7 Ways Montessori Promotes Independence

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With the challenges of parenting in a pandemic, many families have faced the reality of taking on two full time jobs. Working from home while caring for little ones is challenging at best. However, some key takeaways from the Montessori Method can help you and your child navigate your days with (some) ease. Specifically, curating your child’s environment for independent play is ideal for their development as they are able to make decisions, problem solve and achieve accomplishments all on their own. It also carves out some key moments for you to hop on a Zoom call, respond to emails, and tackle that never ending ‘To Do’ list.

A Montessori Shelf Invites Play

Toys and materials on a low shelf at your child’s eye level provide an invitation to play independently. Low shelves can be found in many forms, like the bottom shelf of a bookcase or built in, or even a low cabinet with…

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