Dr. Montessori recognized that toddler aged children absorb great amounts of knowledge from their environment quickly and effortlessly. The Montessori toddler classroom is thoughtfully prepared to foster the growth of this unique and extremely important period of time and is a nurturing and rich learning environment.
For those of you who haven’t seen a Montessori toddler program in action, you are in for a treat. This environment is beautiful and amazing; teachers supporting the child’s abilities, choice of work, development of practical life skills, and satisfaction in growing independence applied at this young age. So many physical and cognitive skills are just coming online and the whole world is opening up to them for their exploration and mastery. To have this happen in a Montessori prepared environment tailored to their size, abilities, and interests is a gift!
In this video, you see a Toddler Program student utilizing fine motor skills and concentration as he is fully absorbed in his work, regardless of external stimuli.