back to School Time!

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Summer vacation is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about that back to school routine. The mornings can be rough as we attempt to get lunches made, kids dressed, coffee down our throats, teeth brushed, back packs on, etc. But what about us? Don’t forget about us Moms/Mums!

Here are five super easy tips to help you rock it out the door. Tips to help you feeling and looking good — from the inside out.

ISTP Prepares Children for Careers That Do Not Yet Exist

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The International School of the Peninsula provides a comprehensive and challenging bilingual education for students 3 years old through eighth grade. The school offers both French immersion and Chinese immersion programs. ISTP teaches through language and culture, using these tools to promote personal and academic excellence. Within a safe, nurturing environment, students are encouraged to collaborate, communicate, experiment, grow and excel.

Tips for Air Travel with Small Children

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Air travel with young children isn’t always easy, and some of the struggles start before you board the plane. I hope these simple tips can help you manage your child and gear before, during and after you board the airplane and make the entire air travel experience more pleasant.

If possible, aim for direct flights so that you can avoid changing planes. If you have to make a change, avoid short layovers that give you too little time to get from gate to gate, and avoid long layovers that require lots of idle time in airports.

PAMP Fall Fun at the Farm Day – Coming Sept 27!

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Sign up now and invite your friends!

Back by popular demand, we are holding another ‘Fun at the Farm Day” at Pastorino Farms. Come and mingle with other PAMP members and friends, and treat your kids to pony rides, a petting zoo, hay rides, train rides, and bouncy houses. In addition, there will be a pumpkin patch for you to pick out and buy your pumpkin.

Not a PAMP member but want to attend? Click here to learn more about our membership and join, and you can attend this unique and fun event.

 

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program

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La Petite Baleen is the Bay Area’s premier swim school since 1979. Year-round indoor swim schools offer private, semi-private and small group lessons to students ages 2 months and up. Our unique child development based curriculum is internationally recognized and award winning. Our facilities are all custom built use cutting edge technology and filtration systems and are designed to provide the optimal learning environment and the cleanest, safest water.

Get Outta Town: Pismo Beach

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Not far south of the San Francisco Bay Area you will find Pismo Beach. From San Jose, the drive is just a little over three hours. A very doable drive at night or in the early morning with kids who take naps. Besides the beach, Pismo is surrounded by other fun communities like San Luis Obispo (SLO), Avila Beach and Arroyo Grande. Also on the way

Membership Tips — PAMP Yoga Classes!

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Are you the parent of an active kindergartener? Have you recently brought home a new addition to your family and your older child could use some special one-on-one time with their parent? Then look no further than PAMP’s Buck-a-roo Yoga class! This special activity 

Create Art & Music at the Community School of Music and Arts!

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The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View offers outstanding art & music programs for all ages and skill levels.

• Preschool Art & Music
• Art Classes
• Music Classes
• Private Music Lessons

New this Fall: Little Artists & Little Musicians preschool classes. These fun-hands-on classes offer learning in a creative environment and are designed to be taken sequentially. Watch your little artist and musician grow at CSMA!

Member Musings: Declutter Your Space

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I am embarrassed to say my house was very cluttered. My closet was overflowing — it was a struggle to physically access the clothes that were hanging. I could no longer see the floor in my home office. I had piles of things in every corner; I felt like I lived in a flea market.

Best of the Forum: What to Do About Hitting?

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I would love advice from those who have been there: my 2.25 year old nephew has recently (last 2 weeks) begun hitting (hard) his mother and occasionally babysitter at unexpected times (during a hug, getting him out of his crib, as well as while playing). My brother and sister-in-law have responded with consequences in the moment (taking away his toy) and by stating consistently “hands are not for hitting.” They have also read the book “Hands are not for Hitting” to him. They feel they are reacting unemotionally and consistently.

Thank you to our August Sponsors!

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We would like to give a big thank you to our July Premium Sponsors Sacred Heart Schools,  Stanford Park Nannies, BandalouToddle Flexible Preschool,  Studio Kicks and Harker School.

Hey neighbor, can we borrow some sugar?

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Rooster is a community of neighbors who help, borrow and share with one another for free. Participating in our group is simple; anyone can ask for whatever they need, and help whenever they can. Just one rule: everything on Rooster is done for free.

We use Rooster to give away second hand items, borrow and lend, find jogging partners, swap skills, dog-sit for one another and much more.

Hundreds of us are already there – we can’t wait to have you join us! Come knock on our door.

Overwhelmed as a Mom of Multiples

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My babies were three days old when my husband offered to get take-out from one of our favorite restaurants. I said, “Yes,” just as I would have before the girls were born. But as soon as he left, I realized this was my first time alone with my twins. In the small, silent room, I whispered to them