Category Archives: Education at home

How to incorporate the Montessori method at home

How to incorporate the Montessori method at home

Following the Montessori method at home is a fantastic way to foster your child’s development in all aspects and environments of their lives. By ensuring that there is cohesion between a child’s Montessori school or educational setting and home life, allows for reinforcement of the core principles and philosophies of the Montessori pedagogy, and creates…

The abundance of Autumn learning opportunities

Autumn presents us with an abundance of learning opportunities

Dig out your jackets, dust off your welly boots and get ready for traditionally wetter, windier, cooler and muddier days – stomp in those puddles, play out in the rain, enjoy the wind in your face, smell the smoke from a bonfire and throw leaves in the air. Autumn is such a colourful season and represents…

Waldorf Art Supplies and Crafting Ideas

Waldorf Art Supplies and Crafting Ideas

Arts, crafts and handwork are key elements of the Waldorf Steiner philosophy and children are provided with the most beautiful high quality art supplies and materials. Waldorf crafts engage the head, hands, and heart of the child at the same time. At home, parents and children creating simple crafts together provides a lovely shared experience and…

Writing and reading: the two most important skills to teach a child

Writing and reading the two most important skills to teach a child

It could be argued that writing alongside reading, are probably the two most important skills to teach a child and help them prepare for the world ahead, indeed writing is a skill that as adults, we often take for granted because it is practically second nature to us, and we probably do not remember a…

The Montessori approach to music

Nienhuis Montessori Music - Bells set

The Montessori approach to music is based upon the understanding that young children learn first through their experiences and senses. By at once engaging the ear, the eye, the voice, the hand, the body, and the soul the whole of the child is actively involved in the entire musical experience. Maria Montessori once said: “Music can…

Must-Have Montessori Materials For Home Learning

Montessori prepared environment Must-Have Montessori Materials For Home Learning_Nienhuis Montessori PInk Tower

Maria Montessori believed that a prepared environment is vital in helping children to learn whilst becoming independent and confident. Specialist Montessori materials are wonderfully designed to help children learn the important skills they need for practical life, language, math and all areas of the curriculum. But where do you begin? What are the must-have Montessori…

Autumn Season Collection

Autumn themed toys - Learning about Autumn and the seasons

Teia Education have put together a special collection of autumn themed toys and learning materials offering fun ways to learn about the seasons and to bring Autumnal inspiration to your play or home-school curriculum. This collection of the best educational toys, high quality learning materials and handmade wooden toys for the autumn season will help…