Want to explore the Montessori philosophy and learn more about what it means to be a Montessori family? Sandwich Montessori would love to share with you our TOP 10 Montessori resources! This list is an excellent resource for those who are looking for knowledge, inspiration, and guidance in the Montessori method, and for those looking to incorporate Montessori practices and ideas into their homes. The Montessori Method is a philosophy that respects the individuality of each child, and there is something here for everyone! We hope you enjoy reading some of our favorites….
1. THE KAVANAUGH REPORT
Nicole, mother to 3 and Montessori enthusiast, started The Kavanaugh Report in 2009. During this time, the Montessori method has become a central to their family values and lifestyle.
What started out as a way for Nicole to organize her toddler's activities has now permeated every aspect of her parenting and family life. Here you will find writings about the Kavanaughs’ Montessori journey and the Montessori method.
Nicole gives us glimpses into how she purposefully lives and strives to prepare her environment in such a way to make it easy for her children to be independent and learn as much as they can. Extremely inspiring!
2. HOW WE MONTESSORI
Want some ideas on how to bring Montessori in your home? Writer Kylie D’Alton is very passionate about how to do this, and it shows. Her son Otis was raised from birth the Montessori way and Kylie captured much of his development here on the blog. From the Munari to the weaning glass - it's all here! She includes great tips on how to set up Montessori spaces in your home, help foster independence, and incorporate Montessori into your child’s life.
3. THE MONTESSORI NOTEBOOK
Simone Davies has been working in Montessori education for nearly 15 years and is passionate about working with both children and their parents. In Amsterdam, she runs parent-child classes at Jacaranda Tree Montessori.
On her website, she helps families to answer their questions and help them get ideas to set up their homes too. She has some great ideas!
4. MONTESSORI NATURE
Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Montessori Teacher and creator of educational printables. She is passionate about all things Montessori and nature- respect, authenticity, diversity, unity, peace and hands-on explorations. Through her blog, Anastasia shares her passion, experience, and knowledge in regards to the Montessori method and her parenting moments. The majority of her printables are for children from the age of 0 – 5 covering a wide range of themes and topics – Art, Natural World, Geography, Science, and History.
5. MIDWEST MONTESSORI
Amy, James and their two children are a Montessori family. They believe that Montessori is more than a method of education - it is a way of life and it is one that they have adopted as our own. On Midwest Montessori, Amy shares how to incorporate Montessori ideas into the home as authentically as she can, and the family aspires to live a life filled with nature, movement, whole, natural foods, and music.
6. SHOW ME MONTESSORI
In this blog, Zuly adopts aspects of Montessori where she feels it best fits into her family life. She writes about their activities, lists what materials they use, and shares with you what Montessori brings them every day. With Show Me Montessori you are sure to find inspiration and ideas to implement with your children at home!
7. MONTESSORI ON MARS
Mars has been the lead teacher in several Montessori pre-school classes, teaching children from 2.5 to 6 years old for years. In 2010, Mars set-up and opened her own Montessori pre-school in a small community in the Philippines to let the children there "experience the Montessori difference". In Montessori on Mars you can find Montessori activities sorted by age, DIY’s, ideas for prepared environments and beautiful photography to inspire your Montessori journey at home.
8. LIVING MONTESSORI NOW
Deb Chitwood is a Montessori certified teacher for children ages 2½-5 years. She is an eclectic Montessorian who first began her teaching experience by setting up a Montessori-oriented classroom in a daycare center. Through her blog, Deb writes about using Montessori principles and methods in Montessori schools, traditional classrooms, home schools, parenting, and life in general. Living Montessori Now is a goldmine of information!
9. A LIFE SUSTAINED
A Life Sustained is a great example of how the best of Waldorf and Montessori practices can be mixed. Now that writer Courtney’s son is a toddler, her focus is on creating a home environment and family culture that encourages child-led investigations, open play, and a deep connection with nature. She has embraced elements from Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio approaches as well as principles from Attachment Parenting and mindfulness to custom make a blend of holistic education that works for her family.
10. MONTESSORI GUIDE
Montessori Guide is an online resource tool for Montessori practitioners to demonstrate what quality Montessori looks like. It has long been their intention to find innovative and unique ways to support those in their daily work to meet the needs of children. The Montessori Guide was created to inspire!
Don’t miss out on the benefits of Montessori for your child. Your child will gain unique learning experiences and big developmental strides.
Your child will gain confidence with custom, hands-on learning.
Your child can learn at their own pace, awakening their spirit, imagination, and passions.
Your child learns cooperation and community with multi-age classrooms.
Your child will develop a lifelong love of learning.
Your child will learn independence.
Your child will develop with the learning style that is best for them.