This morning I visited the Montessori Parent Child Class at I Am Montessori (Brisbane, Australia). I loved it! I love Montessori toddler environments and I love Parent Child classes!
Parent Child Classes provide parents with the opportunity to see, possibly for the first time, a genuine Montessori environment. They serve as parent education, parents (and caregivers) can talk to Montessori educators, talk with other Montessori parents and also get many ideas suitable for the home environment. This classroom is fully stocked with Montessori materials so parents can look around and see what is suitable for their child. It can be life changing to see Montessori in action.
Ready to look around?
This Parent Child class is for children from around 10 months (from around when the child starts walking) to six years. This classroom has both 0-3 and 3-6 materials and areas. These pictures are just a snapshot of the environment provided.
Above are some toddler shelves with some language and matching work.
Above is some language work with sandpaper letters and a chalkboard.
Care of self area with a mirror, tissues, hairbrush and handwashing. I love the full length mirror provided here.
Practical life shelves including flower arranging and apple slicing.
The practical life shelves were the most used area while I was here! Not surprisingly, most children in this age range love practical life. Flower arranging is always a lovely activity!
More practical life shelves including dressing frames.
Above is a snapshot of the shelves in the cultural area.
You can find further details about the I Am Montessori Parent Child Classes here. Thank you to Rebecca and the team at I Am Montessori for having me this morning!
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