Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Between Infancy and Toddlerhood: Choosing Curriculum Material

A lot of you have written us to ask which Montessori teaching album is best for your 2 to 3 1/2 year old children.

We highly encourage everyone with children in this age group to start with the Montessori for Infants and Toddlers teaching album instead of moving directly to the Primary class album because a number of key lessons such as use of the Imbucare boxes, Object Permanence Boxes, refined hand and wrist movement projects, and language and interaction work provide important building blocks for overall growth and development.

Language leading to reading and writing is a natural progression that we do not rush in the Montessori classroom. The infant and toddler album contains a lot of material that is focused on developing overall language skills that your child can build upon at his or her own pace.

Questions? Send them along in comment form to share with everyone!