Montessori at Home

Original artwork by YCC guide, Kate Mahoney.

Montessori families face unique challenges as we practice social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. When CMS campuses are closed, our faculty work hard to offer a Montessori inspired Distance Learning Plan to our students and distance learning resources to our parents.

Below is a collection of resources for any family seeking support for your child’s development during this challenging time. This is a work in progress, so please check back regularly for updates. 

(last update: Friday, August 21, 2020)

Young Children's Community: Ages 18 months - 3 years

Podcast

Blogs, Websites, Podcasts, and more

Noodle Loaf – Highly interactive podcast that engages children in singing, dancing, rhyming, developing phonemic awareness, matching pitch, and more.

Kids Listen – A podcast dedicated to puzzling questions. Each one examines a question and the science behind it in a fun and engaging way. 

The Inspired Treehouse – Post enumerating the many reasons why a visual schedule can be helpful and effective for young children.

The Montessori Notebook – Free resources for all sorts of Montessori inspired work at home for children. 

Explaining Stay-at-Home to Young Children – By Angie Ma

Banana Bread – A recipe from our own Ms. Enas! Child-friendly instructions, adult help required. 

Nature Work for Primary Children – Outside ideas for exploration and learning from our own Ms. Martensson! 

Elementary Communities: Ages 6 - 12

Stories from Ms. Echo

Click on these links to hear a story from Ms. Echo

Story of Life Prelude

Story of Life

Blogs, Websites, Podcasts, and more

Ostrich Eggs and Elephant Birds – Watch this video from Mystery Science to learn about the size of an ostrich egg vs the average chicken egg and why humans don’t normally consume them for breakfast!  Not only that, but have you ever heard of the Elephant Bird? 

Spring is in the air! – Learn about eggs and flowers. 

Spring Celebrations – National Geographic shows different Springtime celebrations from around the world

Etymology – How were the months of the year named? Watch these short, explanatory Vimeo videos from our own Ms. Echo!

The Roaring 20s – Watch this video from The Smithsonian Channel to learn about life in the 1920s. 

Nouns – School House Rock offers a song all about nouns and their function.