Designs for Montessori at home are widely available for young children. But where do you start if your children are older than 6? Start here.
Show and tell might be helpful for sharing at circle time, but when it comes to young children the show is much more important than the tell. I bet you've already experienced the power of showing your child something, like that time your toddler said "that phrase you don't say in public" when she dropped her plate.
Here's how you can purposefully show a skill to your young child, step by step.
In Montessori, we use life skills (practical life) to build functional and mental independence, confidence, and responsibility. These “soft skills” aren’t a joke or fluff. They are absolutely necessary for becoming a responsible adult who can take care of herself and others. Here's how you can do this at home: