Welcome to the start of a new school year! I have been busy preparing the classroom with my lead teacher.
So far, I feel reasonably confident but I still have a lot of questions. These questions alas can’t be answered until I start meeting parents and getting to know the children.
I figure many parents will have questions about Montessori generally and how to integrate Montessori philosophy and living in their home with their children.
Please see my post on Montessori Books for Parents for an extensive list of literature. Montessori does not stop at classroom walls. Montessori extends far beyond the classroom into homes and the “real world”. Here are a few suggestions for parents:
Back to School Gifts for Montessori Parents
The Director of my school opened the school year with employees reading a passage from this book. I kept thinking “if only the parents could hear and be inspired by these words.”
A simple, beautiful book written by one of my favorite Montessori authors, Aline Wolf.
Just for fun! How could I resist?
A definite book to recommend to parents seeking to bring Montessori into their home.
Another gem to offer as a resource to parents.
Allowing a child the freedom to do things for himself and to contribute is a guiding principle. Help parents understand what it takes to help their child be independent.
Say no to plastic and bring in the glass! My boys love these reasonably priced glasses from Montessori Services. A perfect first set!
Give a child the opportunity to participate in food preparation with these peelers.
Kid-sized furniture is always a plus.
Children can assist in departing and returning from home simply by placing a coat rack within their reach.
Great for so many things in the home.
Beautiful materials that children love and learn from.
My sons love these blocks. Perfect for a window sill.
Get children involved in the kitchen!
Fun to draw and create with, plus works fine motor skills.
A great tool for sensory play and practical life works in the home.
Help a child feel in control of their existence and you will breed confidence and self-esteem.
Light Switch ExtenderThis light switch extender is amazing! Help kids take care of themselves!