Each activity in our boxes has been developed with the knowledge that every child is capable of wonderful things. As soon as a baby is born and they are taking in their new world through their senses, they are telling us "I want to know everything there is to know!". Our boxes are designed to maintain this thirst for learning for your child's important early months and years through activities which are, in part, inspired by the Montessori approach to early learning.
What is Montessori all about?
Montessori learning is based on putting the child at the centre of their learning and respects their interests, needs and character. Children are given freedom (within reason!) to make choices about what they play with and for how long. Every child is considered to be capable of achieving great things and able to learn independently as long as they are provided with the right environment and materials.
How will my child benefit from Montessori-Inspired activities?
Young children who are exposed to the Montessori method of learning can expect to develop high levels of independence, concentration and confidence in their own abilities. They will learn that when they are given time and space to explore something new, experiences begin to make sense and new connections in their brain are formed quickly.
How do Small + Bright boxes help me to support my child's learning and development?
The activities in our boxes have all been designed to meet your child's needs at every step of their learning journey from birth to two years. It is important that young children are challenged but also able to succeed so our activities have been carefully designed so that your little one can clearly understand what an activity involves. All activities come with detailed guidance so that you know how to present a new experience to your little one, how to use language to extend their learning and how to observe them so that you know when they are ready to move on.
What will my child learn?
Activities for younger babies focus on the key areas of communication and language, physical skills and personal, social and emotional development. For older babies and toddlers, activities build on these skills to include encouraging an interest in learning about the wider world, creativity and early preparation for literacy and maths.