Montessori Subscription Benefits
One of my favorite parts of parenting is sharing experiences and adventures with my kids. I love seeing my kids’ faces light up when we tackle a project for the first time together. In these moments, we’re solely focused on a common goal. Because these moments can get sucked away by the busyness of dishes, laundry, emails, and carpool lines, I like to get support to make these experiences happen. Montessori subscription toolboxes are a perfect tool for that type of support. Here are three Montessori subscription benefits:
1. Montessori Subscriptions Offer Expert-Planned Activities
Montessori and early education experts create, test, and back Montessori subscription toolboxes. While I am familiar with the Montessori method and have loved bringing it into our home, I am not a Montessori expert. Montessori teachers undergo extensive training to pursue their profession. Planning Montessori activities and gathering quality resources takes significant time and energy for me. Using a lot of energy in the planning phase often leaves me with less enthusiasm for the activity itself. In the busyness of life, it’s possible that my envisioned activity may never actually happen. The subscription Toolboxes from Montessori by Mom provide everything for age-appropriate and child-directed learning on a variety of subjects and themes.
For example, the Montessori by Mom Learning Language Toolbox includes a set of language miniatures, 160 moveable alphabet cards, a letter workbook, a sand tray set, a tripod grip pencil, handwriting practice grids and paper, and language posters, among other materials. I love and appreciate that an expert has carefully selected these items. I also appreciate that I can purchase all of these items in one place. Maybe it is possible that I could plan these activities and then find and purchase the required items and resources individually, but I can only imagine how much time and energy that would take.
Montessori subscriptions save time and energy in the planning process. This leaves more time for adults and kids to connect through the activities. Kids also benefit because they get to experience activities planned by a Montessori expert.
2. Montessori Subscription Toolboxes Provide All The Materials You Need (And Nothing More)
One of the most significant Montessori subscription benefits is that these subscriptions provide exactly what you need. Many times, I have ordered activity supplies from an online purveyor and received items that are not quite right. They might be too big, too small, or of poor quality. I value that the box’s supplier vets the materials in Montessori subscription toolboxes.
Additionally, I have found that it’s very hard to order the perfect number of items for a given activity. As I continue my journey of parenting, I am becoming more and more aware of the time and costs of excess materials in my home. Once I have paid for the extra materials, I am faced with organizing and then storing them. If I need the extra materials in the future, it is not certain that I will remember that we own them and where they are. Over time, clutter can build up and have negative consequences. I appreciate that Montessori subscription toolboxes contain all of the materials for activities and nothing extra. This avoids the burden of finding and purchasing the perfect items and organizing and storing any extras.
Montessori subscription toolboxes are self-contained, which makes it easier to gift or donate them to another family to be used again. In my experience, this is not as easy when supplies are gathered on an individual scale. Another benefit of self-contained toolboxes is that they can be taken to another location, making them suitable for travel or visits to another home.
3. Montessori Subscription Toolboxes Unlock Helpful Communities
I value the support and camaraderie of a community of like-minded parents. This is not something I always realized I needed, but I have gotten so much encouragement and many great ideas from other parents. When bringing Montessori into the home, it can be helpful to connect with other parents and also Montessori experts.
Some Montessori subscription toolboxes, like Montessori by Mom, offer subscribers access to an online community. Montessori by Mom offers a private Facebook community called Montessori Made Easy – From Montessori By Mom. There, parents can ask questions, share ideas, and get support. Online communities can help subscribers get the most out of their subscriptions. Subscribers can also easily get clarification about any material or activity they are unsure about.
In addition to community support, many Montessori subscriptions include educational materials to help parents learn about Montessori and how to present activities. Montessori by Mom Toolboxes include detailed video explanations and demonstrations to make Montessori as easy and authentic as possible for parents.
Experience Montessori Subscription Benefits for Yourself
While Montessori subscription toolboxes are a financial investment, there are many potential benefits for children and families. Kids benefit from expert-created Montessori activities, and parents benefit from less planning, shopping, and gathering materials. Parents and kids may also benefit from the support of an online community. From my perspective, one of the most significant and important Montessori subscription benefits is the possibility of more opportunities for parents and kids to connect over shared experiences. I encourage parents to give Montessori subscription toolboxes a try and see how they work for their families.
Kelly Marie is a former scientist and mother of three young kids. She enjoys writing about her experiences in parenting and regularly creates free printable resources for parents and teachers for her blog Hey Kelly Marie. She currently lives in Kentucky with her family.