Monday, March 14, 2011
Children Working At Play
Maria Montessori, a doctor and pioneer educator, believes that "children have a drive for positive interactions with their environment." She states that, "Play meets a basic human instinct for exploration. It is a basic instinct of human beings to master their environments in order to feel safe and secure." This hits home for me as I help Jude explore every inch of his environment. He needs to turn everything upside down and backwards to understand all of it's capabilities, and then some! Who would have thought toy bins can turn into stepping stones, jump-off blocks, stacking toys and lounging chairs. And I'm sure he's got a few more tricks up his sleeves!
Keeping it fun,
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. How hard do your kids/grandkids work at play?
Creating Indoor Spaces for Toddlers