Because I had observed Q-ball start to cruise around on the furniture last week, I decided it was time to introduce her new wagon. Q-ball has loved walking around on her wagon. Because ours is quite busy with a different game literally on every side, it's not exactly Montessori, although I as I've said before, we are not totally Montessori. Here, my chief concerns are her safety and enjoyment. And, we haven't had a hint of an accident, and she SUPER loves this thing. Still, the wagon does meet all of the basic descriptors of a Montessori that are listed in The Joyful Child by Micheal Olaf:
A walker wagon (wooden, not plastic) will provide a opportunity for the child to pull up and practice walking at will, but it will usually require the adult to turn the wagon around when the child reaches the end of the path, and push and pull toys are great fun for the new walker.
|She's now using everything as a wagon!|
Olaf, M. (2010). The Joyful Child. Retrieved from http://www.michaelolaf.net/1JC1stCPS.html