The Montessori Toddler At Home
In this episode of The Empathic Parent, I’m chatting with Simone Davies, author of The Montessori Toddler about:
Why toddlerhood is so magical
The principles of Montessori
The environment as a second teacher & setting up your home
Following interests & scaffolding skills
Building intrinsic motivation
Mindset shifts & slowing down
Getting your child involved in daily activities aka “chores”
And so much more!
Find out more at The Montessori Toddler
Other books mentioned:
Mindset by Carol Dweck
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
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Simone Davies is the author of “The Montessori Toddler”, a comprehensive guide to raising toddlers in a Montessori way. The book is based on her nearly 15 years experience working with toddlers as an AMI Montessori teacher in Sydney and in Amsterdam. She also has a popular blog, “The Montessori Notebook”. She is also mother to two young adults.
Finding Montessori helped her so much when raising her own children and it’s now her passion to help other parents introduce these ideas in their homes too. She was looking to find a way to be with her kids that wasn’t about bossing them about, threatening them and bribing them. Or giving them free reign either. And she wanted them to have a positive experience of school, not just to pass tests, but to love learning.
Simone currently runs parent-child Montessori classes in Amsterdam at her school Jacaranda Tree Montessori.