I have enjoyed following Amorette @french.family.montessori on Instagram. So I was delighted when she agreed to do an interview for the blog. If you've ever wondered "will Montessori work for my Autistic child?" or thought about homeschooling or twins, then you are going to love this interview. I love how Montessori families are so different, yet the underlying principles of Montessori can be applied in every family in their unique way. 1. Who lives in your home? Hubby. Myself … [Read more...] about Will Montessori work for my Autistic child?
Well it turns out that we love to talk about Montessori storage and toy rotation. Folks want to know where to put the things that we aren’t using and how to contain the chaos. I’ve tried a lot of options over the years, but I am finally at my dream storage solution and happy to share. What didn’t work so well… Back in 2008 in my first classroom I had one small storage cupboard and everything had to be carefully balanced on top of each other or the Jenga-like tower would fall. Which … [Read more...] about Montessori storage and toy rotation
I’m going to show you how I set up our new Montessori toddler classroom where I run parent-child classes here in Amsterdam. We moved in just 2 weeks ago in a weekend (not recommended!) and it took me two weeks to recover. But it already feels like the cosiest new home and I’m so grateful to all the families who have been so supportive and patient and open to trying something new. So let's get started… Planning the space I love using paper to play around with options for setting up … [Read more...] about Setting up a Montessori toddler classroom (and home)
I'm delighted to introduce you to Juli Williams and her family who I met via Instagram. She lives with her husband and two kids, a 6 year old girl and 4 year old boy. She describes herself as a minimalist, Latina, living in Florida, and simplifying Montessori education at home. I am sure you will be inspired - the photos exude joy in learning to me! And I love reading about how they incorporate their culture into their home. Read on... 1. How did you find out about Montessori?I found … [Read more...] about Let’s meet Juli Williams and her Montessori homeschooling family