Montessori at 5-Years-Old

5-years-old is a big year for a lot of children! It often marks the start of the last year of Children's House for students, a switch to being the oldest child in the class. There's more responsibility, leadership, and deeper questions.  

"Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core." Maria Montessori

I do not have a ton of posts written about this age, Henry has some special needs which we have chosen not to address publicly at this time. These challenges make it difficult for him to participate in blog posts. Instead of forcing it, we follow his lead and feature him only when he is comfortable with it.

At Home

These posts contain information about Montessori at home at 5-years-old. 


At 5-years-old, Henry entered a Children's House at a Montessori public school and we stopped homeschooling. Therefore, I no longer created much Montessori-inspired work for him for home. I only created materials after an intense interest in something that I knew wasn't specifically addressed in his classroom.

These ideas are just what my child was doing at 5-years-old. Remember to always follow your own child, and his or her personal development when deciding what materials or activities are appropriate for your home.

Updated July 2017 -- This page will be updated as posts are written