Ten Tips for
Integrating Montessori Methods in Your Home
Take the time to observe your child’s needs and interests and let him direct the activity at
hand. You will be astounded at how naturally your child will take the lead when learning is
channeled in the right direction.
Once your child has chosen a particular activity, feel free to demonstrate it to help get
your child started and minimize any possible frustration.
Allow your child freedom of movement throughout his environment, including the ability to
explore both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Give your child as many opportunities for hands-on learning as possible and try to avoid
introducing more abstract concepts, which are more appropriate for later education.
Design your child’s environment to be orderly and attractive to help him develop a sense of
mastery and organization.
Emphasize practical life skills and sensory activities, such as teeth brushing, plant
watering, meal preparation, and using manners. These activities can help children improve
their concentration, coordination, and independence and prepare them for new academic
challenges down the road.
Provide ample materials and real tools whenever possible, and place them on trays and
baskets on low shelves, giving your child the opportunity to choose his own activities
without relying on adult guidance.
Resist the urge to interrupt your child while he is working to help him develop his ability
to concentrate. Avoid relying on arbitrary competitions, rewards and punishments as your
child will feel a sense of satisfaction just from completing the activity successfully.
Give your child choices as often as possible, allowing him to be part of the decision-making
process. This helps him feel like he is an important and contributing member of the family.
Always remember the words of Dr. Maria Montessori: “Never help a child with a task at which
he feels he can succeed.” Bringing Montessori teaching methods into your home will help
create a more independent, curious child who feels safe to act on his natural inclination to
explore his surroundings. This love of learning will inspire your child not only as he
transitions from home to the classroom and home again, but as he matures and develops in
later years. And you will undoubtedly feel a sense of fulfillment in watching your child
achieve important milestones right under your own roof!
We believe in educating and inspiring children to achieve their maximum potential as future
global citizens. We make the most of their formative learning years by fostering their curious
minds with expertise and care.