Practical life activities are often seen as the starting point of Montessori education because they enable children to focus their attention on a use of objects and, through repetition, perfect the skills of using them. The activities usually relate to objects used in daily life and reflect the culture of the child. From a very … Continue reading Practical life – starting point of the Montessori classroom?
Month: Jan 2021
Respecting the Child
We selected Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents for our book club having been introduced to its Chapter 4 and 5 in our Autumn book club. Our first book club of the year will take place this Tuesday, 26 January, at 7 pm (UTC). Register here. I reflect on the current global situation which has highlighted … Continue reading Respecting the Child
Self-regulation is the Greatest Gift We Can Give to Children
Over one hundred years ago, the young child’s emerging self-discipline was seen by Montessori as one of the positive outcomes of her pedagogy, which advocates respect for the child, freedom with responsibility in an environment prepared to meet the child’s needs, as well as support from a trusting and sensitive adult who cherishes the child’s … Continue reading Self-regulation is the Greatest Gift We Can Give to Children