I’m aware that many of you have felt completely befuddled and overwhelmed by this subject.
Many people are interested in purchasing Montessori items, but you are unsure of which products to purchase first.
My goal is to assist you by providing you with some recommendations, rather than telling you exactly what you should buy.
So come in and obtain these three leading pointers that will help you gain more clarity on what you should buy without feeling so lost in the process.
You will undoubtedly be able to narrow down all of the fantastic possibilities available to you.
If you are looking to building a centered, organized Montessori Guide in yourself, nurture happy, normalized children and want to create smooth, successful Montessori days, then you are in the right place!
Let me know in comments what you know about this topic, what you have applied, what you have tried that worked, what you have tried that didn’t work and if you have any questions as we get into this training.
What happens when I don’t know what Montessori Materials to buy?
Do you need help knowing where to turn when it comes to getting the right Montessori materials for your children right here, right now?
I’m here to help!
As you watch or listen to this training, know that you will be able to get more information than what is included in this blog post.
I really want to encourage you to take the time to watch or listen and take notes.
This will be helpful to you now and in the future.
#1 Consider the children’s ages
In the Montessori Curriculum 3-6, you take into account not only the children’s chronological ages, but also their emotional ages as well as the Sensitive Periods that they are currently experiencing.
You must pay close attention to them and keep an open mind.
During this time period, youngsters will demonstrate their interest in whatever they are doing.
This will serve as a significant clue for you in order to enhance learning for them.
Whether you are considering this for your homeschooling days or your Montessori setting, you will notice a significant improvement in your mood once you have the proper supplies.
One of the most important clues for you is to figure out their ages (chronologically, etc.) so that you can figure out the common sense order in which to get the materials.
Consider the example of sandpaper letters.
You could either buy materials to teach children to read and write, or you could buy sandpaper letters so that youngsters can first learn the names of the letters, their sounds, and their shapes, before learning to read and write.
Isn’t that just common sense?
#2 Consider what you want to focus on
In addition to the children’s Montessori Sensitive Periods, you must consider the subjects they will be studying.
There are two subjects in particular that are unique and specific to the Montessori Philosophy: mathematics and science.
Practical Life and Sensorial are the two subjects covered in this course.
The other subjects are the same as they are in traditional schools, despite the fact that the courses are taught in completely different ways in the traditional schools.
A young child must be taught to handle little objects in order to improve their fine motor abilities as they grow older.
This is exactly what the Practical Life Montessori task list will accomplish, among other things, by encouraging independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem in the children.
The Sensorial topic ties children’s thoughts to their bodies, allowing them to become more aware of their own needs and wants, as well as how to communicate those needs and wants to their parents.
So, once you’ve decided whether you want to concentrate solely on following Montessori in Practical Life and Sensorial or if you want to follow Montessori in all disciplines, you’ll need to purchase resources that follow common sense in terms of organizational structure.
#3 Consider your budget (financially and space-wise)
When it comes to a Montessori homeschool plan or a Montessori school calendar, you have some general goals in mind but no specifics in mind.
Original Montessori Materials of high quality are required for proper Montessori practice.
However, if you are working with a restricted budget and available area, you may want to examine other alternatives.
DIY (do it yourself) and Montessori inspired printable alternatives are among the available possibilities.
Overall, youngsters are gaining knowledge and understanding.
Continue reading to learn more about how to obtain some fantastic Montessori printables as well as a list of genuine Montessori supplies!
Montessori Material Recommendations
HERE ARE THE RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
If you are interested in getting exactly what you need for your Montessori environment, then you will love this FREE PDF download.
It is a list with over 50 quality Montessori Materials ideas from Montessori Basic Essentials to an entire page dedicated to each Montessori subject.
These include: Practical Life, Montessori Sensorial materials, Math, Language Arts, Science, Culture, Art and Music.
It is a free printable holiday gift guide, in case you needed gift ideas, but in reality, you can use this list anytime because the items listed as suggestions are not seasonal or holiday related.
You can follow it to set up any early childhood Montessori classroom, including Montessori at home.
The links are clickable to learn more about each Montessori Materials list if you open the PDF file on your computer and click on the images on the pages.
Learn more HERE or get the list directly now below.
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