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Tiny Treasures

Montessori Based Learning Hub

  1. Emphasis on Practical Life Skills: Two-year-olds are eager to learn how to do things for themselves, and the Montessori approach focuses heavily on practical life skills. Activities may include things like pouring, sweeping, and washing dishes, which not only develop motor skills but also promote independence and self-confidence.

  2. Hands-on Learning: Montessori classrooms for two-year-olds are filled with hands-on materials that encourage exploration and experimentation. Children may work with things like puzzles, building blocks, and shape-sorters, which help to develop fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and problem-solving abilities.

  3. Socialization: Montessori classrooms for two-year-olds emphasize socialization and the development of social skills. Children have opportunities to work together on projects and play together, learning important skills like sharing, taking turns, and communication.

  4. Language Development: The Montessori approach places a strong emphasis on language development, and two-year-olds are encouraged to explore language in a variety of ways. Teachers may read books aloud, sing songs, and use language-rich materials like picture cards and word games to help children develop their vocabulary and communication skills.

  5. Respect for the Child: Perhaps most importantly, the Montessori approach emphasizes respect for the child. Teachers are trained to observe each child's individual needs and interests and to create an environment that supports each child's unique development. Children are given the freedom to explore and learn at their own pace, with guidance and support from their teachers.

Montessori Based Resources

  1. Montessori for Toddlers: What to Expect in a Montessori Toddler Classroom

  2. The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being (book) by Simone Davies

  3. Montessori Toddler Environment Set-Up: What Do You Really Need?

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