Thanksgiving can be a toddler parenting nightmare: distant relatives who want hugs and kisses; bowls of nuts and candy within your toddler’s reach; expectations for dinner table etiquette; and of course, all with no nap! What’s a family in search of a happy Thanksgiving to do? That’s just what I discussed with my daughter Emily as she prepares for turkey day with her toddler. Grace is two and a half and attending a Montessori toddler program and Emily is doing a wonderful job implementing Montessori at home. Interestingly for our work at Raven, Dr. Montessori’s theory is founded on the role of imitation in early childhood development – a perfect fit with mimetic theory. I hope this video conversation helps your family to have a Happy Toddler Thanksgiving! And please share your tips for an enjoyable toddler Thanksgiving on The Montessori Project Facebook page.
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