Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three

Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three Author Paula Polk Lillard
ISBN-10 0805211128
ISBN-13 9780805211122
Year 2003-07-22
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Schocken
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What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self formation How does the Montessori method of hands on learning and self discovery relate to the youngest infants This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions Based on Dr Maria Montessori s instructions for raising infants its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies From the design of the baby s bedroom to the child sized kitchen table from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children They introduce concepts and tasks taking into account childrens sensitive periods for learning such skills as dressing themselves food preparation and toilet training Brimming with anecdote and encouragement and written in a clear engaging style Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm competent and confident children

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