Montessori: Sensitive Periods

One of the big pieces of Montessori theory that guides and governs so much of the curriculum and approach is The Sensitive Periods. Montessori observed and identified four sensitive periods that all humans have from birth until age six. They are Order, Language, Movement and Sensory Perception. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing in-depth about each of the sensitive periods and giving examples of how they manifest in young children and offering tips on what you can do to support them.

So send me your unexplained mysteries. Is there something odd that your child likes to do that you don't understand? Does your child have a particular action or movement they like to repeat? I want to hear about it and chances are it will fit in with one of the sensitive periods! Send me an email, or leave a message on Facebook or Twitter. This will be fun! And thanks so much in advance. xo


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