Here is what on our shelf this week:
These activities are only a tiny part of the day. They are there to stimulate language, develop concentration and introduce the concept of order – placing objects on the same spot; the shelf is always tidy and neat. In my opinion, the most important aspect of development is the personal interaction and freedom of movement – our main focus of every day.
Montessori believed that children have an internal desire to learn about the world around them. After much observation as to how children actually acquired this knowledge, she concluded that they learned best by experiencing things as opposed to fantasizing or pretending about them. In fact, she believed that fantasy play happened primarily because a child’s environment was deficient in stimulating activities.
One of the favorite toys of our Beauty – musical instruments. This one makes a frog sound. She can not do it on her own yet but enjoys observing me and tries to imitate the move with the mallet- from back to front. Here is a nice selection of instruments: Hohner 6 Piece Rhythm Instrument Set
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