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Why We Love to Teach Montessori at Home

 

Before I was even married to my husband, I had gotten a degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in School Administration. I KNEW I loved teaching and I knew I was always hungry for new creative ideas and methods to use.

It wasn’t until I was introduced to The Montessori Method that I realized how different and unique learning could be and how little the teacher matters. What truly matters is the child and how she learns at her own pace.

In this post, we will share with you why we love to teach Montessori at home and also a list of wonderful Montessori resources to get you started. Please remember to visit our resources hub for Montessori Curriculum 3-6 activities and lessons!

In this post, we will share with you why we love to teach Montessori at home and also a list of wonderful Montessori resources to get you started.

Why We Love to Teach Montessori at Home

I think that the post would be extremely long if I were to explain every single aspect of The Montessori Method, but I will be happy to list the pros and cons that I have encountered with using The Montessori Method in our homeschool.

It would be good to point out to you that we aren’t purists (as in using The Montessori Method exclusively), but we do incorporate it into pretty much every subject we study. Here are some of the best Montessori books out there that helped me a lot:

Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age ThreeMontessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age ThreeThe Absorbent MindThe Absorbent MindHow To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way, 2nd EditionHow To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way, 2nd EditionMontessori: A Modern Approach: The Classic Introduction to Montessori for Parents and TeachersMontessori: A Modern Approach: The Classic Introduction to Montessori for Parents and TeachersMontessori at Home Guide: 101 Montessori Inspired Activities for Children Ages 2-6Montessori at Home Guide: 101 Montessori Inspired Activities for Children Ages 2-6Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School YearsTeaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School YearsTeach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your ChildTeach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your ChildThe Secret of ChildhoodThe Secret of ChildhoodThe Discovery of the ChildThe Discovery of the ChildMontessori at Home Guide: A Short Guide to a Practical Montessori Homeschool for Children Ages 2-6 (Volume 2)Montessori at Home Guide: A Short Guide to a Practical Montessori Homeschool for Children Ages 2-6 (Volume 2)

Why We Love Montessori: The Positives

  • It instills a culture of peace and care for others
  • Montessori instills a love for independent discovery in learning
  • It encourages multi-aged grouping (which is perfect for homeschooling siblings)
  • It appeals to all of our senses, which makes learning more fun and easier for retention
  • The teacher isn’t the main leader, but rather a guide
  • Children thrive with independence, problem-solving skills and patience
  • It encourages freedom within parameters based on self-discipline and thinking of others
  • Children learn and advance at their own pace
  • Children learn to care for themselves and for their environment
  • Montessori materials have many purposes and levels of learning

Some Negatives from Using Montessori

  • Montessori materials are so beautiful, but very pricey
  • Montessori materials are bulky and take up a lot of room (in the environment and in storage)
  • The teacher has to have some degree of training or have been around The Montessori Method to understand it and effectively implement it

Solutions to the Negatives I Mentioned

Yes, Montessori materials can be quite expensive, but I have found that purchasing used, like in FB groups or at discounted stores can really bring the cost down.

Let’s face it: Montessori materials are bulky. There is no real way around that, except to cycle them. Store some and put some out for use. What I have done in our homeschool is make readily available materials that are in the Sensitive Periods and those that are connected to topics we are currently studying. I do keep some of their favorites out all the time because they are so drawn to them. For this point, I would suggest to have a homeschool room.

I know of several moms that effectively homeschool their children using The Montessori Method and Montessori-Inspired materials that haven’t had any formal training. They have done researched, gotten their hands on anything free or nearly free to learn more, they have acquired albums to help guide them and they practice a lot on their own.

I am Montessori trained for ages 3-6 and I am glad I did. When I got the training, though, I was single and had the intentions of teaching at a Montessori school. I never thought of homeschooling my children, so that wasn’t part of the decision-making. I will say, though, that I have found my training to be extremely helpful and that it has made a positive difference in my confidence in using Montessori in our homeschool. Training costs money, but in the end, I think it was worth it.

Montessori Basics that we Recommend

Montessori Knobless Cylinders (Set of 4)Montessori Knobless Cylinders (Set of 4)Montessori Cursive Moveable Alphabets with BoxMontessori Cursive Moveable Alphabets with BoxMontessori Binomial CubeMontessori Binomial CubeNDJK Montessori Sensorial Materials Tower Family Set Wooden Building Blocks Toy KidNDJK Montessori Sensorial Materials Tower Family Set Wooden Building Blocks Toy KidMontessori Materials Brown Stairs 5 Steps Toddler ToyMontessori Materials Brown Stairs 5 Steps Toddler ToyMontessori Geometric Solids With Stands, Bases, and BoxMontessori Geometric Solids With Stands, Bases, and BoxYoovi Montessori Learn to Dress Boards Early Learning Basic Life Skills Toys - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/setYoovi Montessori Learn to Dress Boards Early Learning Basic Life Skills Toys – Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/setMontessori Sandpaper Land and Water Form CardsMontessori Sandpaper Land and Water Form Cards

Choose Montessori

If you have been thinking about using Montessori in your homeschool, give it a try! I offer many free printables, ideas and resources on my blog that can help guide you some. We love using Montessori as part of our homeschool and we wouldn’t have it any other way. I honestly cannot imagine homeschooling without integrating it into our subjects.

Will you give it a try? Thank you for visiting our “Why We Love to Teach Montessori at Home” post! Here is a great list of resources to get you started:

10 Things to know about teaching Montessori at home – Montessori Curriculum Free Download

The Best Montessori Book List for Parents and Educators

Montessori Sensorial Album: Geometric Solids {5 Lessons & Printable 3-Part Cards}

The Montessori Three-Period Lesson {Printable List}

The Montessori Curriculum Approach to Sensory Education {Printable}

Free Montessori Curriculum List & Resources {Printable}

130+ Montessori & Montessori-Inspired Posts

Montessori-Friendly Living Books Library

Our Favorite Montessori Books, Materials & Free Printables

Do you love the Montessori Method and want to do Montessori at home, but don't know where to start or how to stay organized? I know exactly how you feel! I have been there! When I first started doing Montessori at home, there were so many things I wish I had known! I had so many questions and not many answers.

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If you are like me and wanted to have a “support system” to get your Montessori at Home journey started successfully, then this is the bundle for you!

This Montessori at Home Printable Starter Bundle includes:

1~ A Montessori at Home Planner ($30 value)

This Montessori at Home Planner is a digital download in PDF form (48 pages long) and it includes:

  • Cover page, How to use this planner, Maria Montessori quotes, Helpful Resources
  • Montessori Sensitive Period Learning Chart, The Montessori 3 Period Lesson, How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards
  • Yearly Calendars (3), Monthly Calendars (6), Weekly Calendars (7)
  • Additional Forms, Arts & Crafts Ideas, Attendance Chart, Montessori Works Record Chart
  • Field Trips, My Favorite Montessori Works list, Notes page (2)
  • Montessori environment sketch page, Reading Log, Supply List
  • Bonus: Montessori Curriculum List with resources links!

2~ Montessori 3-Part Cards Mega Bundle ($72 value)

This Montessori 3-Part Cards Mega Bundle had 48 complete sets of 3-Part Cards in all kinds of topics you can imagine!

3~ Montessori at Home eBook ($19.99 value)

This fantastic eBook is what is going to set you up for success when it comes to planning to teach Montessori at Home. This eBook will give you the knowledge and confidence to get you started!

This set of 102 pages includes 11 chapters, 6 awesome Montessori resources and 12 very helpful printable charts and lessons.

Chapters

  • Why We Love to Teach Montessori at Home
  • Why You Should Teach Montessori at Home
  • Easy Montessori Prep Ideas for Busy Moms
  • 10 Tips to Making Inexpensive Montessori Materials & Free Downloads
  • How to Organize Montessori Materials at Home {Printable Montessori Labels}
  • 10 Things to know about teaching Montessori at home
  • How to Create a Successful Montessori Schedule for Home PART 1
  • How to Create a Successful Montessori Schedule for Home PART 2
  • The Montessori Three-Period Lesson {Printable List included}
  • How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards {Printable included}
  • DIY Montessori 3-Part Cards Organizer {Tutorial and Printable Template included}

Montessori Resources

  • The Montessori Curriculum Approach to Sensory Education with Printable
  • Easy Printable Montessori Lesson Ideas for Every Subject
  • 130+ Montessori & Montessori-Inspired Posts
  • The Best Montessori Books for Parents and Educators
  • Montessori-Friendly Living Books Library
  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Montessori Home
  • BONUS: Free Printable Montessori Curriculum List & Resources

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