Home School Collections
Do you have one or more children at home that you are educating according to the Montessori language curriculum? Then these collections are for you.
You don't need everything a typical classroom teacher needs because you don't have 30 children in your environment. Instead, you need a good selection of materials to get the work going and then to inspire the children to ultimately create their own materials. This collection is a great way to get them started.
Choose from our Toddler, Pre-Reading, Beginning Reading (Phonics), or Reading Comprehension, or Homeschool Starter collections.
These cards and objects are the perfect way to introduce toddlers to language work. We make these cards with a food-grade laminate (8 mil) that is a bit sturdier than our standard laminate (5 mil). All of our materials comply with CPSIA-guidelines so you don't have to worry if they start chewing!
Before your preschooler can read, they need to build up their vocabulary knowledge (internal dictionary), phonemic awareness (ability to hear the sounds in words), letter-sound knowledge (matching the symbols of language with their sounds) and their segmenting ability (ability to link letters to build words). Here is a small collection of core materials designed specifically to support these foundational skills.
At some point, usually after a lot of practice with the movable alphabets, you'll notice that your children are starting to sound out words they see in their environment. As soon as you notice this, it's time to introduce phonetic reading! Our goal here is to help the children realize that they can read by offering them predictable words that follow the phonetic rules of English. That limits us to about half of our language! We want to give them lots of practice at this word-based level so that they gain confidence in their ability to read and begin to develop their capacity to automatically read common words. This collection is designed to specifically support the beginning reader.
After children are strong readers at the word level (see our beginning reading materials), they are ready to go deep in to the complexities of language. In addition to reading fiction (make sure you schedule weekly trips to your local library to feed their reading appetite), they also will want to move onto phrases, scientific terms, zoological classifications, and more. This is where you can really guide and encourage them to develop their interests into fields of inquiry.
This may happen anywhere from age 5 to 9 but age ranges are highly variable and in Montessori, we follow the child, not their birth date. This collection is designed specifically to support reading comprehension in emerging readers.
If you want one-stop shopping to get your homeschool work started, choose this collection of the core materials you need to start.
You can also check out the quick video we made with one possibility for fitting the language program on two shelves at home! This option lets you rotate materials in and out of our beautiful cloth pouches to save on space and keep the room alive with magic: They never know what they'll find inside those pouches!