Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

I have been having much fun reading other home schoolers' Top Ten on Tuesday so this week I have decided to join in.


1. It isn't a curriculum it is a philosophy!! It allows me to cater to all of my children's learning styles.

2. It allows me to follow their interest through close observation.

3. The prepared environment allows my children to want to learn during a set time frame and even when I think school is over.

4. The materials have a built in control of error. This helps them to to not feel intimidated to learn new skills, they feel successful at the end of each day.

5. My children love their school work and have a desire to keep at skills that may not come naturally for them. They may work extensively on one skill and they don't feel any pressure to move on.

6. Their work time is not interrupted therefore their concentration can progress to tackle "harder" work.

7. They feel they are in charge of their learning. We make a work plan together and they stick to the contract that we agreed on .

8. My children can learn from each other by observing and helping each other without feeling obligated. They do this because they are proud that they have learned the skill and what to share.

9. They learn by intrinsic motivation. Bribes and rewards are not necessary.

10. They love knowing everyday is a new day and no two school days look alike.

Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings


  1. Love your list! It covers many of the things I love about Montessori and is a great illustration of why it works so well for your family. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I Love, LOVE YOUR LIST AND REASONS!! Im soo happy to read about how it fit so perfect in your house and lives, because as you said, It's not just a curriculum, it's a philosophy of life!! Montessori it's a Blessing!! Thanks for share it!!

  3. All wonderful reasons!
    Blessings, Dawn

  4. Wonderful list! This gets me thinking about my reasons for choosing Montessori - could I fit it into just 10 !? ;)


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