This podcast is all about the Montessori method.  I share my findings on the method, plus a video clip I shared a while back.

1.) responsibility (which is basically the kids learning self-discipline, caring for people around them, and engaging in social context),

2.) self-discipline, and

3.) concentration  (where kids have lengthy periods of study and exploration)

Benefits of the Montessori Method

  1. Students are part of a close, caring community.
  2. Montessori students develop order, concentration, independence, and coordination.  Self regulation is  a plus.
  3. Each child is valued and a unique individual.
  4. Children have freedom to discover and explore within limits.
  5. Students are supported in becoming a seeker of knowledge.
  6. Self correction and self assessment.

Design of Learning Materials

  • Manipulatives and objects
  • Objects are beautiful and made of polished woman, wicker, metal, fabrics
  • Materials are laid out in a particular order
  • Types of objects: dressing frames, rods, cylinders, flash cards, stacking blocks, binomial cubes

Montessori Organizations/Associations/Training

Places To Get Montessori Materials or Information:

Inexpensive or Free Montessori Resources

Montessori Information

Books about Montessori

  • The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
  • The Child in the Family by Maria Montessori
  • The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
  • What You Should Know About Your Child by Maria Montessori
  • 100 Child Development Tips by Heather Pederson
  • Montessori Read and Write: A Parents’ Guide to Literacy for Children, by Lynne Lawrence
  • Understanding the Human Being by Silvana Montanaro
  • Montessori Play and Learn by Lesley Britton

 Montessori Videos/Vloggers

Homeschool Montessori Bloggers

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About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and mompreneur who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. She currently runs two podcasts for homeschool moms and moms in business, writes songs, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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