Art and Crafts · Sensorial · Threes to Sixes · Under Ones

Making Newborn Danglies

A newborn’s vision is blurry beyond ten inches and their perception of color is hazy, so the very first Montessori material is a black and white mobile with crisp lines and simple shapes. The Munari mobile, as it’s called, is simple yet interesting, making it intriguing and stimulating to a newborn while not being overstimulating.… Continue reading Making Newborn Danglies

Toys · Under Ones

Organizing Baby Toys

A huge component of Montessori education is preparing children’s environments to meet their developmental needs. The goal is to create spaces within which children can thrive with relative independence. To create such a child-friendly space, it’s necessary to: Remove opportunities for children to behave in unpreferred ways by, for example, Keeping adult-only items out-of-reach Moving… Continue reading Organizing Baby Toys