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Montessori For Babies

As a believer in the Montessori methods for my baby myself, I wanted to share this with you fellow mamas:)

Can be surprising to learn that the Montessori principles can be applied to babies, as early as possible, here are some Montessori principles so as to increase communication with your little one.

-When you're going to change your babies, tell them first before handling them, once it's becoming an habit your babies may even raise their head as to show they're ready.
- Ask your baby questions about what she hears & what she sees.
- Let them know what is happening, why & when (do so while using rich words).
- Use rich language as well when describing animals, flowers etc
- Repeat the sounds your babies make & try to respond to their attempt to communicate.
- Read books, of all kind, either simple black & white ones, musicals or ones with beautiful pictures.

When you offer a toy or give an object to your babies observe how they respond to them in order to see what they're trying to master, thus enabling you to make activities that meet their needs.
For example if your children are grasping at your bracelet try to propose more grasping opportunities; if they try to pull up, set up a space with more pull-ups opportunities.

Other examples of grasping: Offer wooden rattles or give them wooden spoons.

Examples of Montessori materials for babies & little toddlers:
Shape piece puzzles
Ball Hamering
Opening, closing drawers
Nesting boxes


How Paris has become the Fashion Capital of the world?

French designers such as Dior, Chanel, Vuitton, Hermes and many more have created the most coveted, famous brands worldwide.
How France has expanded its outstanding reputation in the clothing industry?

French fashion worldwide reputation can be tracked as early as the 17th century starting during the reign of Louis XIVth where fashion was initiated by the court. At that time the French already exported their style and created an industry out of fashion, with Paris becoming the centre of it all since the luxury goods industry became a royal commodity.

The Sun King, Louis the XIVth

In the 18th century Paris was given an even bigger fashion boost with the opening of departement stores like "Le Bon Marché".

Le Bon Marché

At time the bourgeoisie became the the economy driving force & shopping in then new stores like the department ones enabled fashion to find its way to French society & saw the bloom of desqigners emerged.

In the late 19th and 20th century the French fashion industry exploded with houses such as Madeleine Vionnet house founded.

Madeleine Vionnet fashion

Madeleine Vionnet fashion

Madeleine Vionnet fashion

Designers from the late 1800/early 1900s wanted to liberate women from corsets, offering them flowing bias-cut designs. They were mostly influenced by the Art Nouveau and the Orientalist trends.

                      Below creations from designer Paul Poiret

In the mid 19th Paris attracted more attention with the post-war Dior "New Look" & its clinched waist, majestic bust & full skirt.

New Look

New Look

However in the early 1960's Paris was neglected by its youth who wanted to favor the London casual style.

Paris came back on the spot in the mid 60's with the ready to wear, prêt à porter, installed by designer Yves Saint Laurent, making fashion more accessible to masses and pioneered the androgynous style with the tuxedo for women.

Catherine Deneuve wearing Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo

Nowadays even if Paris is sharing its spotlight fashion wise with the likes of New York, London or Milan its reputation of the Fashion Capital never died.

Versailles Court Costumes Exhibit

Costumes from the exhibit "Les Visiteurs de Versailles"
Versailles Palace (til february 25th 2018)