The Child’s play is really work – the child works for his/her own development. All the separate embryonic developments, which occurred from 0-3 years, must in the end, function together and become integrated so as to serve the individual personality. This is what is… Continue Reading “0 – 6 – The Child Works for his/her Own Development”
Motessori saw immediately that if the individual is passing through stages with different emotional and physical differences we need to have different ways to meet the need of the developmental steps. The role of the adult is to serve as a link to culture.… Continue Reading “A Prepared Environment for Each Plane of Development.”
Late adolescence is turmoil. During this time, age twelve to eighteen years others become more important. Little by little they leave the family, first emotionally then physically. This is hard on parents. Parents are asked to see the adult in the child. Parents need… Continue Reading “The Four Planes of Development 12 – 18 – “Adolesence Turmoil””
At the age of three, a new consciousness appears clearly and fully. It is as though the child’s life is beginning again, but this time as a “conscious creator”. The child now wants to master his or her environment and exercise his/her will. The… Continue Reading “The Four Planes of Development III”
This is the Plane of fundamental importance for the formation of the individual. The infant from 0-3 is identified by Montessori as a “Spiritual Embryo”, as the infant has, within him/herself “potentials”, which determine his or her development, seen as empty vessels, waiting to… Continue Reading “The Four Planes of Develolpment 0 – 3 The “unconcious creator””
THE FOUR PLANES OF DEVELOPMENT The four Planes (or phases) of development is an overall vision of Montessori’s developmental psychology from infancy to adulthood. Her vision of the whole of development and growth was not her own. It provides a holistic view of the… Continue Reading “The Four Planes of Development II”
Quote by Maria Montessori: “Sow the seeds of culture… How many?…As many as possible”.
Mario Montessori said: “…the prepared environment should…reflect that amount of organization and order necessary for community to function properly”. There are similarities betwenn the Primary/Children’s House and the Elementary/Primary environments: order ecstatic clearly defined workspace inclusion of plants and animals Both environments serve the… Continue Reading “Environment”