Montessori at Home

Transform your rooms to complement the beautiful and orderly prepared environments that our child knows at school.

These resources, which we will update as we create or find more, will help you along the way.

Montessori Home Resources

The Prepared Environment

Montessorian Maren Schmidt shares her thoughts on how to create a more child-friendly home. Schmidt shares her insights and discoveries from crawling through her own home and navigating life at toddler level.

A preschool-aged child stirs a pot on a stove wearing small garden gloves, concentrating intensely.

From Greenspring Montessori in Baltimore, here's a great piece on how (and why) to involve your young child in work around the kitchen, with a great list of resources to help you get started.  

An infant sleeps on their stomach on a Montessori floor bed, a thin mattress directly on the floor of the nursery.

You don't need a crib - in fact, there's a better option more in line with Montessori's thinking and your child's well-being. If you're agonizing about whether or not this is the route your family should take, we recommend reading this post.

a still from the video: illustration of a a child juggling, another riding a bike, and a third playing a guitar

A former Stanford dean and author of How to Raise an Adult discusses the importance of letting your child pick themself back up again.

A photo from above of an adult steading a rolling pin that a toddler's hands are using the roll dough on a wood surface

A recent study of 3-to-6 year-olds shows that children would rather do something real than pretend to do it, and often prefer realistic play to fantasy play. A lot of our pedagogy is based on this fact, and it's something parents can benefit a great deal from remembering at home.