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Love these simple ideas for home Montessori activities covering shapes, senses, plants & animals.

Everything You Need to Know to Start Montessori-ing at Home

Last fall I was absolutely delighted when the lovely Kylie of How We Montessori agreed to write a four part series here on how to get started with Montessori principals at home.  We called the series Make Like a Montessori Mama and it was a huge success.


With each post Kylie provided detailed instructions on five new at-home activities, each revolving around a theme (food, animals, plants and shapes).  It was such a fabulous resource that I felt compelled to link up to the entire series while I’m away.


Everything You Need to Know to Start Montessori-ing at Home


Before we get to that though, be sure to check out Kylie’s new book Kids in the Kitchen, a step-by-step guide to cooking with kids 18 months to 9 years.  She kindly sent me a review copy and I think it’s a lovely guide to getting your kids involved in the kitchen from the very beginning.   

In it Kylie and her coauthor discuss how to set up your kitchen, skills to introduce, and recipes ranging from the very basic to cooking with heat.  It’s fully photographed, wonderfully designed but most of all very doable and approachable.

You can follow the links below for all of Kylie’s ideas on how to keep yourselves occupied until I return (with a shiny new site) in a few weeks.


Everything You Need to Know to Start Montessori-ing at Home

Part 1 – 5 Introductory Food Activities
Part 2 – 5 Introductory Plant Activities
Part 3 – 5 Introductory Animal Activities
Part 4 – 5 Introductory Shape Activities

Do you Montessori at home?  If so, what are some of your favorite activities?

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen Gagnon August 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for sharing! I’m always on the lookout for some fun, new, and educational activities to do with my little munchkins!


Anonymous August 15, 2012 at 2:11 am

my child finds activities interested. I will help him find kithen ingredients he can use to make something creative. It’s important to allow your child to make what they want so they feel they contribute thier own ideas.


SEA Mama August 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I love that the whole series is in one place! Thanks for the info.


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