• Montessori - A Parent's Guide

    Sensitive Period: Gross Movement 

    Developing children will go through  several Sensitive Periods as they grow. During each they will experience a preference for working on a specific skill. The Sensitive Period for Movement is 0-4,  broken into two distinct phases; the acquisition of gross and fine motor from 0-2.5 years, and the refinement and coordination of movement from 2.5-4 years. Now that Alfie is finally rolling (applause and sighs of relief please), I thought it would be a good time to look at how to accommodate his entrance into the  Sensitive Period for Movement. As we were living in a building site we didn’t have the luxury of a Montessori Movement Area, there were no…