Frequently Asked Questions About Montessori at Home

The best explanation of common Montessori questions I’ve read so far. Visit Momtessorilife for great Montessori teaching tips and insights. It’s worth a look!

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Frequently asked questions

I’ve encountered many of the same questions about Montessori and how to be Montessori at home over the years and especially recently, so I decided to put together a list of FAQs with their answers.  I paraphrased most questions since they have come from multiple people, but a few of the questions are in quotes because they were asking for some more specific information.

What exactly is the Montessori Method?

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician who created an educational philosophy in the early 1900s based on her observation of children.  She studied their behavior and the way they interacted with each other and the environment to design a new form of education based on what she hypothesized to be universal principles of human behavior.  The goal of her study was to design an educational philosophy that would be more developmentally appropriate for the child.  She kept many journals of…

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