They also have workshops where adults learn how to observe these different stages of development and provide the child with experiences in the progress of movement, self-direction, and independence.They cover different topics such as sharing toys, bites, new child, sibling rivalry, sphincter control, feeding and all other that may interest parents.
The room is full of space and light. It gives an opportunity to move freely. Take a look at the number of shelves. There are not too many of them. The arrangement of furniture is very age appropriate because it gives a child a movement support in every place of the room. Pay attention to the toy on the little bridge on the front. We usually place different interesting items in the top middle of such bridges or platforms to inspire children to get them and to climb and move.
Look at the apparatus that they use for mobiles hanging. I like so much that it can be folded to the wall. I often get asked how to hang a mobile so this idea is really great. There is a bag with different soft balls in the room. You can use different kind of balls stitched, knitted or braided. Children will touch them, grasp them and follow them as they roll. I like that this pull up bar near the mirror is placed really low so it will meet first child’s attempts to pull up.
The shelves are not cluttered with toys. The pictures on the walls are on the child’s level. I specifically like that they feature just one object so the child can concentrate on it. If there will be lots of things on the picture child would not be able to observe every item properly. Flowers also add a feel of beauty and nature to the room. There is a little table with little chairs. Remember that the chair is age appropriate if the child feet stand on the floor. I like to look at this space because it is very well-thought and even sitting pillows are of 3 primary colors!
Infant environments usually have a chair for baby nourishing. Look at the choice of toys there are musical instruments, ball cylinder, bell cylinder, different balls, rolling toys and grasping toys.
Someone commented that this environment lacks in colors but to my mind it has just enough. The colors in the environment are not too bright and distracting and also we need to remember that at this age we firstly introduce only primary colors to infants. I see parents often buy very colorful toys because they think that plain wooden items would be boring for children. But they will not because parents often look at the toys from their own perspective but not from the child’s perspective. Firstly we should think how to meet the needs of the child.
I think Montessori guides of Delta Montessori make an awesome work to help the infants develop naturally. I hope they school will only grow and develop.
I hope this space was interesting for you and it inspired you.