About Zahra Kassam

Zahra Kassam is Founder and CEO of Monti Kids Inc. Zahra graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard with a BA in Psychology and holds a Master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is an internationally certified Montessori teacher for ages zero to six. Zahra has worked as a teacher, school administrator, school counselor, and private consultant to schools and families. Through Monti Kids, Zahra intends to publicize the formative nature of the first three years of life and to help parents maximize their child's potential during this time. Monti Kids features a built in donation program, thereby reaching families at all income levels. Zahra was recently invited to speak with His Holiness the Dalai Lama about their shared interest in early, wholistic education.

How Montessori Can Help Baby’s Development

If you’ve looked into early childhood education, chances are you’ve come across Montessori. But did you know it can also be a great learning tool for babies as young as newborns? While most people of think of it for preschool-age children and older, the Montessori practices and ideas can be really useful for babies’ development, as well. Here’s a primer on how and why babies and Montessori can be great together.

By |2019-04-02T14:28:23-07:00February 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Ask Zahra: How do I get my child to play the correct way?

How do I get my child more interested in playing with the toys the correct way? He plays with the toys the wrong way and gets irritated when I try and show him the right way and then he stops all together. Is there anything I can do to get him more interested in playing with the toys the correct way or should I just let him play with him the way he wants?

By |2018-04-04T16:58:25-07:00December 4th, 2017|Montessori Tips|0 Comments

Monti Kids Travel Diary: Babies & Bumps at the 2017 New York Baby Show

Kristien from our marketing team and I introduced Monti Kids at the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. We attended the 2017 New York Baby Show along with thousands of families and over 200 global brands and services. We created a play space in our booth (that attracted a lot of children!) with a sample of our Montessori toys and demo videos from different levels in our program.

By |2017-12-05T14:25:10-07:00May 21st, 2017|Inside Monti Kids|0 Comments