Welcome to Homebound Montessori!
Our International Online Children's House
Whether you have been considering teaching your children at home for a while, or you are sheltering in place and suddenly must teach your children at home, we are here to help you and your family create a successful Montessori learning environment.
How Do I Start My Montessori Homeschool?
Let us help you!
Our team at Homebound Montessori can quickly guide you
through the first days, weeks, and months so that your
home education experience is happy and successful.
We have FREE Live Webinars to get you started.
Check out our schedules below:
Why are Scheduled Activities Important?
Young children thrive when they are given freedom to explore within the well-defined limits of their environment.
Setting up a daily, and even weekly, schedule in your Homebound Montessori environment will give your child/ren the sense of predictability and security that will help them thrive!
You will find our online schedule posted here each week so you can prepare before joining the live classes.
For families who are enrolled in our Premium Plans, the activities will include our live group meetings, "virtual field trips", kid-fun special guests, bedtime chapter- book readings, regular enrichment classes (such as music, art, drama, sign language, yoga, Spanish, Japanese, etc), and one-on-one personalized coaching sessions.
For all Homebound Montessori families, the weekly schedule will include our featured theme and activity suggestions for developing the said theme.
Our "Weekly Schedule" will be posted each Sunday afternoon beginning in August 2020, when we officially open the doors and welcome you and your family to our Online Children's House.
For a sneak peak of what it is like, click the preview below or take our virtual tour in our main menu.
What exactly is Practical Life?
In our daily lives, all of us must care for ourselves, the environment, and each other. Dr. Montessori quickly discovered the importance of cultivating in the child, these skills that are necessary for maintaining and thriving. Children in the first Montessori Children's Houses grew to love the exercises of what Montessori called "Practical Life."
In Dr. Maria Montessori's own words:
"The children of three years of age in the "Children's Houses" learn and carry out such work as sweeping, dusting, making things tidy, setting the table for meals, waiting at table, washing the dishes, etc ., and at the same time they learn to attend to their own personal needs, to wash themselves, to take showers, to comb their hair, to take a bath, to dress and undress themselves, to hang up their clothes in the wardrobe, or to put them in drawers, to polish their shoes ...This has a truly educational, not utilitarian purpose . The reaction of the children may be described as a "burst of independence" of all unnecessary assistance that suppresses their activity and prevents them from demonstrating their own capacities. It is just – these "independent" children of ours who learn to write at the age of four and a half years, who learn to read spontaneously, and who amaze everyone by their progress in arithmetic."
(From Childhood to Adolescence, p. 66)
What About Sensory Education?
The education of the senses is the foundation of intelligence. The sensorial materials are the concrete forms of abstract concepts. Children therefore develop a concrete sense of height, length, width, color, temperature, and even pressure. These are the building blocks of the ability to think creatively, make decisions, and predict reasonable outcomes..
In Dr. Maria Montessori's own words:
"It is exactly in the repetition of the exercise that the education of the senses consists; their aim is not that the child shall know colors, forms and the different qualities of objects, but that he refines his senses through an exercise of attention, of comparison, of judgment.
These exercises are true intellectual gymnastics. Such gymnastics, reasonably directed by means of various devices, aid in the formation of the intellect, just as physical exercises fortify the general health and quicken the growth of the body."
The Montessori Method (1912) by Maria Montessori, translated by Anne Everett George. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912. pp. 360-361
Welcome to our Montessori Online Children's House
About Homebound Montessori
We are a group of educators and specialists from around the globe.
We are passionate about teaching young children in a happy environment where the child feels successful and the adult looks on joyfully at this miniature masterpiece of a human being that the child is creating before our very eyes!
With more and more families going back to the home setting for their child's healthy development, we, as experienced educators, are dedicated to assisting and guiding you and your family in creating an engaging Homebound Montessori environment where everyone thrives.
Meet the Team
AMS Montessori Primary Preschool Teacher Credential, AMS Montessori Teacher-trainer, Orff-Schulwerk Music Teaching Certification, Credentialed Trainer from CA Program for Infant & Toddler Caregiving, Montessori homeschool parent from 1981-1992
Donna May Tomboc
AMS Montessori Primary School Teaching Credential, Director for Strategy & Innovation for ConsultAsia Global, Montessori School Consultant in the US, Singapore, and the Philippines
AMS Montessori Primary Teacher Credential, AMS Montessori Teacher-trainer, Montessori Education Consultant, AMS Elementary Credential in-process.
Waldorf Educator, American Sign Language Certification, Director of the MUSE Center for the Arts in Willits CA
AMS Montessori Primary School Teaching Credential, AMS Montessori Infant/Toddler Trained, Owner Children of Mary Montessori School of AZ, Montessori School Consultant in the US, International Touring Choir
Lynmour Balangue Naira
AMS Montessori Primary Trained, Financial Consultant, CPA Philippines, CMA San Francisco Bay Area
AMS Montessori Primary Teacher, Montessori Curriculum Consultant, Owner Kiran's Montessori School Pleasanton, CA