Timeline for Montessori's Planes of Development and Sensitive Periods, Erikson's Stages of (Social) Development, and Physical Movement Development. Created by Hailey Mowen for the Montessori Foundations Class
Adult’s Role: Nurturer
Adult’s Role: Guide/Model
Adult’s role: Coach
Adult’s Role: Mentor
Can I Trust the World?
Is It Okay To Be Me?
Is It Okay For Me To Do, Move and Act?
Can I Make It In The World Of People And Things?
Who Am I? What Can I Be?
Can I Love?
(The Ability to Learn is Greatest)
Babbling (6-8 mo)
Words (9-18 mo)
Words to phrases (18-24 mo)
Phrases to sentences (24-30 mo)
Learning to orient, walk, etc…
Ability with Small Objects 1½-3 pincer grasp, attention to detail, hand eye coordination
External to internal, importance of routine
Reverence for life, Wonder leads to empathy
Senses like sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, kinesthetic (muscular), stereognostic (touch/heat), thermic (heat), baric (weight)…are refined
Moving/fitting in space
Exploration of size/shape
Exploration of cause/effect
Understanding of spoken adj./prepositions
Transition from 2D-3D (girls may have difficulty)
Sensitive periods are not quite the same because of the change in grain chemistry but some things that may occur are sensitivity to:
Imagination (foundation for abstraction)
-Rapid growth of cerebellum
-Completion of nervous system
-Develops prehensile ability
-Development of equilibrium
-Loses baby fat
-New set of teeth
-Robust – less sickness
-Mortality rate is lower
-Rapid physical and mental transformation
-Delicacy in the emotional and physical life
-Norm of the species
-Healthy and strong individual