Welcome to Montessori From The Heart where I help parents follow the child, make learning enchanting, and uncover the magic of Montessori.
Hello, I am Anya, the founder of Montessori From The Heart, Esq. turned SAHM, a blogger, an author, and an educational coach. I help families, teachers, and educators to embark on an enchanting path of Montessori living by igniting the love of learning, espousing intrinsic motivation, and fostering independent thinking and creative problem-solving. I help parents utilize all the benefits of the pivotal sensitive developmental period from birth till age six while uncovering the magic of childhood.
“The unknown energy that can help humanity is that which lies hidden in 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.”Dr. Maria Montessori
An attorney by degree, I am an educator by heart! After discovering the Montessori way of life, I have embraced it wholeheartedly, raising and homeschooling two of my children, “the Montessori way.” Being passionate about little people, the Montessori method, and the love of learning, I respect and follow the child while offering a supportive and sufficiently stimulating prepared environment which spurs enthusiasm and hands-on exploration!
Over the last ten years, I have dedicated my life to “following the child” and observing what aspect of the Montessori method works best depending on the child’s unique inclinations, aptitudes, and learning styles. I have been working with many families and educators worldwide to help uncover the untapped childhood potential and make learning enchanting.
The Ultimate Goal
My goal is to introduce the Montessori homeschool education model to parents, bringing Montessori to any home, despite the size or resource limitations. Montessori is the way of life, and all you have to do is embrace it and live it! Anyone can do it!
What Is Montessori
Montessori Method of education is a CHILD-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time-tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world. It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.
Do fears hold you back? What about doubt, uncertainty, or the feeling of overwhelming transformation that seems unachievable and even less doable?
Well, let me tell you! There is nothing you cannot do if you set your heart to it!
|Instead of …||Say this …|
|I don’t know enough.||I can learn!|
|Montessori materials are pricy.||But there are a lot of DIY options.|
|I don’t have time!||But I find time to do things that are important!|
|I am afraid that I am not qualified.||I do not need to be certified to teach my child! I have a desire to do it and I will do it!|
|I don’t have space or a room for this!||I have a shelf. (Choose low to the ground and wide.)|
|I am afraid to fail!||I will not fail! No one knows my child better than I do!|
I am not enough … YOU are enough!
No one knows your child better than you do! And during the Absorbent Mind plane, they need YOU and a thoughtfully prepared ENVIRONMENT where they can thrive, absorb, incarnate and grow to their fullest potentials!!
Please, do not let fears or uncertainty hold you back! I hope to inspire you to embark on this beautiful child-centered journey where we can respect, follow and help develop the whole child! By ‘following’ your child’s developmental needs, inclinations, interests, and progress, we can help a child unfold intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Ignite The Love of Learning
Also, by preparing a sufficiently stimulating, as opposed to overstimulating, caring, and peaceful environment, we will help cultivate the joy of learning. So, let’s partner together to empower a child to be responsible, independent, respectful, confident, and intellectually curious independent thinker and creative problem-solver!
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eBOOK | THE BASICS Bringing Montessori Home
“Our work is not to teach, but to HELP the absorbent mind in its work of development. How marvelous it would be if by our help, if by an intelligent treatment of the child, if by understanding the needs of his physical life and by feeding his intellect, we could prolong the period of functioning of the absorbent mind!”
My Montessori Method Parenting eBook | |THE BASICS | Bringing Montessori Home Birth to Age Six will help you understand and embrace the Montessori method, making it a part of your home and family. You can start Montessori NOW no matter how small your space is or how limited the resources are! The book has chapters on Planes of Development, Sensitive Windows of Opportunity, Montessori Baby, Montessori At Home, as well as a curriculum outline reference guide, the order of lessons, and the age when they should be introduced, for the five main avenues of Montessori education. Although the ebook ~ THE BASICS is included as a part of Montessori Made Easy membership, you can purchase it separately.
Montessori MADE EASY MEMBERSHIP
Also, consider joining Montessori Made-Easy Membership should you need help or guidance in embracing Montessori with all your heart! If you are exhausted from swimming in the vast ocean of irrelevant information and saving activities you never get to, then this Membership is for you! And if you join, the eBook THE BASICS is included with the membership amongst many other perks!
We cannot make a genius … we can only give each individual the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities to become an independent, secure, and balanced human being.Dr. Maria Montessori.
Kindle Intrinsic Motivation
It is not in human nature for all men to tread the same path of development, as animals do of a single species.Dr. Montessori
So, do not measure your child against the standards imposed by others! One size fits all approach of a traditional education practice fails to consider your child’s uniqueness and learning styles! Little people can discover their strengths, uncover creativity that could have otherwise slept dormant, and reach deep into their hearts without the pressure of conformity or race. While society measures a child’s success by test-taking, sadly, many brilliant children are just not good at taking tests! Extrinsic motivation backed up by dangling rewards and grades fails dismally to awaken the INTRINSIC natural desire to learn, grow and improve!
So, embrace the slower pace! Say yes to family values! Ponder and pursue the mysteries and wonders! Hold on to fleeting things! Cherish the little moments as they make up the eternity!
Helpful Blog Posts
Who Is Maria Montessori
Who Is Maria Montessori | a maverick visionary woman physician, scientist, educator, humanitarian, and philosopher Who Changed the World.
Montessori Prepared Environment Components
Montessori prepared environment shall be designed to facilitate and maximize child’s independent learning and exploration by offering tools and activities that meet each child’s developmental needs and interests.
Books To Raise A Child The Montessori Way
Parenting books reference to help raise a child the Montessori Way for teachers, caregivers, and anyone who would like to embrace the Montessori way of life.
Where the Love of Learning, Montessori, and Homeschooling meet, enriching the mind one heart at a time
“The study of love and its utilization will lead us to the source from which it springs, the Child“… [who is] “an enigma”… the one with “highest potentialities”! It is our “basic task” as a parent and educator to “aid life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself …” And, to release human potentials, we “must take a new path” of education, which “should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge” but be a “natural process … acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.”
Do you create curriculum for upper middle school and elementary school?
Hi dear Jennifer, lower elementary is something I will definitely work on, but as of now, my main age group is preschoolers and kindergartners. How old are your children? Xo, Anya
Anya, You have so many beautiful extension card materials that I would absolutely love to use with my boys. Do you have a space on your site where you make these available to download or to purchase? Thank you! Angela
Dear Angela, thank you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know exactly which cards you are looking for. Xo Anya
Nice article. I love to read Montessori Articles. A Montessori material is one that invigorates learning by urging children to explore. It ought to be a toy that they can hold and contact, as figuring out how to control objects is key in helping youngsters build up their fine motor skills. Recently I have purchased Montessori Educational Toys for my Kid from Kid Advance Montessori at an affordable price.