We honor you, the parent, as your child’s first teacher. Age of Montessori provides you with a solid teaching structure and curriculum created by Master Montessori Teachers who are also parents. We offer in-depth resources that assist you in nurturing your child’s personal mastery through understanding how your child learns and how to meet their developmental needs.

Articles on Montessori and Homeschooling

As homeschooling parents, these articles give you a great overview of Maria Montessori’s brilliant analysis of your child’s stages of development.  Dr. Montessori based her insights on keen observations of children.

Developmentally Appropriate girl-math

In most cases, the idea of activities being developmentally appropriate is of great value. In Montessori, we fully value each of these points. There are, however, times when the concept is used to artificially hold children back or to push them beyond where they should be functioning. Age of Montessori does not believe in doing either.  READ MORE

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Read about The Four Avenues of Early Childhood Education and discover what the child needs to have available in his environment to fully grow and develop.

Maria Montessori gave us a message, a way of life, as well as a method. It is the way of respect and dignity for the great developmental tasks of childhood. It is the process of making sure the child has available in his environment what he needs to fully grow and develop.

In the Montessori early childhood environment for ages 2½ – 6, there is a basic structure of four major avenues of learning. Those four avenues are:

1. Practical Life

brushing shoes, dancing This avenue presents activities designed to help the child coordinate his movements, learn to concentrate, develop an internal sense of order, and become independent in his actions. So we offer lessons in how to be polite, how to tie shoes, how to do buttons, how to wash hands, how to dust and how to wash dishes, to name just a few.

Practical life also includes arts and crafts, as well as activities such as dancing and marching with music.  READ MORE

2. Sensorial Development

Sensorial lessons - geometric puzzles, 3 wooden cylinders, world map

In this avenue, the child learns to develop and refine the senses and develop clear concepts. Material and activities are offered for the visual sense, including size, length, width, color, shape, and form. The auditory sense includes differentiating between loud and soft, and learning the notes of the diatonic scale. There are also lessons for the sense of touch, temperature (thermic sense), weight (baric sense), and taste (gustatory sense.)

Sensorial material is also the open door to geometry, geography, botany and music. READ MORE

3. Development of Language

matching vegetables to cards, writing words for picturesThis avenue covers a broad scope of activity and development. It moves from basic oral language to vocabulary to phonemic awareness and learning the letters. From there, the child learns to build and read words, phrases, sentences, and books. He learns spelling, basic grammar, and proper usage.

4. Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind

Montessori math lessons

In this avenue, the child learns all about counting and our fundamental base ten system of the decimal system. The child proceeds to linear counting and the basic arithmetical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Our next four blog posts will share a review of what each of the avenues offers. We include several wonderful excerpts from Elisabeth Caspari’s notes from her training course with Maria Montessori. We think you will enjoy reading these unpublished jewels of Montessori’s thought in the subjects of language and math.  READ MORE

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