Tag:Practical

Setting Up the Home Environment, Part II

We spoke about the Prepared Environment as a concept and last week, described the home environment for a newborn. Now it’s time to discuss the environment of a crawling baby and toddler.

Setting Up the Home Environment, Part I

In the last article, we spoke about the prepared environment as a whole. Next, we will explore setting up a home environment for each age group, starting here: with the infant.

Montessori on a Budget

Although there are many expensive Montessori materials and schools, there is nothing inherently expensive about the method. Both Montessori education and parenting can, are, and should be practiced even on the most limited budgets.

Observation

“The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge.  He has the power to teach himself. A single observation is enough to prove this.”

Discipline, Freedom and Limits

Discipline, consequences, and limits of a child’s behaviour are among the most contentious topics in parenting and education. In Montessori, they are viewed as inextricably linked to not just each other but, most importantly, to freedom and independence.

Practicing Practical Life

The Practical Life curriculum is the easiest and the most rewarding aspect of Montessori in the home. Its flexibility, emphasis on culturally appropriate tasks and independence makes it perfect for anyone wanting their child to grow up confident and happy.

Toilet Training the Montessori Way

When and how to toilet train is a constant – and at times, contentious – debate among parents and families. Whilst I cannot promise the “correct” answer, below are the considerations and guidelines from a Montessori perspective.

What Makes a Good School

You understand the essentials, you are committed to a Montessori Education, you know your accrediting organizations  , and you are looking at schools. How can you tell you found the right one?

The Montessori World

If you’re considering a September school start, now is the time to choose and visit schools – most work to finalize enrollment by the end of February. To assist you in understanding your options, here is a primer on the...

Wishing You a Montessori Holiday

As the northern hemisphere readies for the darkest period of the year, families worldwide prepare for festivals and celebrations as diverse as humanity itself. The child stands firmly – or should, at least – in the middle of all of...