Attention: this book is in Dutch!
There is no doubt about it. Toddlers can be tricky. On one hand they can be lovely. On the other hand they can be really hard work. They’ll make you laugh. And they will probably bring you to tears. Or at least a high level of frustration.
Simone Davies felt the same way when her children were small and she was struggling to get them to do things. She felt enormous empathy for them, but wasn’t sure what the alternative was for threatening, bribing or putting them into time out.
It’s been her mission since then to find another way. She has been working in Montessori education for 15 years and loves to learn from the 100+ toddlers and parents she sees every week in her classroom.
This book is the result.
Each section of the book is super practical and it is beautifully designed to make it even easier to read. It’s perfect if you are a busy parent, carer or even grandparent. And it doesn’t matter if you are brand new to Montessori or have been using Montessori for a while – or even if you aren’t planning to send your children to Montessori school. You can read it from cover to cover. Or just open up the book at a page that interests you and you will find something practical you can try today.
- how to set up your home to get rid of the chaos and bring back some calm into your lives
- the tools to work together with your child – how you can lead, guide and support them, especially when they are having a hard time
- how to create Montessori activities at home that are just right for your toddler
- and how to get others in your family on board
You will find answers to your questions. To see there is another more peaceful way to be with your toddler. To help you plant the seeds to raise a respectful and responsible human being. To work on a relationship with your toddler which you will be building on for years.
So are you ready to say goodbye to frustration and hello to peace and calm? It’s time for us to learn to see through our toddler’s eyes – The Montessori Toddler.