IMPLEMENT MONTESSORI AT HOME IN A PRACTICAL, FUN AND BEAUTIFUL WAY
The place to learn everything about Montessori@Home in easy-to-follow, simple steps for busy parents like you.
Whether you are brand new to Montessori or have been using Montessori for a while, you will come away with practical ideas you can try today and use in your daily life.
* Want some peace and calm in your home?
* To get rid of the clutter and set up beautiful spaces?
* Get your kids to co-operate?
* Involve your kids in daily life by applying Montessori principles?
* And raise curious, creative and responsible human beings?
Where to start with Montessori @ home
The Montessori approach is not only an educational approach to be used in schools. You can apply these principles at home, even if your child won’t go to a Montessori school.
Here are 10 things you can try at home to apply Montessori principles at home.
1. Slow down — plan less, explore life with your child at a slow pace, and allow time for movement, conversation and gaining cooperation.
2. Respect the child — speak and listen to your child as you would to an adult.
3. Hands on learning — provide concrete experiences for them to make discoveries by themselves, ask a neighbor or expert, do an experiment etc.
4. Follow the child — ask ourselves, “what are they interested in right now and how can I provide opportunities to follow this interest?”
5. Include them in daily life — young children like to be involved in food preparation, setting the table, cleaning, doing laundry, doing the shopping and more.
6. See things from the child’s perspective — to understand our child’s behavior and acknowledge their feelings.
7. Use alternatives to bribes, rewards and punishments — move from extrinsic motivators to ways to work with your child and solve problems together; instead of time out, we help them calm down, then make amends. Nurture inner motivation.
8. Observe objectively rather than making assumptions or judgments — look how they move, the communication they make, the activities they are working to master, their social interactions, and how they eat/sleep.
9. Be the guide — we are the adult guiding them, give as much help as needed and as little as possible rather than being their bossor/ being their servant .
10. Prepare ourselves — to look after ourselves to have patience, to fill our own bucket, to understand our own triggers, and find ways to come back to calm when needed.
Set up Montessori@Home
To start using Montessori at home, we can set up our home to make the home more accessible and inviting to your child. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Child-sized furniture and tools — look for table and chairs where your child’s feet sit flat on the ground. Find where small tools like a watering can, mop, broom and dustpan are available.
2. Set things up for the child to be independent — make things accessible for the child , have cleaning things ready for them to use, and use trays and baskets to arrange activities so they can manage by themselves
3. See the world from the child’s eyes — sit on the floor to see how attractive the space is from their height and include plants and artwork at their height
4. Less is more — have fewer well-selected activities and remove clutter; put in a box anything they aren’t playing with anymore and store it
5. Store and rotate — store most of the activities. leave out just a few favorites, and we can change them when our child loses interest.
Try some Montessori-style activities
It’s fun to try some Montessori-style activities at home. I love how they are hands-on, build concentration, scaffold skills as they master activities, and how they address the needs of the whole child basically encouraging children to be curious learners and explore the world around them.
1. Music and movement — dancing, singing, banging/shaking instruments, running, skipping, climbing, swinging, biking.
2. Language — books, rich language in daily life, baskets of classified objects with cards.
3. Art and craft — scribbling, painting, cutting, gluing, sewing, clay, stamping.
4. Practical life — preparing snack, helping prepare meals, cleaning, baking, watering and care of plants, gardening, making the bed, helping with laundry.
5. Eye-hand coordination — threading, sorting etc.
we are happy to announce Montessori@Home kits based on Montessori principles so that children won’t miss their schools and you can arrange a school like prepared environment in your house and explore together. This helps to have strong bonding with your child and be a guide for them in their journey.
MATERIAL LIST(2-4 yrs)
|3||LONG STRIPS &Number STRIPS|
|4||SECONDARY COLORS TABS|
|5||KNOBLESS CYLINDERS - A|
|6||KNOBLESS CYLINDERS - B|
|10||SANDPAPER NUMBER CUTOUTS|
|13||SKITTLES 100 NOS|
|14||SANDPAPER CURSIVE CUTOUTS|
|1||GEO CABINET COINS|
|2||GEO CABINET CHARTS|
|11||PHONOGRAMS CURSIVE CUTOUTS|
|12||SENTENCE BOX COINS|
|13||KANNADA /HINDI SANDPAPER CUTOUTS|
|1||ADDITION CHART-5 NOS|
|2||SUBTRACTION CHARTS-3 NOS|
|3||MULTIPLICATION CHARTS-5 NOS|
|4||DIVISION CHARTS-4 NOS|
|9||COLOR BEADS 1-9 (5 SETS)|
|10||GOLDEN BEADS-25 NOS|
|12||FRACTION CONTROL CHART|
|13||PICTURE SERIES -2 NOS|
|14||CONTROL CHARTS FOR BOTANY AND ZOOLOGY PUZZLES-6NOS|
|15||LIFE STORY FRIEZE - 2 NOS|