Montessori in a Minute: Montessori Tower
While Dr. Maria Montessori originally designed the Montessori Tower for use in Montessori classrooms; it has become increasingly popular in homes across the country as each new generation of parents recognizes the freedom it offers their children. The Tower is very similar to a step stool, but it’s enclosed and protected on each side with railings, making it safe for toddlers and preschoolers to step up and access countertops or adult-height surfaces. It is a valuable tool for promoting independence and self-confidence in young children by allowing them to explore everyday activities in a safe and supportive way.
The platform is adjustable, allowing each child to raise or lower to the perfect height. The railing provides support and stability, allowing the child to stand comfortably and safely while using both hands to help their parents or teachers.
The Value of the Montessori Tower
The Montessori Tower allows young children to participate in many things that might otherwise be too difficult or dangerous. For example, with the help of a Montessori Tower, a toddler can stand at the kitchen counter and help to prepare food or wash dishes, or sit at a table and work on a puzzle or art project. By giving children this level of independence, the Montessori Tower helps foster self-confidence, a sense of competence, and a desire to learn and explore.
Aside from its many educational benefits, the Montessori Tower is also a beautiful and well-crafted piece of furniture. Like other classroom materials, Montessori towers are made from high-quality materials such as wood or bamboo and are designed to be sturdy and aesthetically pleasing.
The Montessori in a Minute Series
The Montessori In A Minute series regularly explores the unique benefits of Montessori philosophy, its fundamental materials, and areas of the classroom. For all parents at Hudson Montessori School (Jersey City, New Jersey), the school hosts several Parent Education Nights a year to learn about the Montessori method and how the students learn curriculum components using a Montessori framework.
Please contact us to learn more about Hudson Montessori School's interdisciplinary, theme-based learning approach to education, the Montessori philosophy and methodology, or how the school fosters the love of learning for children aged 2 to eighth grade.