Rainbow Montessori looks at the toddler as a child between 24 months and 36 months. It is a period characterized by the need to explore everything, and to move and develop large motor coordination and strength. We believe there is a huge expansion into language during this stage. The toddler develops a capacity to create symbols, images and concepts, and become aware of him/herself as a separate and independent person. The mastering of toilet training is a focal point at this age.