Have you considered teaching your children with the Montessori Method? If so, this is a can’t miss episode with Author, Simone Davies of “The Montessori Toddler”.
Today on the podcast we bring on Simone Davies to talk about the Montessori method of education and her book The Montessori Toddler.
Simone is an international educator and AMI Montessori teacher with 15 years of experience.
Simone shares specific activities used in Montessori school, why it’s important to let children make their own decisions and how this method will make your home life run smoother.
What’s In This Episode:
- What the Montessori approach to education is
- How the Montessori classroom is set up
- Using work cycles to not break the child’s concentration
- Leaving children in charge and giving them the choice to choose
- Easy way to start implementing the Montessori method in your home
- Reinforcing good behavior to build their intrinsic motivation
- Modeling behavior for children
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More About Simone Davies, Author of “The Montessori Toddler”:
Simone is a Montessori teacher and mother of 2 children who attended Montessori right up through primary school. Simone trained through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
She wanted to find a way to be with her kids that wasn’t her bossing them about, threatening them and bribing them. Or giving them free reign either. And she wanted them to have a positive experience of school, not just to pass tests, but to love learning.
Finding Montessori has helped her so much and she would love to help you enjoy these ideas in your home too.
She has been working in Montessori education for nearly 15 years and is passionate about working with both children and their parents. In Amsterdam, she runs parent-child classes at Jacaranda Tree Montessori. There she works 1-on-1 with families to answer their questions and help them get ideas to set up their homes too.
Our Favorite Quotes From Simone Davis, of “The Montessori Notebook & The Montessori Toddler” :
“Instead of the teacher choosing what to teach, its the child who chooses what they want to learn.”
“By having the classes, children are forced to have more independence.”
“The youngest children can do so much for themselves when you set them up for success.”
“What we do is much more powerful than what we say.”
“We can show up most as a parent by guiding them even when things don’t go their way.”