Complete List of Montessori Materials and What they do for the Child

I found this list, and thought I would share for anyone who may not have seen it.  It is wonderful to see this in list form in one document...I found it very helpful.
Check out the list here!! 

 We also want to share some information about our book that will be available soon!
Details to come!

A Practical Guide to Montessori Materials &    

Home Schooling

I wish to thank all those who expressed interest and asked questions about our book that we are  working to release. This book has grown in scope and has taken far longer than I ever anticipated to complete. 
The main reason for this is that I am trying to answer all of the questions I had early on, in a comprehensive and extremely visual, practical way. 
I am working to cover the vast majority of Montessori materials from 0 -12. 
Below are a couple of page examples from our Early Language Section. 
This is one of two pages of the table of contents for Early Language.







The release date has been pushed off several times, and I so appreciate your patience. The book is surpassing 500 pages at this point, and is such an exciting project.

Who is this Book For?
This book is primarily targeted to home schoolers, parents and students who wish to gain practical insight into the materials and philosophy and home schooling.  
            
My goal is to bring you all of the information you need, and will offer DIY solutions and alternatives for many materials. We will answer the following questions about all materials. “What is (material) this material?” “What is the purpose?” Can I make this?” 

The book will answer other practical questions to help you decide which materials will be practical to purchase for home use. We are covering 0-12 in effort to help those who are using Montessori for not only the beginning of the journey, but to help you understand the entire scope of each material and if it is also used later on down the road.

I chat at length about our experience in practically using these materials at home. What general ages we used materials and what worked for us, as well as what did not. 

We are laying our the basic sequence for materials and answering all of the most commonly asked questions. We are sharing information about all of the extra materials, that are not offered with materials that are purchased online. We are chatting about organization and what it's like to create a Children's House at home. 

This book also contains a great deal of detailed information about home schooling in general, answering the most frequently asked questions and concerns of home schoolers, and those they love who are struggling to understand the concept.  
                                                              
This book above all else is about freedom of choice, and a love of home learning in what ever form this may take in your home. This is not about imposing ideas or philosophies on others, but is wholeheartedly about celebrating the individuality of home life, children and families. Thus we go very deep into the philosophy to help you understand in practical terms the holistic view of education that Maria Montessori had created, and also discuss the bigger picture in terms her view of societal impact on education.

While this book will provide the traditional use and information about Montessori materials, it will show you that all things can be affordably incorporated in whole or part by your family if you so choose. The intention of this book is to help you make Montessori yours, and at the end of the day the best choice is that which works for your family and children. 

This book does not contain fluff, or busy work. This book is about living and enjoying life while incorporating this method. We truly live the philosophy that the world is our classroom, and this has taken our passion for learning to a completely different level. 

We are not home learners because we had no alternatives or schools available.               We are home learners completely by choice. 

Maria Montessori's own words speaking of the Children's House as written in her book, “Maria Montessori’s Own Hand Book

“It ought to be a real house ; a set of rooms with a garden. A garden with shelters because children can play or sleep under them, also bring their tables out to work under them. In this they may live almost entirely in the open air.”

~ Maria Montessori

I am excited to complete this project, and honestly there have been times that I have doubted I could find the needed time to finish. We are a busy family like most other families, and our children are involved in many different activities and have a huge range of self chosen and directed interests. I have chosen to stick with it because I so hope to reach any who were in the place that I was when I started. There are more resources available now than ever, and while it is amazing it's also as confusing as it ever was. 

I hope to have news of completion in the very near future! The book has been created in sections and I am debating on the format for release as well. You all will be the first to know when it is ready!

Much love and many thanks to you all, and to those who have asked for more information.

We wish you all a wonderful  beautiful year of home learning, fun, and joy with your families!   
All the best in 2017!


Stay Tuned!
If you have questions about the book please ask!

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13 comments:

  1. I am just starting out as an assistant and this was the best document I have found so far...although I wish it included the ages the material is appropriate for :)

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    1. There is an order of introduction for all Montessori Materials but...it also depends 100% on the child. Many materials are used and reintroduced later for different resaons... at different ages. If you visit Montessori Research and Development and look at the index for each manual you will have a great idea of the order. These are wonderful manuals. As you look through the index you can google the materials and check out text and video lessons that will tell you the approx ages.
      I hope that helps:))

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  2. I am so very sorry, but I do not sell materials. I purchased the majority of our materials from Kidadvance. We also have made many materials - you can check those out along the left sidebar. I wish you the very best of luck!!

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  3. If this is something shared with parents, there is another reason for NOT including ages. They may see them as benchmarks; wanting to know why their child isn't doing something or is still doing something (labeled younger than the child's age).

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    1. So true!! I think though that as home schooling parents we are always looking for a general guideline. Totally makes sense though:)

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  4. Pls how do i get a copy of the book.

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    1. Thank you for your interest in our book! The book is in the finishing stages and editing. I will post all about it when it is ready for release. Thanks again <3

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  5. I am just starting out as homeschooling mother for my 4,5 and 2 yo children. As a beginner, im kinda confused and overwhelmed sometimes espescially for choosing the materials and guidelines. It definitely helps me a lot. Thank you

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that <3 I shall have more news about our book soon!!

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  6. I can't see the book in your shop. Is it finished?

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    1. I am working on the last couple of sections and will post as soon as it's available. Thank you for asking!!

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  7. Am Bella Hycent and I am interested in your book.Send me details of all I need to know on my mail box.Scholarfield2012 @gmail.com.I look forward to hearing from you.Cheers.

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