|EtonHouse International School - A Reggio Emilia inspired space for infants and toddlers|
The clean, uncluttered nature of Montessori environments invite children to reminds adults that it is not the quantity of works to be offered, but the quality. An orderly environment helps children to play productively and with purpose. RIE environments also promote this idea of organisation and predictably for infants and toddlers. They put only a few play objects in each shelf so the infant or toddler can see exactly what they need.
I feel a cluttered environment with too many resources is overwhelming for a child. I feel it promotes more destructive behavior in toddlers. I want to provide a calm environment that promotes productive and purposeful exploration!
Here is some inspiration I have had for this goal...
|A very beautiful interpretation of RIE - What an empowering space for an infant to work!|
|Asilo Nido "Katia Franci" - A montessori environment for infants|
|The amazing Kate from an every day story has created the most beautiful (and organised) environment for her two children! This space is both inspired by Reggio Emilia and Montessori.|
I'll keep you posted on our mission to pave the way for purposeful play!