Montessori Activities, Preschool

The Montessori Classroom

The first thing that drew my attention to the Montessori classroom was its beauty. Adjectives I would use to describe this classroom are: beautiful, orderly and inviting. I have always been a sucker for nature light and hardwood floors. At any point in time if you drive by my house, every single miniblind is open, curtains pulled back and as…

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Montessori Activities, Preschool

The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method is characterized by: Teachers that follow the child’s lead Uninterrupted Learning Periods Real Work with Real Materials Multi Age Classroom Prepared and Peaceful Environment Teachers that Follow the Child’s Lead ‘Directress or guides (teachers) take a backseat when it comes to leading classroom activities. Each guide supports that child as he follows his interests. Subsequently, the guides’…

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Montessori Activities

Maria Montessori: the genius behind the method

Photo Credit: http://www.montessoricentenary.org/photos/The Early Years Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was the first female Physician in Italy. After becoming a physician she  worked with disabled children. These children were presumed  “unteachable” and lived in mental asylums with adults diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Montessori however, noticed that these children did not have a opportunities to explore their surroundings and had little social or…

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