Have you been tossing around the idea of practicing Montessori? Looking for ways to have a Montessori home with a toddler? In this post, I will go over the top 7 things you can do RIGHT NOW to practice Montessori with your toddler.
First, let me start by saying you don’t have to be a Montessori expert to provide a Montessori education for your child. Montessori can be overwhelming when you are first starting out but don’t let that detour you. Focus on the basics to start and go from there.
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Here are a few of the ways to start incorporating Montessori into your home today:
Stay away from the flashy plastic toys that will lose their attention in a few days.
This can be difficult when your child is trying to complete a task and you are in a hurry to do something. Try to give them the option to do practical tasks only when the time will allow as you don’t want to interrupt their concentration.
Observation of the child is the key to success when it comes to Montessori. Let your child take the led and follow them on their journey.
A child must have the freedom to explore the indoors and outdoors as well as the freedom to choose. Creating a freedom within limits will allow them to explore their world safely.
Show your child how it is done. Do not correct them. If they make a mistake show them again. There is no need to tell them they made a mistake just show them how to do it again.
Children want to learn. They want to learn the tasks that they see us do every day. Both practical and sensorial activities will allow your child to learn new tasks and grow their independence.
Creating a home with prepared environments will allow your child to build their concentration skills. It’s best to be orderly as not to distract or overwhelm the child’s concentrating mind.
The benefits of Montessori at home with your toddler are lifelong. They will develop confidence in their abilities while developing gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and language skills. And of course, the number one benefit of a Montessori home with a toddler, independence.
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Have you started to do any of these practices in your home? What is your favorite reason for practicing Montessori? Let me know in the comments what you’re up to in your Montessori home with a toddler.
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