We recently have experienced a Montessori Renaissance in our home, in part as a result of resurrecting this blog. It's been so refreshing for the older girls, because Montessori is a welcome change of pace from the rigors of, "Now it's time to do math, pages 89 - 101 and the corresponding exercises." (I kid. But truly, Singapore Math is INTENSE.)
On Friday, the girls worked for hours. They were busy and happy and productive, and somehow I even managed to clean a little while they worked!
The sensorial materials still have as much appeal for our 5-y.o. today...
...as they did three years ago:
Our 7-y.o. is rediscovering her favorite Montessori materials and -- in a wonderful turn of events for our family -- is thoroughly enjoying presenting materials to our 3-y.o.:
It's like having an extra teacher in the house (and further testimony to the brilliance of the Montessori method)!
I certainly don't plan to abandon the curriculum choices we've made, because I feel confident that our girls are getting a great education; however, I am looking forward to incorporating more Montessori into our weekly schedule, and the girls are too. :)