With Montessori, we try to support the child’s development of independence from infancy. we often address movement, toileting, care of self and the environment. What about communication? Can we support independence with communication from infancy? Can we help our babies tell us what they are thinking? Yes! One of the ways that we help our … More Can you help your baby tell you what she’s thinking?
Month 4 = weeks 14 to 18 This is the 6th post in this series where I am attempting to share some of the ways that we applied the Montessori principles from birth. Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Observations at 15 weeks Handling the Child I’m sorry it has taken me so long to … More Applying Montessori Principles from Birth: Month 4
Handling With this series, I hope to highlight some of the philosophical applications of Montessori that are often ignored while people focus mostly on the materials. One of them is the attitude to the child especially during handling. In her book Understanding the human being, Silvana Montanaro defines handling as body contact with the child … More Applying Montessori Principles from Birth: Handling the child
Month 3 = weeks 9 to 13 This is the 3rd post in this series where I am attempting to share some of the ways that we applied the Montessori principles from birth. Month 1 Month 2 Mobiles During the third month, we continued to use the visual mobiles including the butterflies, the dancers and … More Applying Montessori Principles from Birth: Month 3
Wow! I am humbled by all the attention the last post seems to have gotten, and excited to be somehow helpful to new parents. My dreams are coming true. Thank you for reading and sharing… and subscribing. I hope you continue to find this series helpful and also look around, I have written other posts … More Applying Montessori Principles from Birth: Month 2
I frequently get asked about materials and activities for each month of the child’s life. I have decided to answer these questions by going back to our pictures and doing posts on what we found useful for each month. This is the first post. A place for everything: We created the four areas recommended which are: … More Applying Montessori Principles from Birth: Month 1
“The tiny child’s absorbent mind finds all its nutriment in its surrounding. Here it has to locate itself and build itself from what it takes in. Especially at the beginning of life must we therefore make the environment as interesting and attractive as we can. “ – Maria Montessori (The Absorbent Mind) We set up … More Our Infant Room