How Does TalkBox.Mom Fit Into the Montessori Method of Homeschooling?

You are an awesome Montessori homeschool mom, and you want your child to reach global awareness. You also want your child to learn that they are a citizen of the world. Will learning a foreign language through TalkBox.Mom help your child achieve this?

Absolutely! The TalkBox.Mom program provides your family with the opportunity to learn a foreign language in a “real world” way by using practical phrases you would use in regular life. The phrases that your family learns in a foreign language will be relevant to the home and your community! And beyond that, learning a foreign language will expand your child’s awareness of the world so that they do more good in the world by being able to help more people.

How does TalkBox.Mom fit into the Montessori method of homeschooling?

Answered by Eileen

  • -Maria Montessori believed in educating the whole child. Language is a huge part of that.
  • -The sensitive developmental period for language development is birth to age 6. The child’s brain is very capable of learning a second language along with the native language, especially during that sensitive period.
  • -Cosmic education will give the child an understanding of their place in the universe, seeing the big picture. Realizing there are other continents and counties on our earth.
  • -Knowing about the culture and particularly the languages of other people around the world or even in their own communities will beneficial to raising citizens of the world. TalkBox.Mom will be an excellent tool to learn a foreign language in an accessible and real authentic way.
  • -Pracical Life work is a very important part of a Montessori education for children, especially those 3-6 years old. They will be helping around the kitchen and whole house already, so adding a foreign language to practice life skills will help the language have meaning and stick with the children. TalkBox.Mom will have many practical life phrases to learn.

 

To add TalkBox.Mom to your Montessori homeschool, click here!

Transcript of the Video

How does TalkBox.Mom fit into the Montessori method of homeschooling?

Answered by Eileen

Hi everyone!

My name is Eileen, and I’m here to talk to you about how a

Montessori homeschool education can mix with TalkBox.Mom.

So here’s a little bit about me.

I use a Montessori homeschool mixture with my family at home.

So I went to Montessori school when I was a child from about

18 months till eight years old, and my brother went till he

was a little bit older than I did, and then we went to public

school because our Montessori

school was no longer available.

And when I had my children I decided that I wanted that opportunity

for my own children. But after doing research I saw that

the Montessori School in our city cost $12,000 a year per

child, and I have two children.

So, I didn’t have an extra $24,000 a

year to put my children in a Montessori school.

So I decided that the best way for me to have that opportunity

for my children was to homeschool them, and try my best

to use the Montessori method even though I’m not a trained

guide, and I can’t afford to be trained either,

so that’s a problem.

But we decided to give it a go, and I asked my children what

they wanted to name our school. And they happen to be doing

a science experiment where we had the white carnations in

water where they were absorbing the different colored water.

And, so they happen to say, “White Carnation.” And I thought,

“Well, isn’t that perfect!” because a Montessori education is

all about the child absorbing

information, right?

We know that children’s brains are constantly absorbing

whatever is in their surroundings, who they’re with, the world

around them.

And, so we came up with White Carnation Montessori Homeschool.

So how does that relate to TalkBox.Mom?

Well, if we think about Montessori education and a cosmic

education; we’re focusing on the universe coming down to an

individual child, and we want our children to be able to function

in a world with a variety of cultures,

learn about other people, their languages, their way of life, what

food they eat, people in our own neighborhoods who are similar

to us, and different than us, people around the world on other

continents. And if you think about that, your children will

be very successful in life if they know a language other

than their native language, and I wanted that opportunity

for my children.

So I chose TalkBox.Mom because it seemed like a way

to learn a language

that would be real world;

relevant to their opportunities at home, and in their community,

not just learning random words and phrases that didn’t have

meaning to them.

So let’s talk about how that works in our home. TalkBox,

number one, is all about the kitchen and snacks. And a big

part of a Montessori education when children are young, especially

from three to six, is practical life work. And there are cards

in the foreign language.

My family is doing Spanish.

There are cards about peeling carrots, wiping tables, loading

and unloading the dishwasher; setting the table with forks,

knives, spoons, plates, and bowls, putting food back in the refrigerator,

sweeping the floor, but instead of talking about those practical

life activities in English, we’re talking about them in Spanish.

So my children are going to be able to go out into the world,

and talk to people in their community, and in foreign countries,

in Spanish, hopefully, that’s our goal, but they’re learning

the language while at home doing practical life activities,

which is what Montessori is partly about.

You’re actually learning skills that are going to be useful

long-term down the road. Learning a second language is just

going to be beneficial for the whole global awareness.

And I think that you’ll be able to see how the two methods

of TalkBox.Mom and a Montessori education integrate

really well together.

Click the link below if you want to see how this is going to work

into your Montessori homeschool, like it’s working in mine!

 

To add TalkBox.Mom to your Montessori homeschool, click here!

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