Montessori for Homeschooling
Explore the Montessori resources we offer for homeschooling families.
Montessori for Early Childhood Homeschool Families
"Thousands of families all over the nation are opting out of public schools. Parents are choosing not to put their young children into preschools. Due to health concerns and other personal reasons, parents are looking for the best option for their children elsewhere.
Many are not able to afford the high price of private schools or are on long waiting lists for their child to be accepted. Many would prefer to homeschool or perhaps join a co-op of like-minded parents to educate their children the way they want. We aim to support parents in anyway we can. The first being Montessori Homeschool Guides. Each guide includes step by step instruction for the lessons necessary to complete each avenue at home!" - Mary Ellen Maunz, Founder, Authentic Institute of Montessori.
Abby Astronaut Alphabet Learning Program
After a 15-year hiatus we have brought this amazing Early Childhood Classroom language program back to life. Created by Mary Ellen Maunz and her family, the Abby Astronaut Program has been instrumental in teaching thousands of children to read. Now it is available for Montessori teachers once again!
Getting Kids to Listen
Do you feel confused & annoyed when your kids just won't listen? Are you frustrated that no matter how you repeat, explain or give consequences, things just don't seem to change?
In "Getting Kids to Listen", you will leave the course able to help your child:
• Move from upset to calm in 30 seconds &
• Get out the Door with ease,
• Have your child stay in bed,
• Build more independence (& less whining).
And all these strategies are small (yet powerful) shifts that help you parent smarter (not harder), for amazing long-term results.
Montessori Sensorial Guide for Parents
The term “Sensorial Development” refers to the education of the senses, the aim of which is to develop, not measure, the sensory energies and perceptions of the child. Sensorial Development is one of the four primary avenues Maria Montessori designed into her prepared environment.
In this Sensorial Parent Guide, Mary Ellen Maunz gives material suggestions and outlines 50 different activities to do with your child to help them explore and grow.
Activity Categories Include:
- Visual Sense: Relative Dimensions
- Visual Sense: Colors
- Visual Sense: Shape and Form
- Tactile and Stereognostic Sense (Touch and Form)
- Introduction to Geography
- Introduction to Natural Sciences
- Introduction to Biology: Botany and Zoology
- Thermic Sense
- Baric sense
- Olfactory Sense
- Auditory Sense
- Introduction to Music
“The first thing required of a teacher is that he be rightly disposed for his task.”
– Maria Montessori