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Montessori from the Start : The Child at Home from Birth to Age Three (Paperback) (Paula Polk Lillard &
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What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby's bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.
A guide for parents with children up to the age of three explains how to apply the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery to infants and toddlers, providing advice on such areas as designing a baby's bedroom, utilizing child-sized furniture, and teaching introductory skills including dressing and toilet training. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 259
Sub-Genre: Teaching Methods + Materials / General
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Paula Polk Lillard & Lynn Lillard Jessen
Street Date: July 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-1900