We all heard the word Montessori tossed around a lot lately. But do we all know and understand what it means?
Montessori is a system of education for young children that seeks to develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods. This ideology aims to encourage children to reach their full potential in all areas, and expands their imagination and enthuses their innermost core. In other words, it’s based on the learner’s learning rather than the teacher’s teaching.
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What are the benefits?
The Montessori method develops several skills for your children such as cooperative playing, self-discipline, social skills, and it inspires creativity. Several studies show that the Montessori method fosters the basic educational skills such as reading, listening, and writing. So, as a mum, exposing your child to this method comes with great benefits!
How can I use the Montessori approach?
It’s simple, you can do so by introducing Montessori educational toys to your child. Montessori toys are made from natural materials, with no distractions (like whistles or bells), and they have a purpose.
Here is a list for the best Montessori toys for babies and toddlers:
Decorations can contribute in stimulating your baby’s senses. Unlike battery-operated mobiles, this one is made of wood and is moved by the slightest breeze of air teaching your baby in the crib about cause and effect. Not to mention it is extremely captivating!
Teethers might not be exactly made from natural materials, but this one is considered a Montessori toy for the following reasons: first, it’s softness makes it easy for the baby to grasp and mouth. It won’t roll away and frustrate young babies. Also, the squeaks it makes will teach the kids more about cause and effect, and color!
Whether you set up your baby’s room with the Montessori approach, or you introduce it through toys and games, we assure you it is one of the best methods to develop your children’s senses and skills and it prepares them to explore the outer world!