Category: The Four Planes of Development – Overview

the human development and how nature assist this. These are the contributions of the first two planes and how they are apparent in The child you envision entering the third plane.

  Dr. Montessori has focused on the child from a holistic point of view. She considered the child, the human being as a being of greater purpose within the universe. Dr. Montessori stretched the difference between the human and the animal. It is clearly…

The Fourth Plane 18 – 24 – ‘Maturity’

MATURITY (18 – 24) Providing that all has gone well before, this becomes the time when the individual develops the spiritual strength and independence for his or her personal mission in life. This individual becomes a human being who has attained a high level…

CHILDHOOD (6 – 12)

This is a “calm phase of uniform growth” in which the abstract mind is organized. The child’s mental and physical horizons open up and there is no limit to what the child can explore if the opportunities are there and conditions are favorable. For…

0 – 6 – The Child Works for his/her Own Development

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…

A Prepared Environment for Each Plane of 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….

The Four Planes of Development 12 – 18 – “Adolesence Turmoil”

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…

The Four Planes of Development 6 – 12, The “Social Self”

In the second plane, the six – twelve year old is in a stage of consolidation and relative stability. It is a time of great energy. It is generally a hard and strong period. Exploration out into the nature and society can begin. It…