Montessori at home: a week in pictures

With both my children in AMI-accredited schools in London, Montessori at home must be different from Montessori in school. I try not to have Montessori materials out as that might cause them to be bored with the same materials in school, but I very much follow the child and allow ample uninterrupted time for developing… Continue reading Montessori at home: a week in pictures

Supporting Your Child’s Explosion into Writing – without worksheets or “academics”

Dylan’s explosion into writing was an exciting thing to behold. I had trusted that one day he would discover it for himself, so he would have the joy of realising he could write. As with everything else, like self-feeding or toileting,  the child deserved to own the achievement of writing, not me. Shortly after his fourth… Continue reading Supporting Your Child’s Explosion into Writing – without worksheets or “academics”

How to take Practical Life to the next level

There was a period of time when I wondered why my children weren’t doing practical life, then I realised I was the obstacle! I was too concerned about spillage, mess and water wastage, and they caught on to my reluctance. My husband and I learnt these tips when we attended AMI’s Montessori in the Home… Continue reading How to take Practical Life to the next level

Gentle parenting tips to encourage your child to wear spectacles 

My daughter was diagnosed with an eye condition at 2.5 years old, and has to wear spectacles. E (not me!) can and should be in charge of her spectacles, so that she can experience responsibility and care of self at an age-appropriate level. Therefore, I don’t use stickers and rewards to motivate E to keep her glasses… Continue reading Gentle parenting tips to encourage your child to wear spectacles