Why choose Montessori education?
The hands-on practical life learning approach is appreciated by our family. Montessori education is not just a form of schooling, it is actually a way of living life. It embraces the the true learning capabilities of the child to care for themselves and for the adult to respect them as a person. To learn more, please visit “Let’s Define the Montessori Method.”
Montessori Resources that We Love:
- Montessori Print Shop (printables)
- Montessori Services
- Montessori By Mom (monthly kit)
- Brainy Kit (monthly kit)
- Allison’s Montessori (materials)
- Montessori Commons (theory)
- Royal Road to Reading
How we combine Christian homeschool and Montessori education?
This area of our home and this blog is a work in progress. Every morning we have worship as a family. I continue to explore ways to incorporate our Christian faith into our Montessori homeschool curriculum. I also try to incorporate the Montessori hands-on materials into Christian Bible lessons. Over the next year, our blog will share more and more Christian content and ideas for incorporating Christian and Montessori ideology together. One of my goals is to incorporate Charlotte Mason education and living books combined with Montessori materials and hands-on learning.
Christian Resources that We Love:
- SDA Homeschool (Adventist Curriculum Resources)
- Simply Charlotte Mason
- Ambleside Online
- Heart of Dakota
- My Father’s World
- Son Light Education
- Homeschool Creations
- Children Desiring God
- The Bible Story
- Your Morning Basket
- Bible Memory Games
- Godly Play
As a mother, I love to embrace and observe my children’s true learning styles. Mainstream public education doesn’t always allow for the child to be a child. I prefer hands-on learning and playing over worksheets and exams. I also want to incorporate Christian education into our schooling environment. I really enjoy staying home with my children and educating them. I find the research, activity planning, and teaching a joy. I want to spend as much time as possible with my children and homeschooling allows that opportunity for me. (I understand that not everyone has the option to stay home with their children, so this is not a statement of judgement.) These are some of the reasons why I have chosen to homeschool my children.
Homeschool Resources that We Love:
How do we live naturally in the suburbs?
- Daily Walks to the Park
- Square-Foot Gardening
- Organic Foods
- Removing Chemicals from our Home
Natural Resources that We Love:
- Tuft & Needle Mattress
- Young Living Essential Oils
What are our family’s goals?
- Natural Cleaning Products
- Move to the Country
- Small Farm/Gardening – Live off the Land
Our Favorite Blogs and Resources:
The Helpful Garden (awesome free printables for Montessori homeschool)