Thursday, March 18, 2010

Toddlers love Order

This past week I was reading in a Montessori book about the toddler love of order. If found myself nodding and agreeing as I read. Here are two recent examples:
Playing Church.
The Little Guy has always enjoyed playing with the cloth church, farm, house and Noah's ark that we have. Usually though the pieces have ended up all over the place. The last time he got out the church though was different. He put it on the kotatsu (low table) and set up for a service. After they did a bit of praying and singing he called me over to explain who was who and what was going on.
Another example of order is lining toys up. The cars often end up in a line at our house. Again, this was an unprompted activity that reaffirmed what Maria Montessori observed.

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