Delight and liberty, the simple creed of childhood.~William Wordsworth
What's included for infants and tots birth to 24 months old:
1. Website access to Lisa Nolan's 50 Montessori lesson activities for 0 to 24-month-olds, including un-toys using upcycled and recycled materials and items from around the house. Most lesson activities have pictures, some have photo galleries, and others are text only. The lesson activities are easy to download and save to your computer. Some of the lesson activities can be handmade or prepared with materials from home, others can be bought at Montessori suppliers.
2. Website access to Lisa Nolan's Montessori infant tot articles. The articles are easy to download and save to your computer.
3. Website access to other Montessori resources for infants and tots including recommended books, blogs, websites, and articles.
4. Lisa Nolan's password protected photo galleries.
5. Lisa Nolan's suggested monthly timelines.
Montessori Birth to 24 Months
Articles: The Absorbent Mind & Sensitive Periods in a Nutshell; Fine Motor Development (In Infants); How to Modify Toys in the Environment; How to Rotate Activities; Siblings Working Together.
Birth- to 9-Month-Olds
• Teach object permanence and self awareness.
• Early language and auditory development.
• Develop visual focus and hand-eye coordination.
• Coordination and focus on body movement.
• Early sensorial, tactile focus, and develop sense of touch.
• Enhance curiosity and develop motor and concentration skills.
• Develop concept of self (apart from mom) and ability to focus on others through cooperation and taking turns.
• Develop vision and concentration skills.
• Develop social skills and increase and develop vocabulary.
• Encourage exploration using vision and fine motor skills.
• Build fine motor skills, early language, and auditory development.
• Promote independence, enhance curiosity, and develop focus and concentration.
• Develop auditory discrimination
FAQs: I need some advice in arranging the environment for two six-month-old baby girls; My son flips and turns during his diaper changes and fusses when I put clothes on him... any suggestions?; What about a baby who is constantly throwing things on the ground? How can Montessori methods be applied?
Nine- to 15-Month-Olds
• Reinforce object permanence, a cognitive skill.
• Develop visual perception, focus, and concentration.
• Develop auditory and early language development and fine motor skills.
• Develop fine motor and pre sorting and pre counting skills.
• Experience rhythms in songs, develop listening skills.
• Develop hand and eye coordination
• Social development through cooperation, coordination and balance control.
• Motor and cognitive development, indirect preparation for putting activities away.
• Language expansion, experience and develop sense of temperature.
• Practice listening skills, develop concentration skills.
FAQs: We have a crib mattress, and I am aware of the Montessori Method of putting the mattress on the floor.... I wonder if my child would stay in bed, or if I'd have her playing around in her room until midnight. Should we just move the mattress in and see what happens? Do you recommend having activities out in several rooms (i.e. kitchen, living room, her room)?
15- to 24-Month-Olds
• Early art and practical life skills, fine motor development, and hand-eye coordination.
• Practice and coordinate fine and large motor movements and balancing.
• Teach object permanence.
• Develop listening skills, beginning rhythm and counting skills.
• Develop Stereognostic sense and develop pre-reading skills.
• Practice large motor movement, promote focus and concentration, and develop language.
• Develop early sensorial skills and visual discrimination.
• Develop early independence skills and care of self.
• With meals, when should I start with the whole place mat, plates and utensils?
FAQs: Do you work on activities one per day repeated over a week, till baby masters it, then you move to the next one? Or do you do more than one per day? Do you recommend having activities out in several rooms (i.e. kitchen, living room, her room)? I do have a question regarding the rugs or mats. I have read about them in certain books and have received catalogues that sell them. Should they be a certain color? How many lessons should I present during a day?