Has anyone done Montessori flavored preschool? I'm considering going this direction before turning back to Classical for the rest of the school years. (Hopefully I'm not committing blasphemy by bringing this up here. :-D)
Mostly I'm considering this because my 2.5yo needs some focus to his days to keep his brain happier. I am NOT a fan of what I picture as "normal" preschool stuff (arts and crafts and messes is basically how it seems to me) and honestly, I think the kid himself is more inclined to my perception of Montessori-- doing "real" stuff is very much his preference, and he's not particularly artsy craftsy project inclined. IMust get it from his mother.)
I guess I'm asking just for...some guidance? If you've done this. I am tracking down some books to read to give me a better idea of what I'm considering, but human to human help is always very welcome and useful.
And actually, as I look into this I'm kind of panicking for some reason and actually wondering if I should be sending him to a Montessori preschool for a year before bringing him home...and I don't want to do that. I just think he would really flourish if he had some of this type of activity in his life and I'm a little intimidated by how to provide it.
Let me just say up front that I feel like I'm overlooking a lot of opportunities to help him be a part of my day (setting the table, folding washcloths, etc.) and so part of what appeals to me about this is training ME to be more purposeful about keeping him tasked out. (Not because I'm a slave driver, but because he LOVES this kind of a day. He does not enjoy a day of no structure and endless play.) Hopefully that makes sense?
Edited by Kjirstyn, 12 August 2017 - 03:44 PM.