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What is the Montessori Approach to Supporting A Newborn’s Development?

When we think of Montessori education, usually we think of wooden toys and a low shelf from which children help themselves to activities. But really, it’s a whole philosophy of child development. From the first moments a baby enters the world, we can think about how to support their physical and cognitive well-being so that they grow up to be independent, creative, and kind individuals.

When babies arrive in the world, they must adjust to their surroundings. There are lights and noises and air that moves through the room, all of which can be startling after nine months in a comfortable womb.

Watch: In the video below, we share a Montessori perspective on helping a newborn get comfortable in the world. 

Further reading: Monti Kids families tell us how gratifying it is to see their babies develop the ability to focus on their mobiles. Read The Essential Guide to Mobiles For Newborns to learn more about what they get out of these fundamental Montessori toys for babies.

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