Create a play space for young babies inspired by Reggio principles, to encourage independent play, interaction with stimulating materials and curiosity about the world.
In Reggio thinking there is a belief that the environment is the “third teacher” and that it is crucial to provide children with plenty of natural light, space for movement, stimulation and access to open-ended play resources. For babies and young children it is important that these are highly tactile and varied so that they can investigate them using their primary way of interacting with the world; the senses.
If you’d like to read more about creating a Reggio/ Montessori environment for play and learning, read the wonderful An Everyday Story. For ideas to encourage Montessori activities at home, visit How we Montessori for inspiration.