If you're looking for a gentle, hands-on approach to teach your children, the Montessori home school method may be just what you are looking for.
The Montessori teaching method is very student-led and is based on Dr Maria Montessori's scientific study of a child's learning processes; children learn through living.
Dr Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician, founded the Montessori method in 1907.
She discovered that children teach themselves, when you provide an environment filled with developmentally appropriate activities.
Homeschooling 3-6 Year Olds...
Children under six learn at their own pace through hands-on activities, using all of their five senses. Children also learn by participating fully in the routines of everyday life to build independence and self-esteem.
When setting up your home school for your 3-6 year olds, you will want to select quality educational materials and resources for hands-on learning.
Hands-on learning makes abstract concepts clear and concrete. Your young students will easily see and understand difficult concepts in mathematics, like adding and subtracting.
For Older Children...
For your older children, you can still use the same Montessori method of learning from their environment, but they will focus on the larger world around them.