“When dealing with children there is greater need for observing than of probing”
“It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give a child the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities.”
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
– Maria Montessori
Montessori schools, this term flashes quite often in the parents of primary age, these schools are utterly different from the schools most of us attended when we are young.
Though there are many schools of different streams, many parents prefer Montessori in a current scenario is that Montessori children educate themselves in the prepared environments.
Montessori schools have a deep respect for children as unique individuals and help them in developing their social and emotional capabilities. These schools consciously shape children to be kind and peaceful. Montessori Kids learn not to be afraid of making mistakes and they strive for their personal best rather than compete against one another.
A young child’s development is a moving target. One minute your child is taking her first steps and saying her first words; and the next she is on her way to kindergarten. So much development occurs in just a few years. The brain architecture is formed; child develops a unique personality, and is ready to start taking his place in the world. To prepare a child to live successfully in this world, we have to focus on the children and observe their needs.
“A CHILD in a Montessori school is brought up in a manner like, Collaboration rather than competition with a Holisitic development and Individuality in Learning by Doing (than mere studying)”.
Montessori schools comprises of environments, rather than classrooms, wherein the child is free to explore through the practical life materials and they begin to develop their life skills of how to care for themselves, they develop their senses through sensorial materials, and hence they build up their concentration. They begin taking challenges within themselves and learn to treat each other with love and care.
Montessori children develops a lifelong love for learning as they have the capacity of learning things by analyzing, they develop an internalized discipline and is always self-motivated. As they are in mixed age groups within the environment they are able to form answers and analyze situations on their own rather than relying on someone else, i.e., teachers.
Montessori students may not memorize as many facts, but they tend to become self-confident, independent thinkers who can learn because they are interested in the world and enthusiastic about life.
– Mrs.Guna Justin
Mother of Caron -elementary environment