After reading my previous post, my mom said to me "Favorite daughter, you should check out Montessori ideas and techniques." (that's almost a direct quote)
I added that comment to my mental shelf of things that pinged (real word...to me) my interest.
This morning as I was perusing Pinterest, my new obsession to finding cool ideas/crafts/decor (basically online bulletin boards that people create to store/organize/share ideas), I stumbled upon a blog written by a woman that had the coolest toddler play areas throughout her house. Low and behold, she mentions incorporating Montessori ideas in her home. I immediately bought one of the books she recommends. Lightbulbs are aligning.
Then I did a Pinterest search of "Montessori" and though I don't know why all the toddler bedrooms consist of mats directly on the floor, a carefully chosen selection of a few toys, and lots of books, I can tell you that that is EXACTLY the way I arranged my toddler's room last month when I re-organized.
Right now, this short video is about the extent to my knowledge of Montessori.
Hmmm... I'm definitely intrigued.! For the record, I am fighting my inner "go public school" speech until I finish my research on this idea.