Practical Life Activities with a toddler and 5 year old.

In the Montessori teaching method, children are gradually introduced to practical life experiences through a highly-structured sequence of activities, designed to give the child the opportunity to practise each discrete skill. When practical activities are taught in this fashion there is a clear sequence of progression and the control of error ( which ensures that…

Montessori Homeschool Activities this week.

My planning for this week is available for free here. During homeschool this week we have been doing lots of mathematics activities and games with the number beads to make sure that each colour string is memorised. We have completed very simple activities for this which I know big A can complete independently since the…

Montessori Home-schooling with a 5 year old and a toddler.

In the last few weeks our homeschool has undergone quite a transformation. Inspired by the work of Dr Maria Montessori, we have undertaken the task of using her method as a vehicle for a homeschool curriculum. Montessori revolutionised the way in which children, between 3 and 6 years old, were educated-seeing them as whole, as…

Resourcing Home Education

Image that you were given a huge new project at work and expected to show outstanding performance in your given field; you’d rightly expect that extra funding would be in place, additional time allocated and perhaps extra staff assigned to the project. In short, you’d expect additional resources to be able to carry out that…