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Montessori Home

Montessori is not just found in classrooms around the world, but also in homes. It is the goal of Montessori to create a prepared environment where a child's physical, psychic and developmental needs are met. We can do this in many ways, but our child must remain that the center of our approach.
"The child has a different relation to his environment from ours... the child absorbs it.  The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul.  He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his ears hear." Maria Montessori
No two Montessori homes will look the exact same. And, there are no hard and fast rules for creating a Montessori space. But, there are guiding principals to keep in mind as you create your space. Here are some posts that may help you along the way!

Resources, information, and inspiration to create a Montessori home.

Creating Your Montessori Home

Our Montessori Home Room Tours 

Need inspiration to create your Montessori home? Check our Our Montessori Home Room Tour page! You'll find tours of rooms in our home through the years.

Resources, information, and inspiration to create a Montessori home.

Other Inspiration

Here is some other inspiration for you as your create your Montessori home!

Homeschool Classroom

For a time we were homeschooling, using a Montessori inspired approach. If you are interested in homeschooling, or are homeschooling, take a look at all our homeschooling spaces here:

Resources, information, and inspiration to create a Montessori home.

Looking for other Montessori resources? Don't miss our Montessori Page, for all things Montessori!
Resources, information, and inspiration to create a Montessori home.

Updated May 2017 -- this page will be updated as relevant posts are written. 

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2020

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! 2020 UPDATE: This list is updated for another year! Enjoy a variety of Montessori friendly finds from both major retailers and smaller shops!  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 toys, but only works for classroom settings. While there are many works that I recommend for home school use, you won't find these

Sensitive Periods from Birth to 6 - A Chart and Guide

Dr. Maria Montessori spent her life observing, studying, and writing about children. During her lifetime of work she discovered that young children move through a series of special times when they are particularly attracted to specific developmental needs and interests. She called these times, sensitive periods. During the sensitive period, children learn skills related to the sensitive period with ease. They don't tire of that work, but seek it, crave it and need it. When the sensitive period passes, this intense desire is gone, never to return.  That doesn't mean the skill is lost forever once the sensitive period is over. Instead, it just means that it will take a more conscious effort to learn. As Dr. Montessori explains,  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. "A child learns to adjust himself and make acquisitions in his sensitive periods. These are like a beam that lights interiorly a battery that furnishes energy. It is this sensibility which enables

Our Kids' Montessori Gift Lists 2020

With the holiday season upon us we've been making lists and gathering gifts for the Kavanaugh children. It's always a fun process of observing my children, seeing what they would really be interested in and making some decisions based on what I see. This year is different because I'm also making decisions knowing that we are looking at a very long and quiet winter ahead. So that's influencing the amount I will buy and the specific choices I will/have made.  Henry and Nora are also at the point, being into the second plane of development, where they heavily influence the items on the list and what is ultimately purchased. So, you'll see that while Montessori influences what I will purchase and what goes on their list, so does their own preferences and personality.  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.  Theodore Teddy is 14-months-old right now and as the fourth baby, we have so many toddler things. But, there are a few things I've still found tha