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Why You Should Teach Montessori at Home

 

The Montessori Method has a mystical air about it because it is so unique and sort or rare. Montessori learning at home is so beneficial, but it can also be strict and methodical.

To teach Montessori at home can be the hardest part of it all because the person doing it might feel like it all falls on their shoulders. I can totally understand why it can be scary and overwhelming, so let me help you!

Let’s begin with inspiration… a vision, if you will. And let me give you a list of ten reasons why you should teach Montessori at home. Trust me, you will enjoy this list.

Please remember to visit our resources hub for Montessori Curriculum 3-6 activities and lessons!

Let me give you a list of ten reasons why you should teach Montessori at home. Trust me, you will enjoy this list.

Why You Should Teach Montessori at Home

1 The Reasoning Behind the Montessori Method

The Montessori method relies mostly on the premise that every child is a unique individual and that every child is capable of a lot more than what modern society thinks that they’re capable of.

It is also important to understand that the Montessori method instills rate independence and confidence in a child as well as freedom within limits.

Here are some excellent reads for you to get started on this concept:

Montessori from the Start: The ChildMontessori from the Start: The ChildMontessori: A Modern Approach: The ClassicMontessori: A Modern Approach: The ClassicMontessori at Home Guide: 101 MontessoriMontessori at Home Guide: 101 MontessoriTeaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-SchoolTeaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School

2 The Character Traits that it Nurtures

One of the main character traits that the Montessori method nurtures in every child is independence. Other important characteristics such as concentration and coordination are wonderful and highly-desired in children.

I am also very impressed at how the Montessori method encourages and supports self-correction and self-assessment in all of its works. There isn’t a better way, in my opinion, to teach independence in our children.

Here are some excellent reads with great ideas:

How To Raise An Amazing ChildHow To Raise An Amazing ChildTeach Me to Do It Myself:Teach Me to Do It Myself:The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global WisdomThe Joyful Child: Montessori, Global WisdomMontessori: Why It Matters For YourMontessori: Why It Matters For Your

3 How Successful the Montessori Method is

Before I had children, I got Montessori certification for ages 3-6 and taught at a Montessori school in Brazil. It was a wonderful experience! It was then that I knew that I’d want to have my future children attend a Montessori school someday. But once I did have children, it was even better to actually teaching them at home using the Montessori Method.

Some of the things that I find brilliant about the Montessori Method in terms of child success (educationally, psychologically, emotionally, empathetically, etc) are the Montessori Sensitive periods in which children learn, that it is actually child-centered and  that it is teacher-guided. It was a great relief to be a guide and to sit back and watch children take charge over their learning.

Here are some excellent resources:

The Absorbent MindThe Absorbent MindThe Secret of ChildhoodThe Secret of ChildhoodThe Discovery of the ChildThe Discovery of the ChildMontessori at Home Guide: A ShortMontessori at Home Guide: A Short

Let me give you a list of ten reasons why you should teach Montessori at home. Trust me, you will enjoy this list.

Why You Should Teach Montessori at Home

4 Montessori is Excellent for Hands-on Kinesthetic Learners

Montessori is so great about the orderliness of its processes. Children thrive in the Montessori sense of order of its hands-on activities. It is also fantastic in the concept of concrete learning first over abstract (second) to foster confidence and trust in children.

Pretty much all of the Montessori works are kinesthetic in nature. My children particularly love that. I feel that they learn best when they are able to manipulate materials with their hands over using paper and pencil strategies (although paper and pencil are incorporated into some hands-on Montessori works, such as Math operations).

Take a look at some of our favorites:

Montessori Sandpaper Numbers with BoxMontessori Sandpaper Numbers with BoxMontessori Botany Leaf Cabinet with InsetsMontessori Botany Leaf Cabinet with InsetsMontessori Geometric Cabinet with 35 insetsMontessori Geometric Cabinet with 35 insetsBaby Toy Montessori Pressure Cylinders SensorialBaby Toy Montessori Pressure Cylinders Sensorial

5 Detailed Sensorial and Practical Life Works are Included

Most regular schools (public or private) do not include lessons specifically on sensory or daily life activities. I am talking about works such as Montessori Sensorial and Practical Life ones. There are such long and wonderful lists of these works for children to grow up self-sufficient and with a sense of care for things around them.

With these two in particular, children learn concrete and useful works to boost self-esteem, confidence and logic. Take a look at THIS Sensorial post. I am sure you will find it very helpful.

Here are some wonderful ones:

Baby Toy Montessori Wooden Balance BeamBaby Toy Montessori Wooden Balance BeamBaby Toy Montessori Pressure Cylinders SensorialBaby Toy Montessori Pressure Cylinders SensorialMontessori Dishwashing ActivityMontessori Dishwashing ActivityMontessori Transferring Activity Set 1Montessori Transferring Activity Set 1Montessori Basic Life Skills Development MaterialMontessori Basic Life Skills Development MaterialDustpan and BrushDustpan and Brush

6 Research to Support it is superior learning

There are many brilliant students that are Montessori school graduates. People such as Larry Page and Sergey Brin (founders of Google), Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com), Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (former first lady married to John F. Kennedy), Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs (singer), Prince William and Prince Harry and T. Berry Brazelton (pediatrician and author).

Isn’t that awesome? There are more famous people we know that have also graduated from Montessori schools, but this list is pretty comprehensive to give you an ideas on how intelligent and brilliant people are nurtured. My childhood friend’s sister has Down’s Syndrome. She attended a Montessori school and she was able to graduate from college and got an amazing job.

I am sure that her Montessori education in her formative years had something to do with it. But it doesn’t end here! “Psychologists in the US found that across a range of abilities, children at Montessori schools out-performed those given a traditional education.” Source

Here are some fun sources:

Dr. Montessori's Own HandbookDr. Montessori’s Own HandbookTurning Education Inside-Out: Confessions of aTurning Education Inside-Out: Confessions of aMontessori in the Classroom: A Teacher'sMontessori in the Classroom: A Teacher’sMontessori Madness! A Parent to ParentMontessori Madness! A Parent to Parent

Let me give you a list of ten reasons why you should teach Montessori at home. Trust me, you will enjoy this list.

Why You Should Teach Montessori at Home

7 Multi-age Classes

My favorite thing about being able to teach Montessori at home is that it is actually created as a multi-age learning environment. This is where children ages 3-6 are working together and learning together. Because children’s work is individual, they can all work at their own pace and at their own level.

What is so neat is that the older children teach the younger ones. Can you see, as a homeschooling mom, how this method is actually mimicking our home environment? We have to learn to juggle teaching multiple-aged children at home, so incorporating Montessori into the home is seamless in this aspect.

Here are some resources we use:

Montessori Inspired Activities For Pre-Schoolers: HomeMontessori Inspired Activities For Pre-Schoolers: HomeMontessori Today by Paula Polk LillardMontessori Today by Paula Polk LillardEarly Childhood Education Today, with REVELEarly Childhood Education Today, with REVELMontessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach toMontessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to

8 Montessori Develops Inquisitive Minds

Learning isn’t just about learning about all subjects and topics. The most important point about learning is actually learning how to learn. We don’t want children just learning the material and to not question what they are learning.

What we really want is for our wonderful children to grow up being knowledge seekers and to find delight in finding the answers to their own questions. Montessori really inspires children to do just that by its methods.

These are some great ideas:

Montessori: Letter WorkMontessori: Letter WorkMontessori: Map WorkMontessori: Map WorkMontessori: Number WorkMontessori: Number WorkMontessori: Shape WorkMontessori: Shape Work

9 Children Develop Self-discipline, Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills

Needless to say, the Montessori Method begins with the end in mind. We want kind, creative, logical, self-disciplined, intelligent, thinking and empathetic adults. How do we begin developing these skills? When they are children, of course!

It is actually fascinating to see how much children are capable of, when given the opportunity to express their abilities.

Some awesome books on this:

Montessori: The Science Behind the GeniusMontessori: The Science Behind the GeniusHands CanHands CanMontessori MethodMontessori MethodMontessori and MindfulnessMontessori and MindfulnessKids in the Kitchen: Simple RecipesKids in the Kitchen: Simple RecipesSewing in the Montessori Classroom: aSewing in the Montessori Classroom: a

Let me give you a list of ten reasons why you should teach Montessori at home. Trust me, you will enjoy this list.

10 Montessori is What Works Best for Us

After seeing Montessori graduates and how successful they are and also teaching at a Montessori school and observing Montessori schools around the United States, I just knew that it is a wonderful method to use for teaching children more than just academics.

Is it what you think will work best for you? I highly recommend that you give it a try!

Thank you for visiting our Why you should teach Montessori at home post!

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