Catalog Nienhuis 2023

Infant / Toddler 0 – 3

Each new human being, from conception to maturity, forms himself or herself, taking from the environment (the womb, the home, the community) the materials for self-construction. In the first two months of life, the infant, having moved from the comfort of the womb, learns to trust the new outside world. During the rest of the first year of life, infants learn to trust in themselves: “I can do; I am able.” In the next two years, they confirm that they are able to act in the world: “I am worthwhile; I can contribute.” The overall goal, one that overshadows the particular goals of ‘curriculum areas’, is a profound self-esteem and a healthy, happy, strong self-image.


Nienhuis Montessori

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