“Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements.”
Dr Maria Montessori
- Enriching Environments for Piccolini (Toddlers)
“We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active. “Dr Maria Montessori
- How to Create an Enriching Environment
We are seeking to create environments for our littlest people that offer them the joy and freedom of early childhood, with nourishment for their minds, bodies and souls. These are practical living spaces that work for our children, meaning that …
- Creativity in the young child
Creativity with young children is a beautiful path of discovery for both you and them.
- The Importance of Rich Language
In an Enriching Environment we immerse our child in rich, expressive language from the start.
- For the love of food!
Involving your child in food preparation (when you have absolutely no time to do so)
- Giving children the tools they need to self regulate
“Compassion is by nature, peaceful and gentle, but it is also very powerful”Dalai LamaThe importance of the allowing of our children’s feelings, without denying, invalidating or suppressing them cannot be underestimated. We live in a highly stressed modern world with …
- The Magic of Rhythm and Ritual
The importance of establishing rhythm in our days and creating rituals around this rhythm cannot be underestimated.
- The Power of Respectful Communication
Positive relationships are built from respectful communication.
- How to create a Spiritually Enriching Environment?
We seek to have our homes as a Spiritually Enriching Environment, as much for ourselves as for our children. We seek to create a nourishing and soul-enriching place where the whole family can find calm and stillness, relaxation and fun, …
- The Emotionally Enriching Environment
In an Emotionally Enriching Environment, we give the gift of a childhood full of fun and lightness.
- The Spiritually Enriching Environment
A Spiritually Enriching Environment is one that nourishes a child in mind, body and spirit. It recognises our children as unique, divine beings with their own path to travel and challenges to overcome.
- Humour and Playfulness
Being with young children is exhilarating, illuminating and filled with joy.
- Supporting our child when they hit or bite
For many parents, the Picolini (toddler) stage – from walking to 3 years old – is the most exciting; their little baby can now walk, run and climb, and fully explore the wonder and beauty of the world around them.
- The Rhythm of Bedtime
The process of grounding and centering our child in preparation for a restful night for all of the family is as important as the practical arrangements for bedtime.