Maria Montessori is a famous Italian pedagogue, who did groundbreaking research on children’s early development, in the 19th and 20th centuries. Accordingly, her body of work continues to influence teaching styles and methodologies around the world, up to this date. That is why you may have heard of the Montessori schools, or the Montessori method. And as well, you probably had the chance to meet some diehard "Montessori fans", and thought that perhaps these devotees were a bit too intense for your taste.
In a way, I also felt very compelled by the accuracy in the way Montessori presented fundamental information: on the emotional evolution, and physical development of my newborn baby. This information was surprisingly thorough, allowing me to clearly identify and understand my baby's needs, and understand her state of mind, which felt fabled. That in fact, as Montessori calls it, my baby was whole child, a whole little person, with natural curiosity and a tireless love for learning. Who in fact needed physical, social, emotional, cognitive stimuli. And learning about all that moved me deeply.
follow her recommendations which happened to be dead-on ere soothing and helpful, as what type of activities and how to accommodate the environment to allow such activities. It was incredibly insightful, and did try my best to continue following her advise as the time passed and my baby went on accomplishing her small milestones, and again feeling confident that I seemed to have found a key of knowledge and information, to understand what was she exactly going through, and how could I meet her needs in the best way.
But as well, I felt a bet alienated by the books and the written material of experts æ..
While searching for literature to buy on Amazon.com, it was not easy to find something to read that was lighter, something for the normal folks who just had babies and were interested to see how to do it best.
From the beginning the newborn is constantly exercising her/his whole body "to master the environment."
So lets see how we are unintentionally perpetuating these gender problems.
Sweet lace pink dresses for girls, and adorable light blue rompers for boys with bow ties. Clothing items like these ones keep being top-sellers at any department store, up-to-date. We keep buying the useless, expensive adorable goods.
The demand for flamboyant baby clothes does not seem to be affected by the progressive wave of gender rights. The cute factor is something we should not disregard as a big threat, as our brain is winded in that way, and it is so easy to give in.
But as consumers we may even have a say, and little by little get a grip out of the proper solution. All those cool animal figures, with arrogant and cocky slogans, along with everything related to technology and science like: robots, dinosaurs, or rockets should not only be purchased, given as presents or wore by boys? Of course not! And what's up with the colors… seriously just pink for girls? We can do better than that. Let’s suggest a very practical guide for play clothes from the beginning, by changing the way we think about these things and the way we should.
"Let's do cool projects together."
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