The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being

October 31, 2020
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being

Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful,attentive, and easygoing parent.It's time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principlesdeveloped by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies showshow to turn life with a "terrible two" into a mutually rich andrewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery.With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living witha toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child'snatural curiosity, from "Trust in the child" to "Fostering a senseof wonder." Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines withease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings,losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to:Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with loveand respect—without resorting to bribes or punishmentSet up your home and get rid of the chaosCreate Montessori activities that are just right for yourone-to-three-year-oldRaise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the worldaround themSee the world through your toddler's eyes and be surprised anddelighted by their perspectiveBe your child's guide—and truly celebrate every stage