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"Educating Your Children Through Authentic Montessori Education"

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“ Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” ~ Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori identified important elements in children’s natural development:

Natural Spirituality

Children are inherently good – if allowed to develop freely, they feel connected to everything and are naturally caring towards each other and the world around them.

Sensitive Periods

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Certain periods of particular sensitivity occur while children are developing. During these periods children can learn the activity that they are focused on with ease and at a particularly intense rate. These periods include a sensitive period for order, refinement of the senses, language acquisition, walking and movement, small objects and involvement in social life.

Children Thrive on Order and Structure

Order consists in recognizing the place for each object in relation to its environment and in remembering where each thing should be. Order in the environment gives children the safety to explore and develop.

Children Learn Through Their Senses

A true foundation of understanding is developed through the whole body – touch, manipulation, hearing, speaking and observation.

Children Need Freedom

Freedom is the single most important factor in allowing children to develop as spontaneous, creative individuals.

Children Absorb Their Culture

When children are allowed to work in freedom they display love and care towards others. Children literally absorb the world around them. True discipline and harmony comes from within.

Teachers as Guides

Maria Montessori called teachers Directress – their role is to sensitively guide, rather than control, the children’s activities. She asked that they be “more psychologists than teachers” and considered that success lies in the ongoing nature of each teacher’s personal development as well as on the sensitivity of observations of individual children.