The more I learn about Montessori, the more fascinated I become with how early children begin developing. When my first child was born, I literally thought all he was capable of was sleeping, nursing, and pooping. Anything beyond that, such as reading, was for my enjoyment only. Fortunately, I heard about the WBMS Parent-Infant program where I learned all kinds of things about infant development. However, for the young child, each day is filled with opportunities for infant language development. There are many activities that Montessori teachers use during the day that parents can also use at home – starting at birth. Here is an outline of the types of activity that you can reasonably expect as an infant grows in the first year.