I have an adorable, curious, sweet little boy, 15 months. He's doing so much! I observe him, and I want to offer him apropiate activities to do....
I'm a montessori guide (that's how we are called in spanish, i can't get used to "directress") at the 6-9 level. I don't have lots of experience, i did my 1st practice year as an assistant and then baby came.
My question is...how do I approach a presentation with my little toddler? This is so funny, I got this sorting material (not a classical M one, but something i found interesting) and try to introduce him to it, he started throwing the little rings in the air, and grabed two of them and got going!
I, of course, didn't make an issue of it, let him go, and slowly, one by one, started to pick up.
I was laughing at myself, because i had my idea of him being fascinated by the activity and taking part in it and it was not like that...and it;s Ok!
Then i began wondering...how is this done?how do they work with this age group? i never had much contact with kids this young before i had my own, so i feel so clueless.
I remember taking pictures in the school i used to work, the infants community functioning so smoothly, the kids engaged in something, sitting at the table, sewing!! I can't imagine how the guides get to that point!!
Now i live in another country, so i can't go to the school and ask coworkers....and i'm still waiting for my books to be sent
any of the veteran M people can shed some light on my cluelesness?