I have become fascinated with Montessori searches on Pinterest. I’ve always loved the simple clean looks for toy rooms/areas, and I’ve done my best to keep Elizabeth’s bedroom and toy area accessible and tidy, but the more I learn about Montessori the more intrigued I am by it, and I’m realizing I kind of have a knack for this type of thing! Woo!
“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Fred Rogers
I’ve always considered myself a “lazy” parent. I don’t want to deal with constantly scolding my daughter or preventing her from getting into things so the temptations aren’t there, simple as that. The entire downstairs of our house is Elizabeth-friendly. A simple day can go by without me having to chase her down because she wandered into another room, how cool is that?
She has and will learn boundaries as they come, but not in a way that is constantly teasing and taunting her. I would be frustrated if Will was always doing something that I thought looked great but whenever I tried it he prevented me; so that thought process has inspired me to try to look at things through her eyes and create a little world for her to explore freely.
Two blogs in particular have been so much fun for me to explore lately, and have become such an inspiration for me. I believe in Montessori and The Kavanaugh Report are highly recommended and unbelievably helpful in helping me learn, to help my daughter learn.
“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori
I don’t consider myself a Montessori parent because I’m not fully educated on the topic, maybe someday I will be, maybe I’ll stick with what we’ve been doing so far, but I hope to keep you updated on our learning adventures together regardless.