Lower School
Toddler Program: 12 Months - 3 Years

Montessori Activities You Can Do at Home with Your Toddler

by Bridget Uptgrow, Toddler Teacher and Parent Enrichment Coordinator

July 14, 2020

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the objective of a Montessori education was not to fill a child with facts but to create their own natural desire to learn.

This idea does not only apply to the classroom environment, but it can guide what we do at home with our children. 

Here you will find some ideas, activities and suggestions that guide Barrie School's  Montessori practice, and that can be used at home in the areas of Practical Life, Food Preparation, and more!

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July 28, 2020

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed." – Dr Maria Montessori.

A Montessori education strives to make the child independent and able to do things on their own. This can only happen by giving children opportunities to dress themselves, choose what they want to do, to move, and to help adults with tasks. When children are able to do things for themselves they increase their self confidence, self esteem and belief in themselves.

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Our Toddler Program is designed to meet the needs of the ever inquisitive toddler. At this age, children learn best by doing. Our thoughtfully Prepared Environments allow for plenty of hands-on activities that introduce new concepts and allow ample time for independent practice. Areas of our curriculum encompass, Language, Sensorial, Practical Life, Math, Science and Culture. Art is a regular part of each day with various media available and ready for each child’s independent exploration.

Toddlers build self confidence, skills of independence, and social skills while growing academically, physically, and emotionally.

Our Toddler Program is rounded out with weekly music, Spanish, and PE classes. Pony rides also take place weekly during the late Summer, Fall and Spring.

Toddlers explore Barrie's 45 acre wooded campus on a regular basis.