Making Montessori our own.
I think that's one of the downsides to doing Montessori at home. Since it's all about letting the child choose, you have to learn to live with the fact that some of the things you spend all of your time and/or money on are not going to get used. (I console myself with the fact that we plan to have more children, so someone should end up using this stuff. Beeper almost never uses anyting more than twice.)
hear! hear! :)The worst is when they DON'T use it.... I'll never forget the lesson of '06. Never make a bunch of something 'unique' when your child's been enjoying it for awhile. Odds are if it's been awhile...it's on it's way out SOON... Nephew's enjoying them though! ;)
Don't lose hope -- keep in mind that most kids are in a pre-primary classroom from 3 to 6, which gives them 3 years to work with the materials.
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