June 6, 2009

Montessori Infant Toddler Program


A friend of mine asked for some photos of our Infant Toddler learning area at the Montessori Learning Community, so I thought I'd share the pics - there are heaps! Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35832724@N02/?saved=1

If you would like to learn more about Montessori for Infants and Toddlers, check out my other blog http://www.montessorihomes.blogspot.com/ for tutorials, articles, materials to buy and more.


Enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for letting me see your inviroment.

    María

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing the photos of your classroom!

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  3. Hi, I've just come across your blog and wanted to say thank you so much for posting this picture and link. I've been implementing the montessori environment in my home, and it has been helpful to see a classroom setup. I look forward to reading more!

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  4. It's gorgeous Meg :) How's the new job going?

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  5. These pictures of your classroom and activities are invaluabl. Thank you for going to the trouble to photograph, post, and comment on each activity. I am forwarding your page to all of my friends implementing Montessori practices. Thanks!!!

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  6. Thank you so much for the pictures. I too have been trying to incorporate stuff at home and your pictures are wonderful!! How did you do the ikea table and which ikea table and bins did you use? thanks. Sonja

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  7. I'm glad that so many have found the pictures of the toddler's environment helpful. I guess it's true when they say a picture is worth a thousand words!
    The Ikea table (Mammut) was cut with a jigsaw, and the trays (Trofast) fit nicely into the hole, are not to heavy when full of water, and are not too shallow for sand. This would work with any table though, and I have even seen an old second-hand children's table with a regular bucket (with handle still attached for easy lifting and emptying) work just as well.

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  8. Thanks so much for the photos. My sister just recently and her first child and knowing i worked in a Montessori preschool wanted me to work with her little boy with Montessori Material. Having never worked in an infant/toddler program I am researching what to use to start off and your pictures have been a great help.

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  9. Hi Meg,

    Its Bron here, great to find you online, you've been really busy since I last saw you...hey where are these pictures of? I am having trouble finding out about all the infant stuff going on in WA...

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  10. Thank you for sharing this! I just found your blog today and I'm so glad I did! Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Warmly,
    Mari-Ann
    Counting Coconuts
    www.countingcoconuts.blogspot.com

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  11. I love your environment and have been looking for an infant toy hanger like the one shown. Did someone make it? I would like to make one of my own and would love the dimensions. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Hi Jacquie

    A handy dad at the parent community made the infant mobile hanger. I showed him a picture of the hanger in the Michael Olaf catalogue and he copied it from there. I think the one that Michael Olaf sell is much smaller. He used broomstick handles (the replacement ones you can buy at a hardware store) for the legs, so I would guess these have a standard height. In reality the whole thing was pretty big, but it worked well because we had heaps of kiddos around it was really difficult to unbalance it. I would go for something smaller for home use.

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  13. Could you tell me where you got the shape sorter box with the drawer and changeable lids? It is in your infant photos which have been a wonderful help to me! Any other ideas for a 9 month old. I have the peg and egg, discovery blocks, basket of balls, basket of socks, stainless steel nesting bowls, small square bean bags made with different texture material...........hmmmm.....anything else?

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  14. Oh my Gosh! I just your blog! The pictures are the best ever! Thank you for posting them! I did put your blog up on my blog list!
    http://discoverydaysandmontessorimoments.blogspot.com/

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  15. I've been taking my little sister to her little day care programs lately. She loves them. It is a great way to help your children be more social. I have heard they have really good infant programs in Minneapolis from a friend.

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