Happy to be back with another Q&A episode. So many valuable questions, it was hard to choose! I’ve selected the most commonly asked questions as well as a few less often asked but useful to answer as I haven’t seen them often discussed elsewhere.
In this episode I answer your questions about:
- when you learn about Montessori, make some changes, and things seem to be getting worse rather than better
- how much to let our children play independently and how much to do together like cooking, playing football together etc
- how much to show our child how to play with an activity vs letting them explore for themselves
- a child who has never put away toys and when asked says, “you do it”
- training to become a Montessori teacher
- whether picture to picture matching is a Montessori activity or not
- ideas for integrating Montessori into the early infant days
- dealing with a toddler who is avoiding bedtime and using every excuse and getting up constantly
- not interfering with the child and observing them, but feeling like they could be doing something more interesting or meaningful themselves
- dealing with family who buy lots of battery-powered toys without being ungrateful
- what to do when friends have battery-powered toys and merchandised toys that you don’t allow them at home
- how to arrange a sleeping area for a newborn and 3 year old
- what I recommend as a crash course for beginners
- applying Montessori with children with special needs, ie, physical and learning difficulties
- what type of children Montessori is best for
- how to talk to a family member who cares for your infant but is not in agreement with the Montessori approach
- talking with a young child about upcoming medical procedures, scars etc
- finding space for Montessori with a 4 year old and 6 month old in a small space
- what to do when your 18-month old keeps getting to the sink to play with water
- dealing with a child screaming with frustration
So many fun questions, right? I hope you all find some useful answers to your Montessori questions.
Sadly this episode of the podcast is the last of Season 1. That went by so quick! I don’t yet have a date for Season 2, but if you’d like to be kept up to date, be sure to subscribe here to receive my regular e-newsletter with the latest news and always packed full of Montessori inspiration.
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Til Season 2! Watch this space…
- my blog post about where to do Montessori training
- receive free Montessori routine cards
- 10 things to look for when choosing a Montessori school
- how to Montessori in a small space
- what? Montessori for babies?
- Montessori for Babies workshop
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…and to all the lovely guests throughout the season who have shared their wisdom about how they incorporate Montessori in their daily lives.