The Montessori Network
Spreading the benefits of Montessori Education through sharing information and experiences
Welcome to the Montessori Network, your resource hub for all things Montessori. From your first foray into the Montessori approach to more in-depth learning, this is the place to be to keep your finger on the pulse.
Montessori is a philosophy, a way of thinking and a set of values that offer an approach to life and to parenting. Montessori is not exclusive; anyone can bring ideas into the home. It is internationally renowned, based on attitudes of respect, trust and freedom to give children the time and space to do what is meaningful for them.
By joining our global Montessori network you will have access to learning from around the world and a range of tips on how to bring elements of Montessori into your life.
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What to look for when thinking about Montessori education for your child
Many factors influence your choice of school; location, reputation, fees and so on. However, it is wise to remember that it is not you, but your children that will be attending the setting.
Here are a few things to consider and to the signs to look out for when choosing a Montessori school for your child.
From field to fork – helping children connect food with the world around them
In an age where convenience food is king and most food shopping is done in supermarkets, it can be easy to forget how the food we eat connects with the world around us.
Helping children develop an early understanding of the journey from ‘field to fork’ allows them to learn how the food on their plate can impact not only on their own wellbeing, but the wellbeing of the natural world and wildlife.
Soil Association’s Food for Life provides advice and guidance on how to bring food and food education together. Jo Wild shares her thoughts on how you can join up activities to make the most of food and sustainable learning.
Ones for the bookshelf: A Montessori reading list
The Montessori approach has been well documented in papers and writings by Maria Montessori since she started her phenomenal work over a century ago. Over the years, many threads of research bring together authors and child psychologists to weave an important stream of reading which contributes to much of what we learn today, here at MCI and within school settings.
Discover our reading list suggestions for understanding and learning more about Montessori.