Five Ways to Benefit from Montessori’s Wisdom this Summer

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Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
~ Maria Montessori.

In a Montessori classroom, students have the freedom to be creative and independent. Children are given the opportunity to make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.

The Montessori method can go beyond the classroom. In fact, it is just as applicable at home as it is in the classroom. Here are five ways that you and your child can benefit from Maria Montessori’s wisdom this summer at home:

1. “Follow the Child”

Follow the child, they will show you what they need to do, what they need to develop in themselves and what area they need to be challenged in. The aim of the children who persevere in their work with an object is certainly not to “learn”; they are drawn to it by the needs of their inner life, which must be recognized and developed by its means.
~ Maria Montessori.

Five Ways to Benefit from Montessori’s Wisdom this Summer

2. Let Nature be your Guide

There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature, to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature… so that the child may better understand and participate in the marvellous things which civilization creates.
~ Maria Montessori.

3. Get Practical

The reaction of the children may be described as a ‘burst of independence’ of all unnecessary assistance that suppresses their activity and prevents them from demonstrating their own capacities. It is just these ‘independent’ children of ours who learn to write at the age of four and a half years, who learn to read spontaneously, and who amaze everyone by their progress in arithmetic.
~ Maria Montessori.

4. Be Sensational

The training and sharpening of the senses have the obvious advantage of enlarging the field of perception and of offering an ever more solid foundation for intellectual growth. The intellect builds up its store of practical ideas through contact with and exploration of the environment.
~Maria Montessori.

5. Reading is Important

The secret of success is found to lie in the right use of imagination in awakening interest, and the stimulation of seeds of interest already sown by attractive literary and pictorial material.
~ Maria Montessori.

If you would like to give Montessori learning a try, and/or if you have any questions or concerns regarding iKids Academy or our Montessori classrooms, please feel free to contact us, we would love to chat more with you about our curriculums and different programs we offer.

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