What I got wrong about “follow the child”

“Follow the child” is at the heart of practicing Montessori. I remember when I first dove into reading about this, I kind of glazed over the child-led principle because it seemed self-explanatory, and I thought I had already been doing it. My approach to my first-born’s baby days were largely rooted in following his cues for feeding, sleeping; so it wasn’t like I had previously been in a rigid habit of parent-led. I had a tendency to follow my children already, I thought. Continue reading “What I got wrong about “follow the child””

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Why the prepared space at home matters so much, and so little

That Shelf Work Though

It is so easy to associate Montessori with one facet – the beautiful and meticulously prepared environment. While this is the most glorified aspect of Montessori, it is not the most impactful aspect.  Continue reading “Why the prepared space at home matters so much, and so little”