I have a confession: I am obsessed with Montessori education. So I have decided to bring you all along in my obsession and start a column all about my Montessori reading, experimenting and failures.
Maria Montessori was an Italian physician born in 1870 who began studying childhood development after visiting a “children’s asylum.” She discovered that these children who had been determined to be less-than-capable, with the right environment and stimulation were able to exceed the achievement of “normal” children in regular schools. (Her life story is fascinating and inspiring. A brief biography can be read here)
In addition, I’m hoping to show you one Montessori-inspired activity per post that you can do at home with your little ones.
Disclaimer: Learning about Montessori education (and trying to implement it in my home) is currently my hobby. I read a lot of books, blogs and discussion boards, but I am in no way an expert. I have not been trained in Montessori education, so am only sharing my take on it.
Stay tuned for next month's column!