Toileting is more than just a milestone. It is an everyday skill that is about independence and self esteem. Toilet learning, is more child-led, more about a child learning to use the toilet and less about an adult telling the child "you've gotta pee now, the way i want, when i say so."
Let us take language. So in the first stage, the baby is only hearing and assimilating, and can respond with basic sounds - grunts, cries and coos. Slowly, the baby can differentiate sounds. That is when we introduce the phonetic alphabet. Then the baby learns to join these sounds to create complex sounds and associate it to a meaning(words). Then, the child learns to string words together to form meaningful sentences. And finally, the child learns to also put the language learnt in written form. When I received the package from Skola I was beyond excited because I wanted to see first hand what the hoopla was all about.
For all the parents who have asked me a quick sum up of the montessori principles, especially, principles you can follow at home, with examples, this one is for you. Im a newbie myself, but these are some principles that have helped us and now we realize, we follow them unconsciously. They have become a way of life at home. Read on for simple ABC principles you can easily incorporate at home.
When children set out to learn a certain “something”, the journey to learn that is critical. Read on to know how you can set your child on a learning journey through play.
Read on to find out why there is so much hoopla about early learning; why choosing the right toy is important and how to go about it.