In the early days we used lots of Montessori equipment and methods with our girls. With a 3 year old boy in the house now, we may be coming back to it. The links below have been checked in 2015 and are currently all live and relevant. I will look for more Montessori resources to add asap.
On the MuddlePuddle site you can find non-affiliate Commercial Links – places to buy materials and resources, plus Quotes from Maria Montessori which were put together for me by Tula over 10 years ago and a variety of Montessori resources including Montessori Maths. Check the learning styles tab for more pages on this site.
Other Montessori Resources on the Internet (Suggestions welcome).
Montessori Education and Materials – A huge amount of information on Montessori for 0-12 year olds.
The main UK site that I have found for Montessori. This site includes access to correspondence courses. There is a magazine which can be subscribed to, lots of online articles, history and personal stories and lists of nurseries in the UK, as well as information on Montessori jobs and their own charity. Enough to keep you busy for a long time!
This is American based but has perhaps even more to interest the home educating parent. If you navigate to the Parents Area, you will find lots of parenting articles on bringing Montessori influences into your home. The Practical Life area of Montessori is particularly relevant to the home but I found it hard to take the plunge and get into it. There is a lot of sensible advice here that made it a great deal easier for me to get going.
I use this all the time now that I have grasped the basics of the method and want practical ways to use them. An album is a collection of careful descriptions of each exercise and/or material and exactly how to present them to a child. The Practical Life and small and large muscle pages are superb for squeezing that extra bit of value from an activity which comes naturally to do anyway. For anyone looking for help with planned play, this site would be invaluable, while the literacy and maths areas would help anyone whose child was struggling with a particular problem and needed a new angle on it!
Fabulous writing on this page; I read it all in one sitting! Its a really beautiful description of the whole ethos of Montessori and how it works.
The icons on this page will shortly link to short descriptions of what they are intend for and how we are getting on with them.