Movement is essential to growth and proper brain development. Movement allows the child to have full ownership of his body.

Discover the ways in which toddlers process information and learn the methods to foster the development of their language.

Movement is important in all Montessori environments. In the infant/toddler environment, the attention is on strengthening muscles and developing gross motor skills. Developing movement in the youngest Montessori children also lays the foundation for future cognitive development. Children who are free to move and explore learn to pursue their own interests. Children learning to move to get something just out of reach is a lesson in problem solving. This seminar is free and open to the public. Participants must register in advance. With the exception of newborns (so that you may fully enjoy this seminar) this event is appropriate for adults only.

Seminar Duration: 2 hours
Open to the Public
Please call the school to register for this seminar at 860.236.4565.    



Meet Your Presenter

Toko Blais-Odorczuk

Toko has over ten years' experience guiding Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Toddler Communities. In addition to her in classroom experience, she has been accepted into the 2019 AMI Teacher Trainer Program for Assistance to Infancy, a five year program for training future AMI Teachers. For the last three years she has been a featured guest lecturer at area colleges and universities presenting on Montessori education and its pedagogical approach to childhood. Toko has offered numerous parenting workshops throughout New England and is an expert in child development for birth-three. She provides free parenting programs throughout Greater Hartford in underserved communities. Toko holds a BA in English Literature and a BA in Music Theory/Composition. Her Association Montessori International diploma in Assistants to Infancy (0-3) is from The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, she is a certified Instructor of Infant Massage through the International Association of Infant Massage. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and sharing the joy of music with her two little ones. She is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her husband, family and children (who attend MSGH).