My guest blogger, Mariana, is a dear friend and my personal Montessori guru. Last week I told you a little about her (which you can find here), and asked you to submit some questions you’d like answered. We had a fantastic response and decided to tackle a big one first! Although this question pertains to a toddler classroom, I found so many helpful tips in Mariana’s answer as a mother of a three year old. As I read her response, I heard myself saying, “ohhhhhhh” and “that makes so much sense now!” So, whether you’re a Montessori teacher, a parent homeschooling your child or someone just trying to understand the way toddlers work, this post is for you.
I have a question regarding running a Montessori inspired toddler room. There are 10 toddlers and 2 teachers, sometimes only 1 when nappy changes, etc. need to be done, in the room. The children range in age from 14 months to 2 1/2 years. We would really appreciate some tips on setting up a room which meet the needs of all the children? We are unfortunately not in a position to have both indoor and outdoor environments open.