Thursday, January 28, 2010

Do not hinder the child.

"Our present commercialization of childhood contributes to these obstacles in the infant's path as she works to develop her body for full use and independent movement.

We have manufactured every manner of conveyance and confinement for young children: cribs, playpens, high chairs and eating tables, infant seats, jumpy seats, car seats, infant swings, walkers, strollers, bicycle carts, carrying backpacks, front-facing slings, and so forth. When young couples travel today, they sometimes appear to be moving a small furniture store."

- Quote by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen, authors of Montessori From The Start

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