“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
– Maria Montessori
The children in our 2 to 3 class are our youngest learners at Skokie Montessori School. We welcome our youngest students by incorporating Montessori methods into our safe, nurturing and specially designed small scale classroom to appeal to children’s unlimited curiosity.
-Multi-age classrooms feature custom-sized tables and chairs, sinks and stools, bookshelves and mirrors, and indoor and outdoor play areas, all designed to appeal to the child’s natural curiosity.
-Activities are positioned around the room for toddlers to choose independently. These activities allow toddlers to begin to experience concepts of sequence, form, shape, movement, and sound. The activities change and evolve as the child grows physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
-Toddlers very much enjoy learning practical skills. Activities, which up until now have been going on around them, but which they can now do themselves: getting dressed, preparing lunch, setting the table, sweeping the floor, etc. Being able to do things for themselves creates an instantaneous surge of pride at this age.