Montessori...ing at Home (for Parents of 2-6 Yr-Olds)
An online course, this is a how-to primer for parents of 2 to 6-year-olds. Help prepare the nourishing soil of the home in a way that the emotional, behavioural and cognitive roots of the young child can develop strong and deep.
“If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
A century has gone by since Dr. Maria Montessori developed an empirical method of education based on her observations of children in a slum in Rome. “Follow the child” was her maxim.
This course aims to empower parents to begin Montessori..ing at home so that they begin to see their child in a nobler light. They can better prepare the nourishing soil of the home in a way that the emotional, behavioural and cognitive roots of the young child can develop strong and deep.
This in turn empowers the child to construct a happy, trusting and robust sense of himself and the world around him and happily prepare him to ignite his love of learning in his next phase (6-12 yrs)!
More on our expert course facilitator, Sowmya Jatesan, here.
Sowmya is convinced that if there's a way out of the gigantic mess that our world is today, it has to come from our children - their sensibilities, imaginations and capabilities. She is inspired by her Montessori training and nearly 15 years of teaching experience in various school settings.
Sowmya is a mother of two children - both of who have studied at schools at Auroville, and other alternate schools in Bengaluru, apart from being home-schooled at various points in time. Her daughter is doing her undergraduate program in Design at IIT, Guwahati, and her son is in 9th Grade, threatening to make a career in Drums!
Sowmya has a B. Tech degree from IIT Madras and a Masters degree from Pennsylvania State University.