Tag: The Four Planes of Development – Overview

The Four Planes of Development II

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”

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”

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”

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”