Basic Montessori Principles:
Dr. Montessori identified various sensitive periods in a child’s life from birth to six years of age.
Sensitive periods are blocks of time in a child’s life when he is absorbed with one characteristic of his
environment to the exclusion of all others, i.e. movement, language, small objects, order, music, grace and courtesy, refinement of the senses, writing, and reading.
Montessori classes with their child-
Vertical Age Grouping
Dr. Montessori called it a ‘society by cohesion’. Mixing ages together is a very important factor in achieving
harmony and unity; the class forms a group that is based on affection.
The older children are protective and compassionate. They lead by example and provide inspiration. The younger ones admire and follow without any jealousy.
They are happy and contented and beautiful in their forbearance of one another.
Control of Error
Montessori materials are designed for auto-
He has the opportunity to rectify it and to persevere with his task without interference.
The child develops confidence, independence, honesty, inner-
Is a Montessori school the right place for my child?
For your assurance you will find the following to be true in a successful Montessori school.
to choose work that interests them
to do individual or group work and
to work at a table or on a mat on the floor
Partly taken from: ‘Letter from the Chairman’ by Pru Ramsey.
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