I decided long ago that Montessori would suit my daughter and I in working towards learning to read and write. The reasons being that I recognised that she needs structure but in a fluid manner where the lessons moulded to her instead of her being required to march to the lessons. I also needed a structure to make me feel secure in approaching something that I had never done before! I approach it differently than traditional Montessori methods in that I bring the materials to her rather than waiting for her to approach the materials as would happen in a Montessori classroom. I do this because we are at home and it isn't set out as a classroom and therefore I draw her attention to them, presenting things in a way that suits her. Through the last 18 months of my training I have developed the confidence to take the original materials and adapt them to suit our situation and these photos are an example of that!