M O N T E S S O R I I N A N U T S H E L L
- The child’s natural development of language is utilized in the process of learning to write and read.
- Children work at their own pace, at their own level and are frequently given individually lessons, along with some group lessons.
- The child has the unique opportunity to fulfill his/her potential.
- In the scientifically prepared environment of the true Montessori school, the child develops the primary elements of character: freedom, concentration, independence, self-discipline, confidence, and a sense of realism in an atmosphere of cooperation.
- Montessori always uses concrete materials and uses the approach to multiple intelligences when teaching children.
- Habits and skills that develop in a Montessori classroom remain for a lifetime.
The Montessori Method has been tested for over 100 years and has achieved success throughout the world with children.
- The Montessori classroom is a land of opportunity for the child and he/she considers it a truly joyful place to be.
- Though much has been said about the academic achievements of Montessori children, the true value lies in the self-discipline, self-mastery, and love of learning that children achieve.
It is a well-established fact that children mature at very different rates and their periods of readiness for academic subjects vary a great deal. Because interest is stimulated and the Montessori materials are at hand whenever a child is ready, most children in a Montessori class begin to read and calculate at an early age. Dr. Montessori’s ideals however, were that learning experiences should occur naturally and hopefully at the proper moment for each individual child. “It is true, we cannot make a genius,” Dr. Montessori once wrote, “we can only give each individual the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities to become independent, secure, and a balanced human being.”