The child is introduced initially with practical life as he/she is familiar with most of the materials at home but has not laid his hands over them. This attracts them to these activities that give them independence and control of their own life. This basically helps him to take care of himself, take care of his environment, helps him with his/her eye-hand co-ordination, and with his/her social behavior.
My Montessori School
The Montessori method respects the innate drive in each child that guides him/her to instinctively take hold of what he/she needs most to learn at that given moment. Maria Montessori discovered that if allowed to indulge this sensitive period, the child learns with greater enthusiasm and thoroughness. This unique feature of the Montessori school cannot be overstated – where by each child is given the freedom to choose his activities as best benefits his or her natural curiosity and corresponding to the special needs of his or her sensitive period of inner growth.
The special art of the adults is to respect each child’s unique path of learning and growth, at the same time inspiring them to take in hand enough materials and activities that will provide the rich experiences necessary to form a balanced individual.
- Maria Montessori