Why Our World Needs Montessori
In today’s crowded world of power struggles and ego trips, the Montessori method serves as a guide to raising unselfish, self-regulated, caring human beings who are problem solvers and have the self confidence to lead successful lives by their own efforts, rather than at the expense of their fellow citizens. The world needs as many people with these qualities as possible to shift the balance away from the good-of-the-few mentality that plagues many cultures today. The world needs Montessori.
Why Would You Choose Montessori For Your Child?
Every parent has the duty and the choice of determining which qualities they wish to instill in their child. Our habits and our methods of meeting life’s daily challenges inform our children of the ‘correct’ way to live, and they carry these teachings with them into adulthood. Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori school of thought, firmly believed that young children have incredibly absorbent minds, assimilating all that they see, hear and experience. The child self, and subsequently the adult self, is created from this absorption of total surroundings. By thoughtfully planning the environment in which children live and learn, the Montessori method provides the positive experiences most parents want their children to have in order to grow up with healthy minds, healthy attitudes and healthy life strategies.
If you think it’s important for a child to…
* be vibrantly inquisitive about new things
* enjoy the process of learning
* acquire fine motor skills
* develop an analytical mind
* work independently
* work without disrupting others
* work well with others
* be able to focus his/her mind on the task at hand
* respect others
* respect his/her own mind and abilities
* feel purposeful and valuable
* derive satisfaction from achievements
* become an independent, confident adult
…then you might wish to choose Montessori for your child.