Montessori for children 18 months to 36 months
Dr. Montessori recognized that with stimulation a child's ability to concentrate, absorb and master new ideas and skills increases. The earlier a program of intellectual, physical, sensory and artistic education is begun the more dramatic the results.
- Practical Life Skills: The lessons of practical life support the emerging independence in the child by offering tasks of dressing, grooming and daily living.
- Sensory Training: Sensorial activities challenge the younger child to to solve simple puzzles and to match objects by size, shape, or color.
Language: Language materials such as books, objects and pictures for naming are provided. The most important practice for language development is the conversation between the adult and the child.
Art: Art activities include basic creative work such as cutting paper, gluing, coloring with chalk and crayons, and painting.
Math: Math materials support beginning math skills of sorting objects, making patterns and simple counting.
- Music: Toddlers are introduced to music in several ways; singing with the group, finger plays and movement to music.