Had our very first Montessori Playgroup at Abba'S Orchard. This was a time for parents and children aged 14 mos to 3 yrs in which children choose materials and activities at their own pace within a specially prepared environment, supported by their parent and guided by a Montessori teacher or assistant as needed.
We do not structure the child's use of time, and structure the environment instead. On offer are a wide variety of Montessori appropriate toys and materials, practical life 'jobs', opportunities to engage in real work in the environment (food preparation and cleaning), and arts activities. Children are welcome to move freely throughout the environment making choices about what they would like to do, with whom, and for how long; with their parent and Montessori guide to support them to maintain peace and order in the environment for all to enjoy.
The guides and I were actually surprised, we were expecting tears since it's the first time these kids got together but they were all calm. I brought Kara's @noshbabyph snacks and the kids couldnt get enough of it hihi they even shared! 😊😊😊 Overall, it was a great time spent talking to parents and discussing about Montessori and parenthood 😊😊😊