"Under the urge of nature and according to the laws of development, though not understood by the adult, the child is obliged to be serious about two fundamental things … the first is the love of activity… The second fundamental thing is independence.” Maria Montessori 

Let's focus on the second fundamental thing; independence. Perhaps the question is, when do we, the adults, begin the long process of "teaching" independence? Do we wait until we think they are old eno...

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature.” Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was an advocate for outdoor play.  The outside environment can be a prepared one as well as a place to freely explore.

Items such as pine cones or rocks can be used as counters for math. The outdoor environment can include a small garden or raised bed, where the children can plant vegetable...

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