We began our Montessori journey unintentionally 5 years ago when Bebop was a toddler. At the time we lived in an area where the only preschool options were full day programs that doubled as child care. It was way out of our budget. A few of our neighbors homeschooled, so I began looking into how to do preschool at home. Between blogs and books, I settled on the Montessori approach as the best fit for our family. Over time our short intentional “school” times have expanded to where Montessori is just part of how we parent and how our house runs.
Every year in October The Nester hosts a 31 day writing challenge. I have been planning to write about how we Montessori at Home for the better part of the last year. This summer I took an unplanned blogging break after my old laptop crashed. I think now is the best time to jump back into this blog writing daily about one of my favorite topics. Over the next month we’ll be talking about the pros and cons of applying the traditional Montessori method at home, the things that have become second nature and the things that just didn’t work.
I have most of the month planned, but there are still a few gaps in the schedule. Is there anything about Montessori method or how we implement it that you would like to know?