Tag: Montessori

Sow the Seeds

Quote by Maria Montessori: “Sow the seeds of culture… How many?…As many as possible”.

Environment

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”

Imagination

The 2nd plane child is interested in how the world came to be. We give them the keys to their imagination. The child can use this imagination to reconstruct the past, see the present and visualize the future. He/She can identify the mistakes that… Continue Reading “Imagination”

Dr. Montessori said…

“The Universe is a imposing reality and an answer to all questions. We shall walk together on this path of life for all things are part of this Universe and connected to each other, to form one whole unity.”

The Firts Plane 3 – 6

By the end of the first plane of development, the child should have constructed him/her self as individual entity. Now the child is a member of the group and should have had the opportunity to work individually. The “Casa dei Bambini” should provide the… Continue Reading “The Firts Plane 3 – 6”

The First Plane 0 – 3

The construction of the individual takes place. It is the HORME within the child, that forces to learn and act like a human being. It urges the child on to construct himself – it makes the child a humen being. (HORME – n. Psychology,… Continue Reading “The First Plane 0 – 3”

The Four Planes of Development

Dr. Montessori said, “Trust the spontaneous, organizing power of the human intellect”. “The human mind works by itself, moved by a power within.” Each plane displays different characteristics and needs to be treated accordingly. The first and the secound plane are the stage of… Continue Reading “The Four Planes of Development”

Quote by M. Montessori

“Education starts at birth”

Quote by Maria Montessori

“Help me to help myself”

The Absorbent Mind

EJ recommends this book. This is Montessori’s last book, and the most in-depth discussion of her theory based on decades of scientific observation of children. It discusses the special mind of the child, and how nurturing the special potentialities that only children have is… Continue Reading “The Absorbent Mind”