"It is really marvellous that man's movements are not limited and fixed, but that he can control them... So we might say that his characteristic is universal versatility, but there is one condition: he must construct them himself. he must work and create by will, and repeat the exercises for co-ordination sub-consciously as to their purpose, but voluntarily as to his initiative. So he can conquer all." Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind. p207
Bear, Fox and I love being out in the yard together. We spend so much of our time outside. I'm usually doing laundry or gardening while Bear is coming up with wild ways to push his little body to its physical limits. Fox does his tummy time, watches and chats with us.
I have great big dreams for a yard that is magical and inspiring for Bear and Fox. I have so many ideas in my head of the components I want our yard to include. My ideas are constantly expanding and becoming more elaborate. I see something amazing and want to incorporate it. We have so much space we really could have a bit of everything.
Alas our yard is so far from the dream!
Thankfully Bear doesn't seem to mind. He has managed to find all sorts of adventure in our mess of a yard...
... he races over the fencing as fast and as noisily as he can...
... he scales the mountain of dirt to reach the very summit...
... he tears along the bike track at top speed...
... he climbs to dizzying heights to spy on his cats up on the roof...
... he moves load after load of picked flowers to make our gardens beautiful....
... and he's working on his tennis strokes.
Fox can't wait to be his little side-kick! I hope that when he's out there too there'll be even more adventure to discover.
My name is Vicky I am wife to Ranger and mum to two boys - Bear (2) and Fox (8 months). Somehow I stumbled across Montessori and now my goal is to raise and educate my children with a Montessori philosophy in country NSW Australia.