THE BASICS | Montessori Method Parenting Book
Montessori Method Parenting Book | Bringing Montessori Home | THE BASICS is the first in the series of books to help you understand and hopefully embrace the Montessori method, making it a part of you, your home and your family. Here, you will find the information that will help you start Montessori now no matter how small your space is or how limited the resources are. I will try to offer you glimpses of everything I have learned, even if briefly.
What’s in this Montessori Method Parenting Book:
I hope to share with you my passion for education, and what I have learned during our incredible homeschooling journey so that parents and educators can take advantage of the golden period of child’s Absorbent Mind. Before embracing the Montessori method, I had no idea about the significance of the first six years of life for early development. And why would I know, when compulsory education does not begin till the age of seven when most of the sensitive windows had closed already. In fact, from birth through approximately the age of six, children build a strong foundational blueprint for later academic mastery, cognitive strength, and effective social skills. Dr. Montessori called this period “The Absorbent Mind,” when young children have extraordinary abilities and experience a period of intense mental activity that allows them to absorb information from their environment quickly and without conscious effort. Little people are indeed like sponges!
So, Dr. Maria Montessori outlined these very specific windows of opportunity, which are magical pivotal periods, when children are biologically ready and receptive to acquiring a particular skill or ability – be it language, math, reading, etc. During such periods of exceptional sensitivity to specific stimuli, a child tends to produce spontaneous bouts of concentration and repetition, and they soak up specific concepts, knowledge, and information effortlessly, spontaneously, and with remarkable ease! However, these periods are fleeting, and most of them close by the time they are ready for ‘traditional schooling.’ And once the “window” is closed, it is closed forever and the same knowledge or skill must be learned the hard way – through mundane repetition and memorization.
Why Homeschool Montessori?
So, in my ebook, I outline these windows ~ SENSITIVE PERIODS ~ from birth till age six, as well as PLANES of DEVELOPMENT from birth till adulthood. You will also find a chapter on MONTESSORI BABY, with gross and fine motor development charts, language developmental milestones, Montessori mobile charts, and the significance of myelination. Moreover, I will be sharing WHY MONTESSORI and the beautiful goals of the Montessori Primary Program, which are achievable at home if you have been made aware of them! Furthermore, a chapter on MONTESSORI AT HOME will help you start the Montessori now, despite some of the limitations. Next, a chapter on WHAT MAKES MONTESSORI describes the five core components that are essential to the quality of Montessori implementation.
Notably, I am sharing our primary CURRICULUM outline reference guide, the order of lessons, and the age when they should be introduced, in my opinion. The curriculum outlines for each of the five areas of Montessori education in chapters 8 through 12 are PRACTICAL LIFE, SENSORIAL, LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICS, and CULTURAL & SCIENCE. Lastly, I will be sharing with you some insights about the POWER OF PLAY.
Why do you need this Montessori Method Parenting Book?
This current ebook the “BASICs” offers a lot of information for you to start. However, it is impossible to cover everything very extensively. To sum up, I am offering you pivotal information, presented in an organized manner with graphs and charts, about what I have learned during the six years of research, while devouring numerous books and resources, taking notes, organizing the key points, and creating outlines.
Most importantly, by bringing up my two children the Montessori way, I am sharing what has worked for us through our hands-on experience of learning by doing. Also, I am sharing which aspects of Montessori philosophy are the most useful so that parents and educators can bring Montessori home and not miss any magical critical windows of developmental sensitivity when children learn like sponges! I hope you will follow along and welcome from the heart this beautiful and wholesome method that centers on the CHILD “[a] human being to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” (Maria Montessori, MD.) And, deep in my heart, I hope to ignite the love of learning and make the educational process desirable and less daunting!
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle.
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INSTRUCTION to DOWNLOAD the iBook
STEP 1: connect to iCloud
STEP 3: After you purchase the book, you will see a DOWNLOAD LINK on your confirmation page (or your email confirmation will have that download link too). CLICK IT! There is NO PREVIEW available since it is in ePub format!
iPhone, it will look like a lot of unfamiliar symbols! DO NOT PANIC! On the TOP-RIGHT, there are 3 dots, CLICK OPEN WITH SAFARI. You will have a message pop up: “Do you want to download?” click DOWNLOAD! It will save it to your iCloud DOWNLOAD FOLDER.
iPad: after you clicked DOWNLOAD, you will have an option to OPEN IN FILES …. open in iCloud and save to iCloud DOWNLOADS. Then go to your Files, click on a ZIP file icon and click “Preview content” – on the top right, click “share” and SAVE TO FILES (that is how you un-zip) – save to iCloud Drive, click DONE – back. NOW, in your Files folder, you will have a UN-zipped version as well. Click the opened-orange-book icon and the book will open up in iBooks.
STEP 4: Make sure you have Files App (this is where your download will appear)
STEP 5: Open your FILEs, then go to your iCloud Download FOLDER and CLICK on a ZIP file ONCE! A NEW icon with an open-orange-book will appear NEXT to your zip-icon! Click on it and it will open the book in iBooks/Apple Books App
STEP 6: Please, note, I edited ALL pictures and table as WIDGETS so, you can click them once and they will appear as FULL screen and you can zoom on them.
The easiest way is to download it from your computer. In STEP (3) you will simply select the folder of your choice on your computer where to save the book. (Make sure you followed step 1 and 2 so that you have an App which will open the book and allow you to read it).
- iPhone screen turns black: lease note, at night/dim light, if night-screen is activated, the letters might show white on a black background. Just change your iPhone setting or go to the light!
- Printer option is not available: please note that you can NOT PRINT THE iBOOK! If you would like any charts/tables, please email me and I will send them to you for you to print. However, you can NOT PRINT the ENTIRE BOOK!
♡ Enriching the Mind one Heart at a time ♡