Support Circle Focus: How to do Montessori at Home
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In our Focus pieces, we take a closer look at a topic we think will help you. If you are in the Toddler and preschooler stage, you may find our Support Circle content Toddlerhood to School Days useful.
Did you know Totter + Tumble playmats are created with a Montessori approach? Designed to be subtle in the family home but also subtle within play, a major Montessori principle. Our simple, one piece floor mats help to put the focus on the toys or activity in front of little ones, while the memory foam underneath supports, much like a Montessori work mat.
If you want to implement a Montessori approach at home, here are our favourite resources available to support and inspire playtime and beyond.
Lovevery create play kits are designed by child development experts and cater to babies' and toddlers' age and stage. Built to last, they reduce toy waste, ensure your shelves aren't bursting and can be passed on to friends or future siblings as little ones grow out of them. You can choose to subscribe to a play plan too, so a new bundle, perfect for your little ones stage, arrives at your front door at the right time.
Carine from Montessori Family has been running a Montessori based parent + toddler group and coaching families for 9 years, supporting parents who want to implement Montessori at home through products such as subscription boxes, courses and coaching. Her Montessori For Families UK facebook group boasts over 23000 parents worldwide and her Instagram feed shares tips you’ll love, such as ‘How to spot Montessori treasures at bootsales.’
From the author of The Montessori Baby and The Montessori Toddler, Simone Davies brings Montessori into your daily life via her book shelf favourites. In addition to her invaluable reads, Simone also has accessible, online courses to inspire and support, including an ‘Introduction to Montessori’ and ‘Setting up your home Montessori style’ as well as running a beautiful playgroup in Amsterdam.
Tiny Earth Toys allow you to rent your toys to reduce your clutter, while also saving money and being sustainable. Like a toy rotation but without the boxes stored away in your home, Tiny Earth Toys save families on average $900+ and divert 60+ pounds of waste per year. For your own home or a loved one, you can subscribe to 4, 6 or 12 months worth of toy refresh.
The Hapa Family create content for busy, Montessori-orientated parents. Practical tips and advice are captured in easily digestible YouTube content, ranging from activities for babies, through to a shelf set up guide. Ashley is an inspiring advocate for motherhood and Montessori.
Wood and Hearts create high-quality, safe Montessori furniture designed to provide little ones with freedom to explore in the home. Built to last a children and designed for 8 months to 8 years, products include the Climbing Triangle, Helper Tower and Book Display Shelf.
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