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Practicing Montessori Values at Home

So, you decided to put your child in Montessori school… That is great news! Montessori school is a wonderful way to help your child learn to be an independent learner. When they are in the classroom, they will quickly learn to be problem solvers and gain a sense of self-esteem that is beneficial to their growth. Though you are thrilled by all of the things they will accomplish at school, sometimes it is hard to determine how to carry out those same behaviors at home. Don’t worry, it is a learning experience for both parents and children alike, and it is very easy to accomplish.

Let Your Child Be Independent

It is so easy to do things for your children. It would be an understatement to say that life at home is chaotic when you have a family to care for. Pouring that cup of juice, gathering supplies for bath time and picking up toys yourself might be easier (and quicker), but in order to assure your child is benefitting fully from a Montessori education, it is important to let them be just as involved as you are. Let your child get the juice from the fridge, gather their bath supplies for the evening and put their toys away at the end of the night. They will feel confident and you will witness, first hand, just how independent they are learning to be!

Get Creative during Play Time

Instead of buying a bottle of pre-mixed bubbles at the store, let your child be a scientist for the day. Give them the soap, water and let them make their own bubbles for an afternoon of fun! This will show them that they are capable of creating things and have fun in the process. Let your child be fully involved in any craft or game that you take part in!

Montessori school is an excellent way to let your child evolve to their full potential. Though they are continuously learning during school hours, putting their knowledge to the test at home is just as important. Always be open to letting your child be independent, ask their teachers for advice, or seek out ideas from other parents about how you can help your child continue to grow. Letting your child be independent is key when carrying out Montessori values at home.

June 23rd, 2016

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