Our friend Janene brought a few of her Montessori Education resource manuals along on a recent visit. Montessori is very committed to recognizing the value of childrens’ independence and self discovery.
In addition to recommending some pretty cool wooden developmental toys and reiterating the warnings I had already heard about “walkers” the resource manual recommended storing Harper Sues toys at a level that was accessible to her. This allows her to independently choose which toys she is interested in playing with and will eventually allow her to also put them away when playtime is over. She LOVES her new found access and her physical agility has improved since she has a strong motivation toward reaching her favorite Angel Bear.