Homeschooling your child is a big decision and a big time commitment. There are a variety of methods that can be used to set up your home school. The Montessori school of thought is just one of the methods available. How do you know if Montessori is right for you and your child? First, you should have a clear understanding of what Montessori means.
In a Montessori curriculum, activities are often self-motivated, allowing the child to choose what activities motivate them. The senses are often involved in Montessori activities in order to help children learn different skills using each of their five senses. Hands-on activities are encouraged and children often gain confidence and life skills. If Montessori sounds like a good fit for your family, an easy way to get started is to create a few projects that encourage concentration and independence
A classic memory game is a great place to start. All you need to make a set of memory cards is some business card paper. Each card needs an image on it, with a matching pair. The iClickn’Print design center has hundreds of clip art images to choose from. Create themed cards to peak your child’s interest. Animal cards make a fun variation of the game. If your child responds to the memory game, why not use poster board to make oversized placemats that teach your child the fundamentals of setting a table? Add images of a plate, fork and knife to the poster. The goal of the project is to develop life skills in your child at a young age to ensure they grow up to be strong independent adults.
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