I’m so energized to be talking about mistakes to avoid with Montessori because it’s one that almost all of us go through as we start our Montessori journeys!
During this session of Montessori Mondays with Holly, we talked about 3 big mistakes to avoid when practicing Montessori. Watch the show above and click here to join the Facebook group.
Have you ever thought to yourself….
I can’t do Montessori it’s too expensive? My home isn’t Insta fabulous so there is no way I can have a Montessori home. Or maybe you’ve thought Woah there is way too much to learn. Or even I’ll never be able to do this at home with my kids?
Welp today we are here to help you myth bust each of those big mistakes you can make with Montessori.
While yes there are some absolutely beautiful Montessori materials out there none of them are actually required to practice Montessori at home with your 0-3-year-old.
Firstly this is because you could practice the Montessori principles and mindsets without actually purchasing any new materials. If you simply get rid of contradicting toys at home and focus on things such as freedom of choice, respect for the child, and following your child’s lead you will be on the right track.
Mind over matter as they say! You might not think these small mindset changes will be that effective but you couldn’t be more wrong.
Last week I talked about how our children are in their absorbent minds from 0-6 and everything we do with our children now is going to have a long-lasting impression on them. If you haven’t watched last week’s LIVE show go back and check it out!
So as we go forward I want you to 100% be clear that Montessori is not JUST about the materials. It’s more largely about the mindsets and the relationships we have with our children, how we treat them at this young age, and how that forms who they become as adults.
Now that you know this say it with me, I CAN do Montessori!
In the 4 days to a Montessori home challenge, this is exactly what our aim is. We want to help as many parents and carers as possible to get started so there are no requirements to join. You don’t have to be a stay-at-home mom, you don’t have to be loaded, you don’t even have to be sending your child to a Montessori program.
All you have to do is make some small changes to your mindsets and home and viola you are giving your child the gift of a Montessori home.
Let’s just get something out in the open now, you don’t need a Pinterest perfect set up to make Montessori a reality in your home.
Please, by all means, go all out if you’d like I love looking at all sorts of different inspiration on Insta but real-life Montessori doesn’t always happen as it looks in the pictures.
There’s a difference between real-life Montessori and insta worthy setups. There’s a difference between Montessori at home and Montessori in a classroom as well.
So remember when you are looking for that inspiration don’t let yourself get caught up in aesthetics. Because while Maria Montessori was an advocate for beautiful spaces for our children she didn’t mean we needed to set up a studio and break the bank for it.
If you’re still struggling with your Montessori home set up I highly encourage you to join us for the Montessori challenge because we focus on exactly that, making a few small changes to get your main living space set up for Montessori.
Many of us, myself included, end up getting too far ahead of ourselves and end up getting overwhelmed. Yes, a big beautiful living room for your whole family to share is amazing but as the saying goes, they didn’t build Rome in a day. Take it one step at a time.
What’s that one step you ask? Declutter!
One of the best ways to bring something new into your life is to get rid of the old. Clear out space to make room for the new, this includes clearing space for new mindsets like the ones I mentioned earlier!
I know it’s easy for me to say oh just go declutter your home but I know in reality it’s much tricker BUT that’s why I created the 4 simple action steps that I teach in the 4-day challenge!
During the 4 day challenge, we work on both the physical decluttering of your main living space and the mental decluttering.
Be honest with me, how long has “declutter” been on your to-do list?
Let’s do this together with thousands of other parents and carers who are doing the exact same thing!
So if you are ready to learn more about a Montessori and provide your child with a beautiful Montessori prepared environment at home I would love to invite you to join us for our 4 Days To A Montessori Home Challenge.
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Are you making any of these common Montessori mistakes? Tell us in the comments! Also, be sure to join us for the Montessori home challenge!
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