The Infant and Toddler Mirror is specifically designed for use from birth. Montessori infant classrooms are often referred to as, “The Nido” or “Nest,” acknowledging the warm, cozy environment that protects infants in their early development. These are spaces that tend to be smaller, quieter and softer in tone. You are recommended to hang a full-length mirror sideways on the wall, near to the floor. The intention is for your Infants and Toddlers to admire themselves while they are on their bellies or backs. A banister that is attached low to the ground will help your child to practice pulling themselves upon. Furthermore, the banister adds an extra place to hold during a standing diaper change or while dressing themselves.
Furthermore, the Child is fascinated when it begins to realize who is reflected in the mirror. This begins a new stage in their development, that of self-realization and their place in the world.
- Safety is imperative.
- Make sure that any mirror used is securely bolted to the wall. This allows the infant to pull themselves up safely.
- This mirror has 2 adjustable positions for bolting to the wall – and stainless steel bolts are included.
- This mirror is not made from glass, but is an Acrylic Mirror for safety.
- Outside proportions – 126 cm x 68 cm x 2 cm
- Frame – 5cm
- Bannister – 10cm Circumference and set away from the mirror by 4cm.
- Beautifully made from Beech wood with smooth, rounded corners to protect delicate skin.
“The mirror that we attach to the baby’s wall next to the child-bed further enhances her sight by showing a different or “mirror” image of the room. The baby also sees her own image reflected and begins to connect her movements with the reflected movements of the child in the mirror. Thus she discovers that there are more faces to examine than just her mother’s at feeding time. Eventually, she sees other reflected in the mirror as they enter the room to play or talk with her. Encouraging the newborn to spend waking time on her stomach so that she can practice lifting her head makes these first visual experiences with wall mirror possible.” – Polk Lillard and Lillard Jessen in Montessori from the Start.
Item No: CHT0645
Montessori infant classrooms are often referred to as, “The Nido,” or “Nest,” acknowledging the warm, cozy environment that protects infants in their early development. These are spaces that tend to be smaller, quieter and softer in tone. You might notice softer lighting or gentle music. While generally quiet, you may hear a constant buzz in an infant classroom, as teachers monologue almost everything the child is looking at or doing throughout the day. You’ll see infants on their backs or tummies, in soft spaces, with lots of mirrors to admire themselves or low bars to practice pulling themselves upright………