I would love to visit this first Montessori school for Autism. Toronto Montessori School for Autism uses Montessori’s concrete equipment and approach for their students. I would love to see Ms. Lane’s school in action. What a wonderful gift she is giving the world!
President Woodrow Wilson provided a Montessori classroom in the White House basement. There was such an excitement about Montessori in the early 1900’s. I wonder what happened?
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Montessori was very interested how different cultures treated their babies. She was fascinated by massaging babies, babies failure to thrive in orphanages, and modern hospital care verses home care for birthing. Overall, you need to observe your baby to find out what is best for him or her. It’s important for a baby to touch and feel his/her environment. This is the first step for cognitive learning. Wide Open on the Mommybahn has some very interesting Montessori ideas for the Montessori baby environment. I provided mirrors for my older babies. There is a stage when they can recognize themselves with great delight. It really doesn’t cause confusion, like it would for a dog. Also, we held our babies, but when we went out I used slings and backpacks. My babies loved them. Many cultures use slings, other use backpacks or baby strollers. I don’t think they are harmful. In fact these items provide a safe place to observe the world.
Montessori Singing has great advice for language development and fun for your Montessori baby. The pictures are fab.