HOW TO HAVE A MONTESSORI HOME WITH A TODDLER

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.

 

 

If you’re looking for a step by step guide to help you with your journey into Montessori you’ll love the eBook, A Montessori Inspired Life.

In this eBook you’ll find:

  • Age-Appropriate Practical Life Checklists
  • Age Appropriate Material Lists
  • Over 30+ Printable Activities
  • The Montessori Mindsets
  • Room By Room Assessments For Preparing Your Environment

If this sounds like something you are interested in click the image below to learn more about this guide to Montessori in your home.A Montessori Inspire Life eBook.

 

Here are a few of the ways to start incorporating Montessori into your home today:

 

HOW TO HAVE A MONTESSORI HOME WITH A TODDLER

 

1. Natural Materials

Stay away from the flashy plastic toys that will lose their attention in a few days.

2. Patience

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.

3. Follow Your Child’s Lead

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.

4. Freedom of Choice and Movement

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.

5. Teach by Modeling

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.

6. Practical Life Skills

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.

7. Prepared Environments

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.

Be sure to check out A Montessori Inspired Life eBook for a complete age-appropriate guide to Montessori with your young toddler. If you are ready to commit to a Montessori way of life click the image below to find out how to get the eBook sent straight to you!

 

A Montessori Inspired Life eBook

 

 

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.

 

Holly

Holly is an education consultant for modern-day moms, using step by step guides to bring Montessori into more homes. Holly blogs at This Toddler Life where she shares her love for Montessori. When Holly isn’t helping other moms she’s spending time with her family. Their love of nature and travel takes them on many adventures around the world.

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