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Montessori Babies

Montessori is a way of life that begins at birth. Montessori from birth is an amazing and transformative journey. Below you can find our Montessori baby pages organized roughly by month so you can follow our journey of using Montessori from t0e start. Each page has Montessori information about babies at that month and a look at what our Montessori babies were up to at that age. 


When looking through these lists of articles, please remember that one of the most important parts of Montessori is to follow the child. Your child may not align perfectly with mine. Your child's interests may be completely different. Or they may be similar. Either is perfect. Trust your child, not this timeline! This is not meant to be a curriculum to follow just one family's example.

Planning For Baby

Click here for articles about pregnancy and preparing for a baby.

Newborn

Click here for articles on newborns from birth to one-month old. 

One-Month-Old

Click here for articles on babies from one-month to two-months-old.

Two-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from two-months-old to three-months-old. 

Three-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from three-months-old to four-months-old. 

Four-Months-Old 

Click here for articles on babies from four-months-old to five-months-old. 

Five-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from five-months-old to six-months-old. 

Six-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from six-months-old to seven-months-old. 

Seven-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from seven-months-old to eight-months-old. 

Eight-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from eight-months-old to nine-months-old. 

Nine-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from nine-months-old to ten-months-old. 

Ten-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from ten-months-old to eleven-months-old. 

Eleven-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from eleven-months-old to twelve-months-old. 

Twelve-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies at twelve-months-old. 


If you would rather browse articles week by week, here is a list for you!

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*Please note that Theodore is still an infant and this list will be updated as he grows


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The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2019

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure!

2019 UPDATE: This post has been updated to include a variety of brands and new product finds! Just a reminder that no one child will be interested in all of this or needs all of this. These toys are just here to spark ideas and give you a feeling for some Montessori-friendly options available! 


So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 


First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created to…

Which Open-Ended Toys are "Worth it?"

As a Montessori parent, I try to provide a mix of materials in our home to engage my kids! That work that will spark joy, concentration, and repetition. It's not always an easy task, as Maria Montessori said, "Life is mysterious...only the choice of life can choose the work that the child truly needs. Therefore, the teacher respects this mysterious process and knows to wait with faith." So, there does sometimes feel like there is a bit of trial and error when it comes to choosing materials that your children need. 

For us, the right balance is easier to find when I spend time deeply observing my children. Watching their interests, sitting on my hands if I have to, letting them struggle a little with things, and letting them get bored. And what I have personally found is that here at home, a combination of open ended materials and more structured work have been the right balance. Open ended toys wouldn't necessarily be found in a Montessori classroom, but they are perf…

A Montessori Approach to Purging Your Toys

Becoming a Montessori family has been life changing in so many ways, most obviously with the amount and type of materials we use in our home. Once you see why having so many toys is a problem, or when you make the decision to move towards Montessori, it can be completely overwhelming. But, taking a Montessori approach to purging your toys is possible! And, it doesn't exactly mean that you have to throw away everything you have and start over with only expensive wooden toys. It will mean taking a hard look at what you have and whether it really fits with Montessori.


One note, however, Montessori is at its core about following your child's own path and respecting your child as a whole person. So, if your child has a toy, lovey, book, or whatever that your child super loves or is super attached to, but it doesn't fit Montessori ideals, don't take it away. Follow your child, that is more Montessori than whether or not you own some specific consumer product. 
How to Purge You…