Montessori challenge – the planning!

Hi everyone!

This coming Thursday, I will go live on FB for the second month of the #montessorihousechallenge. I hope you will be able to join me or to watch the replay later.

I’ve been very busy since the first video making lots of changes in my house but also in my “life” in general in order to simplify it, to bring more of Montessori at home,  to promote independence for my children and to help us all to connect as a family. (or I would say that the connection is a natural consequence of the changes).

So the challenge itself will be as follow:

  1. January: Bathroom
  2. February: kitchen, snack and food preparation
  3. March: Cloakroom, getting ready to go out of the house
  4. April: Clothes storage in children’s bedroom and dressing skills activities.
  5. May: Art area, how to access art material, art activities and process art
  6. June: Books: storage, display, rotation, reality based books
  7. July: Toys storage and rotation
  8. August: Hopefully, a video during our camping trip or time abroad!

While writing this list, I realize that I don’t have enough “house” ideas to cover 12 months properly unless I repeat myself. So from September, what would you like me to show you? What would you like me to talk about? Let me know in comment as I’m open to your ideas!

See you this Thursday!

About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin is a a mother of 2 children. She raises them the Montessori way. Originally from Belgium where she worked as a child psychologist for several years, Carine spent 6 years in Ireland before settling in in the UK. She qualified as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago and has since worked as Montessori teacher and preschool manager. She founded Montessori-family in 2011 to provide opportunities for parents to discover Montessori. She believes that it’s truly possible to implement the Montessori ideas at home to make your house and family life welcoming to your child, her needs and her thrive for independence. She offers parents & babies classes, toddlers playgroups; Montessori home designs, one to one support, parenting classes and online courses.

  • wha2wear says:

    sounds like a really good plan and a big challenge! I’d like to see your progress each month 🙂 I should do the same but I’m a bit lazy/busy… hahah x

  • I’m very impressed by how organised you are – love your laid out plans.

  • Kerry norris says:

    You’re very organised. Perhaps go back to January again when you’ve finished those months

  • Amii says:

    Oh I like that it’s all planned out until August. Maybe going back and reevaluating?

  • Amii Ruan says:

    I’ve just had a thought – the montessori dining area? I always think of that as separate to food preparation.

    • carinerobin says:

      Hi Amii! I don’t really have a dinner room so it might be why I didn’t include it but what would you wan to see? More about setting the table? High chairs or not? This kind of things?

  • […] how do they play, can they tidy up, can they do this independently. If you go to my blog post here, you will read that I was failing at this task for around 18 months, mainly because we moved from […]

  • >