Montessori and the Child
Yesterday, I wrote on why quotes are helpful and one of my favorites from Dr. Montessori, who had many memorable ones. Dr. Montessori immersed herself in understanding the child and, in particular, how a child learns and develops. Here are a few on the results of her research and discoveries about the child.
“As soon as children find something that interests them they lose their instability and learn to concentrate.”
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.”
“Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.”
“These words reveal the child’s inner most needs: ‘Help me do it alone.’ ”
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