A great resource for Montessori parents.

Our school has fabulous information evenings for parents where we get to see and try the Montessori materials for ourselves. I’d like to think that everyone who is interested in Montessori is lucky enough to be able to participate in that sort of thing, but I realize that’s probably not the case. For everyone who has ever wondered how Montessori goes from introducing numerals to multiplying four-digit numbers, or what exactly is happening when a child practices the wood-polishing exercise, this link is for you.

InfoMontessori is a website with a wealth of information on the Montessori primary (Casa) program. The best feature of the site, I think, is the Montessori AMI Primary Guide. Follow the links to each of the curriculum areas and you’ll find a list of all of the activities that are standard in a Montessori Casa classroom. Each activity name is also a link to the step-by-step instructions of how the material is presented as well as the goal of the exercise. There are also videos on the main page of Montessori guides demonstrating the presentation of various materials.

Oh, and before you click over, go to the bathroom and then get yourself a drink. InfoMontessori will keep you reading for hours.