Today I want to introduce you to a beautiful Montessori family from Nothern Ireland. Ted was a Montessori child, then a Montessori teacher and now a Montessori Mum! I've never met someone with such strong links to the Montessori philosophy. Ted has two children, a toddler and an infant, and she is hilarious, possibly the funniest Mum I know! So it's a given that I want to share her story and experiences with you. Can you introduce yourself, your family and share a little about where you live? HI, I’m Ted! Wife to Fred and mum to Alfie (July 2016)... Read more →

Luci is Romanian, and I am Australian, but we are more alike than we are different. It's not where you live or what is on your shelves that makes you a Montessori parent, it's what is in your heart. It's the deep love and respect for the child. Today I am sharing with you a special Montessori family from Romania. Can you introduce yourself, your family and a little about where you live? Well, I am Luci from Bucharest, Romania where I live along with my family. I have two wonderful children, a girl aged almost 9 years old and... Read more →

It's been a long time since I've run an interview series. Today I'm sharing the start of new series which gives us a peek into Montessori homes around the world. I hope you enjoy it! Today we start with Jae Jun in Atlanta, Georgia. Can you introduce yourself, your family and a tells us a little about where you live? I’m Jae Jun, and my business is Bella’s Casa – a learning community for parents as well as an Etsy store selling handmade Montessori materials for infants and young children. I created Bella’s Casa as a resource for all parents... Read more →

Today I want to introduce you to Emma from Montessori Enterprises ( Montessori Enterprises stock a wide range of Montessori language materials. You can order individual items including objects, picture cards, word strips, phrase strips and sentence strips or complete sets. Including the Pink, Blue and Green Series. This makes it super easy for teachers, homeschoolers or even parents at home to find what they are looking for. Let's find out a little more from Emma! Can you tell us a little about yourself and your Montessori journey? Hello, I'm very pleased to meet you! My name is Emma and... Read more →

Today I would like to introduce you to Jasmine from Three Minute Montessori (blog here). I hope you enjoy getting to know Jasmine, she is a breath of fresh air!! 1. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and about where you live in Singapore? I probably should make it sound like I've got it together, but truth is my children have turned my life upside down. I had two kids within the span of sixteen months, so I went from FTWM to PTWM and finally to SAHM. Dylan is 3.5yo and Emmy is 2yo now. Between... Read more →

Today I have invited Inger-Lisa from Montessori Shop over to talk a little about herself, parenting and her new online store. Inger-Lisa is new to Montessori and only took over Montessori Shop earlier this year, so I hope you will make her feel welcome! Can you tell us a little about yourself, how you came to own Montessori Shop and perhaps what attracted you to Montessori in the first place? I live semi-rurally in New Zealand with my partner Gareth and we have two young children; our son Arlo is two years old and our daughter Florence has just turned... Read more →

Today I'm talking to Simone from The Montessori Notebook and Jacaranda Tree Montessori based in Amsterdam. I love following Simone as her toddler environments are always inspiring and she presents really useful information for parents on her website. However, today Simone is sharing with us details about her e-course Setting Up Your Home Montessori Style. This is the first e-course I have endorsed. So why now, why this course? Firstly because I really like and trust Simone. She is an AMI trained teacher. Watch a couple of her videos (there is one below) and you will get a feel for... Read more →

I really admire the beauty in Montessori classrooms. Beauty of the environment, beauty in the work and beauty within the people. Miss Rhonda and her classroom (pictured above) radiate warmth, beauty and calm. Miss Rhonda is the author behind the Miss Rhonda's Readers series and most importantly she is a teacher. I asked Rhonda to share with us a little about her reader series and her experiences in early literacy. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your classroom and how you came to writing Miss Rhonda's Readers? I became interested in Montessori when my daughter attended our local... Read more →

Since moving to Brisbane I've had the opportunity to meet more Montessori people than ever before. More teachers, more educators, more Montessori parents. Recently I had the privilege of meeting Ruth Barker from Toddler Education Services. I wanted to share with you a little about Ruth and her work with young people. I've interviewed Ruth below and at the end of the post there is a giveaway for some of her books! For those who haven’t met you before can you briefly introduce yourself with a little background on how you came to working with children and the Montessori method?... Read more →

I haven't known Megan for a long time however since reading her blog Montessori and Me I really felt a connection to her parenting style. I have found Megan really relatable and down to earth yet inspiring. She writes with real clarity and is passionate about Montessori. Today I am thrilled to share with you Megan and her story. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live? I was born and raised in the U.S. While I was studying my degree in Child & Family Development (Human Development) in Georgia, USA. I met my... Read more →

Previously I have interviewed Caspar my seven year old about school and Montessori. I thought it would be fun to interview Otis. It has been much more insightful than I had expected! On Friday after school I asked Otis some questions. How was school today? What work did you do? Good. I did metal insets and I had a lesson on something that is really tricky. You need a blindfold and the pink tower and you have to do this (with hand actions) and it’s really tricky work. Me: Did you build the pink tower with the blindfold on? Yes,... Read more →

I have been following Sveta and her family on Instagram for a while. I find her approach to parenting and Montessori very refreshing. I can't tell you how much I love sharing the journey of other Montessori families. I aways find it so uplifting and inspiring. Today I am thrilled that I can share with you Sveta and her Montessori family. Thank you for sharing your family and story with us. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live? My name is Sveta and my husband is Johann. We have two daughters; Maya, who... Read more →

Today I interview my seven year old son about Montessori. He started Montessori in the parent toddler class and is now in Cycle Two, Montessori Elementary. How was school today? What work did you do? School was great. I did an SRA book, I did an hour of it. I also did some French games. Some division with the division board. That's all I can remember. What does a typical day at school look like? We do all sorts of things. Like normally I will do a bead chain. On Tuesdays we have French. Wednesday we have sport. Music is... Read more →

I have briefly mentioned the Toilet Learning Booklet which I have produced with Meg Hicks (from At Home with Montessori and The Child's Space). Meg has been such a wonderful friend and mentor to me. She has a lovely and warm approach to parenting and she is also a really good communicator. Toilet Learning The Montessori Approach is hopefully the first in a series of booklets that we produce together. Meg is also a busy mum, she has a very interesting Montessori story including a couple of fabulous projects in progress. I asked Meg to share her Montessori journey. Collaborating... Read more →

I read so many amazing blogs from around the world, however not so often I come across a site that looks familiar. It's not the beautiful landscapes, the gorgeous faces of the children but the philosophy by which they live which feels so familiar to me. Today I would like to introduce you to Kathleen and her son Hayden. Kathleen blogs at Le Blog de Maman K which is French and is here in English. Kathleen, Thank you for sharing your family and story with us. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live?... Read more →