Follow the child is a popular hashtag on instagram, but aside from letting kids pick their own books and toys what does it look like in practice? Sometimes it means trusting them when they tell you “I’m ready.”
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.