I worked as a teacher assistant at a Montessori preschool while pregnant with Lina. I observed lots of things I liked and lots of things that did not impress me, some of which I will be sharing on this blog.
One thing that I knew I wanted to try with my daughter was to have her own table and chair. I agree with the importance of scale while working with young children. Luckily, I was able to raid "Grandma's Antique Store" and found a chair and table that works (it helps having a mother who was a cabinet-maker and collector of antiques). I can't tell you how much my 7-month-old enjoys having her own chair; she usually refuses the high-chair now. She spends much of the day at her table, where I will often join her while sitting on a sturdier child's chair. I believe it is helping foster her independence.