According to Dr. Maria Montessori (1967), the child’s environment “must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences” (p. 81). Learning environments must be carefully prepared to allow infants and toddlers to explore and direct their own learning as they become more and more independent. Watch the video, 01 Preparation for Life: Montessori Infant-Toddler Communities. Then, respond to the following:
- Briefly describe the three aspects of the infant-toddler sensitive period of development (movement, order, and language).
- Identify and describe how the learning environments in the video support this development.
- Review your response to this week’s Discussion One, “Developmentally Appropriate Centers.” After viewing the video on Montessori learning environments, describe how would you change or enhance your learning center.
- Bullard, J. (2010). Creating environments for learning: Birth to age eight. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
- Chapter 7: Developing Literacy Centers
- Chapter 8: Developing Manipulative and Sensory Centers
- Chapter 9: Developing Science Centers
- Chapter 10: Developing Math Centers
- Chapter 11: Developing Block and Building Centers
Please ensure the assignment is at least 300 words. The required resources are listed above feel free to use any additional resources. The assignment should be in APA format.
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