Do you love the Montessori method, but wish you knew more? Are you a Montessori parent and want to know more to help your child in school? Are you a Montessori homeschooler in need of a refresher course? Have you seen the hundreds of Montessori pins on Pinterest and wondered what it’s all about?
Maybe you want to know why Montessorians do the things they do…floor beds? Normalization? Pink towers? Why so many materials? Why is the 3-period lesson so important?
Sensitive periods? Is Montessori for babies and toddlers? What does it even mean to follow the child?
And, how do I apply this to my home and family life?
Well, guess what? I’ve got just the thing for you!
Montessori 101: Your Introduction to Montessori Education
This year we’re going back to the basics at Our Montessori Home. We’re going to be spending a year getting to know the in’s and out’s of the Montessori method. Think of it as your introductory Montessori course.
Each month we’ll look at a new area of the Montessori philosophy and method. Every week you can find a new post on that month’s specific topic.
Want to know what’s even better? Other than no tests?
At the end of each post, you’ll find helpful hints, tips, or questions to help you get started applying what you’ve learned at home. Information is great, but if it can’t follow you into your everyday life it’s not much use.
Where to Start?
January: Intro & History of Montessori
Introduction to the Series: Why Study Montessori Philosophy?
Recommended Reading: Montessori Books to Read
The History: Who was Maria Montessori? How was the Method started?
February: The Child
Montessori’s Approach to the Child
What are Sensitive Periods & the Absorbent Mind?
How Children Work, Why They Need It, & How You Can Help
Creativity & The Child’s Imagination
April: The Prepared Environment
What is a Prepared Environment? Why is it Important?
Principles of a Prepared Environment
Principles of Montessori Materials
The Power of Observation & the Prepared Adult
Posts in the series will be regularly added.
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