Toddlers - Ages 15 Months to 3 Years Old
Maria Montessori noticed that young children are naturally drawn to the types of things that allow them to put their sense of order to use. They also have an inner developmental drive towards independence.
Montessori lessons for toddlers promote self-sufficiency, have a built-in control of error, appeal to the senses, and strengthen both gross and fine motor skills. They are geared towards a very young child's developmental interests.
A primary goal of Montessori philosophy is: "Help me to do it myself". We want to encourage children to learn by doing and to guide them to a sense of learning and accomplishment that comes from their everyday tasks and activities
In the Toddler class, the exercises of practical life are primarily concerned with fostering coordination and control of movement, concentration, and independence. As children repeat the activities, their concentration and coordination increase, and they become more independent in their ability and desire to care for themselves and their environment. Amazingly, toddlers wipe up spills, sponge off tables, set the table for snack, and wash dishes.