Carisa’s post today on 1+1+1=1 is a beautiful example of mixing all kinds of ‘categories’ of early childhood activities to give children a wide variety of experiences to draw from.
Her Tot Trays organize and isolate activities in a Montessori way.
Free play makes everything fun.
Practical Life activities are used for practical purposes!
Isolated activities mixed in with
commercial activities and
more free play!
The categories of Montessori, Free Play, Traditional, Reggio, Waldorf, and other terms reveal more about adults than children. We love to categorize and align ourselves with categories, they get what they need from everything. The awesome power of the Inner Teacher at work!