When you start reading through the work of Dr. Maria Montessori – founder of the Montessori Method – you’ll find a treasure trove of inspiring, uplifting quotes.
While these quotes are based on education, I find them applicable to many aspects of parenting – and life more broadly.
As parents, we all want our children to have the best education and development possible. The Montessori method is an educational pedagogy that has been adapted and applied to the home environment in recent years. With its focus on hands-on, child-led learning, the ideas behind the Montessori method translate well to the home environment, and as such may parents are seeking ways to support the use of the philosophy at home.
As a mom who’s always on the lookout for practical and versatile baby products, when I first found the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair I was obsessed! The design totally sucked me in but it’s the flexibility that really sold me.
This Montessori-aligned high chair has been a game-changer for our family, especially when it came to baby-led weaning.
Providing our little ones with quality education right from their pre-school days involves making an informed choice of the early childhood education approach suitable for them. For many of us, this means researching educational philosophies and narrowing them down to those that are the right fit for our family. In this article, we compare two popular and effective approaches; the Montessori method and Reggio Emilia approach.
“A sensitive period refers to a special sensitivity which a creature acquires in its infantile state, while it is still in a process of evolution.” Dr. Maria Montessori refers to a temporary interest that typically appears in a child’s first six years (the first of the Montessori stages of development).