Homeschooling is such a joy for all of us! We enjoy being with our children and guiding them through their learning. But sometimes we all need a little inspiration to spice up our daily homeschool environment. Here are the best Montessori homeschool inspiration resources to start your homeschool year off on the right foot!
I’m a planner. I always have been. I love making sure there’s a good plan and watching as it unfolds. Even though most often there will be tweaks along the way having a plan just makes me feel so much better.
Planning your Montessori-inspired homeschool year can be a bit overwhelming! So let’s do a little planning together. Here are some of the best resources out there to start your homeschool year from the CMN authors and many of our very best blogging friends.
Have questions about getting started? Don’t forget we have a very helpful and loving Christian Montessori Network Facebook group. Many talented Montessori trained teachers help us all move through our homeschooling life and other wonderful seasoned homeschoolers call our group home. We would love to see you there.
Start Your Homeschool Off Right
Set up a Montessori-inspired homeschool routine to keep your days consistent and enjoyable. Remember your children are all different you might have to tweak your routine often to keep up with emotional and physical changes.
Many homeschooling families start their homeschool around age 2. This is when children are confident in their gross motor movements to begin working with Montessori materials. Be sure to have the correct materials in your home to help your growing child learn. AND don’t forget most of the materials you probably already have at home!
Be encouraged to find your own place as a homeschool parent. You are completly qualified and capable to teach your child! We are so happy to support your homeschooling journey.
Plan and organize with written planners. I know it’s tough to add one more planner to the stack, but having a written homeschool plan greatly increases the fact that your homeschool with start off right!
Clear out space in a closet to store materials. Montessori lessons are beautiful with inviting materials, but not all of them are out on the shelves at one time! Keep materials for years to come (then resell) with great organization.
Learn from our in-house occupational therapist how to begin your homeschool journey from birth! Please always research safe options for your children when creating an infant based Montessori-inspired home.
Preschool is an amazing developmental time for your child. Creating a Montessori-inspired curriculum is easier than you think and your curriculum can be completly customized to the interests of your child.
Do you have a special needs child? Not to worry. Just make a couple small adjustments to any curriculum and start your homeschool with confidence.
Not all homeschool families homeschool their children full time. There are many wonderful ways to homeschool part time and create a great learning environment for your child after school.
Those elementary years will creep up faster than you think. Be ready with Montessori elementary resources to keep the Montessori homeschooling momentum going!
Start Your Homeschool with These Homeschool Room Tours
Take a look around at beautiful homeschool rooms! There are so many wonderfully talented parents sharing their spaces with us online. Grab a cup of coffee and tour around for wonderful inspiration.
Don’t let a small space slow you down! We have lived in all types of houses over the course of our military family time. Small spaces create a homeschooling intimacy that my family LOVES!
Shelving is a must in a homeschool room. You probably already have a shelf in your home that can be repurposed for your child’s learning materials. Just be sure to always anchor a shelf to the wall for young learners!
Be sure to check out all the other ideas today for Homeschool Rooms!
5 Ways to Have a Peaceful Homeschool Room | Natural Beach Living
Our 2016 Homeschool Room Tour | The Natural Homeschool
How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for Afterschooling | Living Montessori Now
Montessori Homeschool Organization | Mama’s Happy Hive
Evolution of Our Homeschool Classroom | The Kavanaugh Report
Montessori Shelves Organization for Small Spaces | The Pinay Homeschooler
Little Fish, BIG EMOTIONS | Every Star is Different
Start Your Homeschool Off Right | Christian Montessori Network
Renae Eddy says
These are some great tips that come with so many resources!
Thank you, Renae!
The Natural Homeschool says
Great advice! It is super important to plan ahead, but also be flexible and know that life will happen. This is a great post to help us remember that balance is key. 😉
Well said. Thank you for stopping by!
Well written on how to start home schooling with Montessori principles. Will share this to my friends as well. Thank you!