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.
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.
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.
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 former Stanford dean and author of How to Raise an Adult discusses the importance of letting your child pick themself back up again.
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.
A beautiful look at how the Montessori approach informs the home life of one family, from The Montessori Notebook.
From a Montessori teacher writing for Mother.ly, here's a great list of questions to ask your children to encourage them to solve problems, wherever they go.
A list of great and manageable ways to encourage your children through the process of solving problems for themselves (and to avoid taking experiences to learn from them).