Louise Livingston, director of training at the Maria Montessori Institute, recently reported that (in the UK) there has been a 65 percent increase in parents wanting information about Montessori schooling compared to the same period last year. There has also been an increase of 45 percent in those looking to attend information sessions for Montessori teachers. Isn't this fantastic? We expect this increase is due to Prince George attending a Montessori Nursery, however, we know in Australia Montessori schools are already popular. I believe the interest in Montessori is really positive. It means we can raise awareness about the Montessori principles and share our experiences. I am a Montessori parent, possibly just like you. I feel my voice, our voice, is really important in talking about Montessori.
In the last week or so I have been involved in three media interviews. My message to parents include;
- Go have a look at a Montessori school and see the method in action!
- Read and learn as much as you can about the Montessori approach.
- If you have a toddler join a Montessori Parent-Toddler Class.
You can watch my interview on Today Extra (Channel 9) here (this may be available to Australian viewers only).
You can read my interview on Daily Mail Australia here.
As previously mentioned, you can read my interview on Mama Mia here.