"How does he achieve this independence? He does it by means of a continuous activity. How does he become free? By means of constant effort. …we know that development results from activity. The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences." (The Absorbent Mind, by Dr. Maria Montessori)
Kara, our 2 year and 2 month old daughter, is one adventurous child. A couple of months ago, we caught her using a stool to be able to reach the door knob and get out of her room.
As much as I'm very proud to see how resourceful she is, I was also concerned with her safety which of course is the top priority in a Prepared Environment.
We began our search for a Learning Tower here in the Philippines. The problem here is that quality Montessori-inspired furniture and materials are extremely difficult to find. I just happen to have all these software tools to "socially listen" to any keyword or hashtag and get notified for posts and that's how I found out about Metrofurne Manila.