Frequently Asked Questions
"Montessori" is the last name of Dr. Maria Montessori, a pioneer who developed a novel approach to whole-child education in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She used her scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood in developing the model. Dr. Montessori’s method has been around for over 100 years. It has been successful in virtually all cultures as well as in both short-term and longitudinal studies. You can read more about what Montessori is and how it works here.
Absolutely! Using a Montessori approach is not only doable, but easier than you might think. That's because Montessori at home really refers to a home which follows the child: their needs, their interests and their sensitive periods.
When you bring Montessori principles into your home, you will likely make your home more organized, decluttering along the way. You will introduce child-sized furniture into your Montessori home, and provide real tools for your child to explore and to learn with.
Your in-home Montessori environment should be orderly and clean. It should include a natural light source and provide activities that align with your child's needs, interests and abilities.
If you'd like to read more about Montessori at home, check out this related blog on transitioning to a Montessori home environment.
Great question! Understanding the principles of Montessori education will equip you to be the best Montessori homeschooler you can. We invite you to review this document to learn about the eight principles of Montessori. And, for further research on this topic, check out this blog post or this video.
In short, sensitive periods are short snippets of time during which a child is uniquely excited about and equipped to learn certain things within their environment. To provide you with a full understanding of this important concept, we've put together a PDF that explains it in detail. You can dive into even more information in this blog post or this video.
Multisori's Montessori curriculum may be right for your family if:
- You have one or more children between the ages of 0 and 6
- You are feeling lost about where to start on your homeschooling journey
- You would like to embrace Montessori philosophy in your home more easily
- You don't want to overspend on classroom materials
- You want to quit feeling overwhelmed about homeschooling
- You don't want to design your own curriculum
- You are able to put 2-5 hours of prep work into your homeschool every week
- You want an awesome tribe to share your homeschooling journey with
- You want to customize your homeschool to your child(ren)'s interests and needs
- You want to choose activities based on your child(ren)'s sensitive period(s) & interests
- You want homeschool activities your multi-age children can enjoy together
- You want to help make Montessori more accessible to homeschoolers in need
- You want happy, successful kids who love to learn
Below is a list of supplies you will need to use our curriculum:
2. Lamination sheets
4. Straight edge cutting tool
5. Color printer
6. Color printer ink
7. Printer paper
11. Scotch tape
12. Stapler and staples
Yes! You are exactly who our curriculum was designed for. Homeschoolers face a unique set of circumstances and challenges that rarely mimic those of a classroom, so our products are designed with that in mind. Our products are designed for use by parents, not teachers. They do not assume that you have specific classroom materials and provide
✅ Straight forward presentation instructions
✅ A complete set of beautiful, printable manipulatives
✅ Simplified Montessori scope and sequences
✅ Streamlined, efficient record keeping
✅ Ongoing community and support.
Further, they are visually engaging, feel like play, and work for multiple age groups.
Maybe. All of our products are streamlined to save time and promote efficiency in learning. However, you will need to be able to devote at least 2-5 hours per week to environment preparation, as well as the time necessary for schooling. Be wary of programs and curricula claiming to be “Montessori" but require no preparation. A cornerstone of the Montessori philosophy is having a prepared environment. Your environment is crucial to the success of homeschooling. Good, thorough preparation takes time.
Our complete Montessori homeschool curriculum includes Art, Geography, Language Arts, Mathematics, Practical Life, Science, and Sensorial. Additionally, the we offers customizable Unit Studies designed to focus on your child(ren)'s individual interests and sensitive periods, while remaining aligned with Montessori principles.
Yes. Our curriculum's core subject areas - Art, Geography, Mathematics, Practical Life, Science, and Sensorial - follow the Montessori Scope and Sequence. However, our curriculum is self-contained, which means that you do not need to purchase any other items in order to use it. And, we purposefully crafted the curriculum for in-home use. This means it's easy and efficient for mom and feels like play to kids. This also means that some activities from the Scope & Sequence are modified or deleted entirely.
Our Language Arts curriculum is focused on creating confident, joyful readers, and is intended to be used by both primary and lower elementary aged students. Our Montessori language arts curriculum does NOT follow the Montessori Scope and Sequence. Instead, it streamlines and lightens the load of teaching children to read and write using a multi-sensory, kinesthetic approach in your Montessori home environment.
Absolutely. Your child(ren) may even be ahead! Because our homeschooling curriculum is customizable to your child(ren)'s interests and sensitive periods, your child(ren) may be able to excel in ways you never thought possible with Multisori.
We understand that the unique needs of each family are different. Therefore, you may buy any subject area or unit study you wish, while excluding others. You will receive a 20% discount should you decide to buy the entire curriculum at one time.
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