How to Incorporate the Montessori Method into Your Home

08, Mar 2022

The Montessori Method was originally developed and tested in a classroom setting. Today, over 100 years later, there are classrooms around the world that implement the Montessori Method. Over time, it has become clear that the Montessori Philosophy can become a way of life and be implemented beyond the classroom. You can incorporate the Montessori Method into your home and extend the benefits of the Montessori way of life beyond the classroom. A few basic tips will help you get started on this process.

Learn the ins and outs of the Montessori Method for yourself

If you want to incorporate the Montessori Method into your home, you will have to learn the ins and outs of the Montessori Method for yourself. You likely understand some of the basics of the Montessori Method from observing classes when you were searching for the right school for your child. If your child currently goes to a Montessori program, you probably have an understanding of the setup of the classroom, role of the teacher, and focus of the lesson plans. You will need to deepen your knowledge of the Montessori Method in order to incorporate it into your home. The good news is that it is not complicated to incorporate the Montessori Method in your home. For example, the practical life activities that are part of early education in the Montessori Method can be seamlessly integrated into your home. You can explore some of the resources available in the Fountainhead Montessori School Parent Library online to learn more about the Montessori Method.

Keep it simple

An important piece of advice for incorporating the Montessori Method into your home is to keep it simple. You do not need to transform one of the rooms in your house in a Montessori classroom. You can start small by looking for ways to naturally include the Montessori Method in daily life. The Montessori Method puts an emphasis on hands-on learning. The kitchen is a great place to start incorporating the Montessori Method. Practical life activities like sweeping, organizing, and washing hands can be practiced daily in the kitchen. You can also help your child practice math skills by letting him or her participate in cooking. Once you start to understand the viewpoint of the Montessori Philosophy, you will find that there are opportunities all around you to incorporate the Montessori Method in your home without making drastic changes to your house.

Incorporating the Montessori Method into your home is a way to support the learning your child does in the classroom. It can reinforce the idea that learning can happen anywhere and help your child develop into a life-long learner. As you learn more and more about the Montessori Method, it will become easier to make it part of your everyday life.

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