\nDeciding upon the Montessori Method for your child and family also means adjusting your lifestyle to living minimally and mindfully.\u00a0 Follow our 6 steps guide that is designed to fit any home and any family.\u00a0 By making simple changes you can achieve an immediate and positive impact.\n\n\nDeclutter\nA Montessori home focuses on simplicity and contains only the essentials for a child\u2019s healthy development.\u00a0 There is nothing in excess with every space, item of furniture and material being selected for a defined purpose.\u00a0 Remove clutter items that fail to serve a purpose or are superfluous in quantity.\u00a0 A distraction-free and calm home supports you and your child\u2019s pace and focus.\n\n\nCreate a \u2018yes\u2019 space for your child.\nCreating a space of freedom of choice and movement is liberating for a child. Design play spaces with open low shelving and limit available materials from 6 to 8.\u00a0 Extend these spaces to your child\u2019s bedroom with a capsule wardrobe and floor bed, bathroom with a self-care station, kitchen with an accessible shelf and dining area with a low level table and chair.\u00a0 Find the joy in observing your child gain independence in their own home environment.\n\n\nSense of order\nA child naturally seeks and is calmed by a sense of order and rhythm.\u00a0 Ensure materials are displayed in a consistent manner with rotations typically kept to every couple of months based on a child\u2019s needs and interests.\u00a0 Daily rhythms naturally evolve for your child and family where activities, household tasks and mealtimes flow in an unrushed manner.\n\n\nPractical life skills\nInclude your child in as many daily life activities as possible. These are wonderful skills you can model to your child and encourage purposeful independence. As a valued member of the family involve them in age-appropriate tasks from emptying items from the dishwasher, unpacking the groceries and simple assistance in the kitchen at mealtimes.\n\n\nPractice mindsets\u00a0\nAn integral part of the Montessori Method is developing our mindset. Each child is unique and, by following their needs, interests and abilities we can provide the best supportive environment for their development.\u00a0 This includes physical materials and also prepared parents who respond to their child with engagement, support and warmth.\u00a0 Aim to include these mindsets in everyday life.\n\n\nMaximise outdoors\nMontessori and minimalist living encourages more time outdoors and in natural surroundings. Maria Montessori speaks of the value of giving each child the opportunity to be in nature and explore the world they live in.\n\n\n\u00a0\nWhen beginning to embrace Montessori and minimalist living start slowly with areas you and your child are most comfortable with.\u00a0 Expand and embrace the approach as it unfolds.