Functional play starts early and lasts until the child is 24 months. The Montessori infant materials are particularly effective for accommodating the Functional Play phase as they isolate the stimulus and have a strong control of error. Read on to learn more about this early play phase.
From the outside it appears Montessori has so many rules and philosophies that it's easy to become overwhelmed, especially since most mainstream stores only stock a few items suitable for a Montessori homes. In truth the guidelines are very straightforward and easy to follow.
Do we model joy? Do we model a thirst for knowledge? Do we model tranquility? Are we showing our children that life is a wonderful thing to live or an endless round of work and repeat?
A Montessori approach to offering choice to your toddler; how to create a parent respectfully and avoid conflict.
The Montessori Circle Puzzle is an instantly recognisable piece of equipment, common in many infant environments, but why are there so many variations of the same puzzle?