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What is Montessori?

In The Absorbent Mind, Dr. Montessori wrote, “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.  For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement is being formed?”.

Young children have absorbent minds during their first six years of life, which help them soak up information from the environment and learn through their senses in the most natural and delightful way. During this time, children form and shape their early impressions about the world around them and developed their intelligence. Therefore, each and every early experience is of vital importance which would have an impact on his future development.

There are times in children’s lives called sensitive periods which are optimal for acquiring a specific skill such as language, discipline, a sharpening of the senses, reading or writing. These are the best times for children to learn a particular skill during the corresponding sensitive period than at any other time in his life. If he misses the good timing, some of his potential may not be explored or fully developed. The Montessori teacher recognizes the sign and the importance of these sensitive periods to young children and guides the children with appropriate materials in order to help fully developed their potential.

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The aims of the Montessori Method of Education:

*   To help and support children to develop their unique personality. 
*   To help and support the children to develop to his full intellectual capacity.
*   To foster Independence by helping children accomplish their goals to build self-confidence.
*   To respect and appreciate all people of different socio-economic status, abilities and cultures.
*   To nurture and help the child grow up to be a physically-fit and happy child, and become socially and emotionally well adapted.