Sunday, May 20, 2012

Montessori and Timetables

After reading a parent's comment (Thanks Lori!) on another post, Montessori Environments for Infants and Toddlers: How to Handle Chaos, we wanted to make sure to note that you should expect different results and developmental timetables for each child, especially during the toddler years.

After material or lessons are presented, your child may appear to backtrack a bit on material he or she seemed to have already mastered. Or seemingly simple tasks such as carrying a tray or rolling a mat may not go smoothly for awhile. This frequently happens as your child goes through different developmental stages, and various activities will take on new aspects -- and then new problems or issues will arise. When this happens, shift your focus (see our post link above) and proceed with another type of activity.

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