As a former AMI Montessori Primary teacher, a mother of three grown children and an interior design consultant, The Prepared Nest concept pulled at my heart: share Montessori inspiration and encourage a Montessori lifestyle in ALL family homes! Creating children’s rooms and home spaces that are beautiful, calm, natural, enriching and inviting to the child will enhance the child’s innate development, and a Montessori lifestyle can strengthen family relationships. The goal is reason enough; to help children develop to their fullest potential.
A home environment based on the child’s innate needs and abilities fosters self-confidence, focus, self-discipline and ultimately, the child’s independence. Providing children safe and thoughtful spaces for hands-on play and exploration will stimulate their natural curiosity and love for learning. Child development experts agree that the first six years of one’s life are the most critical years of brain development. The “prepared environment” can easily be applied to a child’s daily life by following his/her natural tendencies. This foundation will serve the child well in the educative years ahead.
The Prepared Nest shares ideas, recommendations and Montessori home inspiration to enhance the natural learning development of children in their most formative years— birth to six. Please follow my Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, and together we can ‘follow the child’.