The Montessori Method is something else that came into my life with the advent of parenthood. On the whole, it doesn’t have a very big profile in the UK (where I live). I first came across it in the US, the son of a friend of ours was attending a Montessori school. That’s what peaked my interest. Since Little Bean turned one I have been reading a lot about Montessori and I have discovered it’s a wonderful, respectful, child-led, holistic method for facilitating learning. However, Montessori is so much more than a philosophy for education (although it is one we intend to use when homeschooling Little Bean), it has become a philosophy for living. Hopefully you are interested in knowing more because below I have collected together some links to sites that I found helpful in my search to find out more.
A recently added blog post at Natural Beach Living gives a good overview of the theory behind Montessori.
Our Montessori Home has a great post on the Montessori lifestyle.