Montessori with Babies

Starting Montessori in infancy has its benefits and Montessori can be implemented in your home from the very first day of your baby’s life, believe it or not.

Baby playing with bead toy

From setting up the home environment and providing the right kinds of stimulation, to communicating with and responding to your newborn, starting Montessori from birth is absolutely possible.

Enjoy browsing through the archives to find out how to do Montessori with babies, from day one!

 

child eating with real dishes at montessori weaning table.

Why You Need a Montessori Weaning Table and Chair

In this article, I’ll go over how a Montessori weaning table and weaning chair play a role in a child’s development, why they are used by Montessori parents, and how to implement these Montessori furniture items. What is a Montessori weaning table? When older babies begin showing an interest in eating solid food, it signifies …

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DIY Montessori baby mobile: black and white balls on left and image of yellow, red and blue on right.

What Baby Mobile Is Best?: A DIY Montessori-Inspired Mobile Activity

What baby mobile is best? There are many different kinds of baby mobiles out there, but which baby mobile is best for their development? Which baby mobiles are Montessori-aligned? As I discussed in my post about high contrast cards, a newborn’s eyesight is not fully developed when they’re born. They don’t see color and can …

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DIY black and white High contrast cards for baby.

DIY High Contrast Cards For Babies: A Fun Montessori Activity For Siblings

What Are High Contrast Cards? High contrast cards are simple black and white patterns that stimulate newborns’ sight and cognitive development. When babies are born the nerve cells in their retina and brain are not yet developed. So for the first three months, they can only see in black, white and gray tones, and only …

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Montessori with babies: baby looking at montessori mobile.

Montessori with Babies: Starting Montessori From Day 1

Everything You Need to Know About the Montessori Method with Babies Most people think about using the Montessori method when it comes time to put their child in preschool. But you can also use these principles much earlier – starting from the time your baby is born. Let’s examine Montessori with babies! Babywearing and Montessori …

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baby climbing stairs during sensitive periods for gross motor development and movement.

How To Encourage Gross Motor Development in Babies

Gross motor skills are larger body movements, such as rolling, crawling, walking or kicking a ball. It is important to encourage gross motor development in babies as it affects their balance and coordination for the rest of their life. *the following are sponsored links* Without proper gross motor development, they may have issues later doing …

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example of creating a yes space for baby, a baby safe room.

Creating A Yes Space For Your Baby

You may have heard the term “yes space” in the Montessori and RIE circles but are unsure of what it means or how exactly to go about creating a yes space in real life. You will get the answers to your questions, as well as photos to use as reference in this article. What is …

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baby led weaning vs purees, baby being spoonfed.

Baby Led Weaning vs Purees: Which Should You Choose and Which is Montessori Aligned?

In this article, you will get a comparison of baby led weaning vs purees. This article covers what baby led weaning is, why parents choose either method, and which method is Montessori aligned. Baby led weaning vs purees If you are an expecting mother or a new mom considering how you will choose to introduce …

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