Most good parents want the best for their child. Most good parents think that their children are the most special creatures that have ever graced this earth. I am no different.
Days after returning to teaching kindergarten, I knew that I could not walk out the door each day and leave my son to be cared for by someone else. I turned in my resignation and began my new life as a stay-at-home mother 4 months later. I won’t lie and tell you the transition was an easy one, but it was one that I did make it through. Fast-forward 3 years later and you find me here, sitting on my couch poised to begin a journey with my son for real learning in our home through The Montessori Method.
Through my time researching on the web, I’ve found countless sights dedicated to sharing ideas for teaching your child at home. Sadly, I found most of them to be lacking depth and real-life application. And some of them were just plain goofy. If I found another website with letter of the day or week activities I was going to scream! I wanted (and Carter needed) more.
Months ago my husband and I toured a local Montessori school. In my best Mary Poppins accent, I declared it to be “practically perfect in every way” for our son. It was exactly what I wanted for him. It was what I felt would best fit his, though only just developing, style of learning and interacting with the world around him. In college, I had some experience with The Montessori Method, though I didn’t pursue it specifically. So, my knowledge begins very much on the surface. In my experience teaching young children, I have found a variety of learning methods that work well, so those may be mixed in as well.
My goal is to share in what I learn so that someone else who looks for these same resources can have a place to land.
Come along with us as we learn and enjoy the ride!