Montessori Story Time

The change in our brains when we listen to a story versus a lecture composed of facts and figures is dramatic.

When listening to a story versus a list of facts, a child uses more of their brain and is able to connect emotionally with the characters. They also build a stronger emotional bond with the storyteller. On top of that, listeners of a story deepen their capacity for empathy and grow their attention span.

Every one of these results is what Montessori education hopes to instill in children, and that’s why we are offering the Montessori Story Time program for free so that children can continue to benefit from story time while schools are closed.


What is different about our stories?

The best stories for this age group are ones that are true, or at least realistic. Children at this age are rapidly growing in language development, so we use language that’s both simple to understand and complex, in order to support their current development, and to expand their vocabulary.

We try to avoid fantasy stories at this stage and instead use stories about things that really happened, or at least really could happen. Having a strong sense of reality is important for the child in the first plane of development, so that’s our top priority!

Our stories are read by our teachers in 3 languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. We will continue to add stories as they become available. You can access our Montessori Story Time program here:


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Thank you for your interest in IMS! Our tour spots are booked up for the next few weeks. If you want an earlier tour, please email us at and we can set up a custom time for you.

Contact Info

Unit 7A, 1210 Castlemore Avenue

Markham, ON

L6E 0H7 


Mon-Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm


Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

Dr. Maria Montessori

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