Some children are this fortunate – not living in a big house, not having an endless supply of toys – in that they are offered choice and independence in the exploration of an environment of sensorial, 3-dimensional, practical, hands-on materials and activities. They are provided a relationship of love and respect and given freedom within consistently and cheerfully maintained limits.

“Snack time. Peeling at 19 months. He goes to the fridge when he is hungry and gets the fruit of his choice. He bites a hole and starts peeling.”