Tag: Natural development

Tag: Natural development

Allow The Child Time to Be a Quiet Observer

“The child is a worker and a diligent observer. He looks straight at things; he stares at them for a long time; he is interested in learning all he can about his environment. Perhaps he is staring at a flower, absorbing its image. This work gives him happiness and peace because, in doing so, he

Follow The Child to Discover All They Need …

“Follow the child, but follow the child as his leader.” —Maria Montessori As an adult who is parenting, grand-parenting or caregiving, it can be confusing to hear the recommendation, “Follow the child …” We’ve been led to believe we must be “the responsible adult in charge” of the child throughout their days. But that mindset

An Imagination Can Be Launched in a Laundry Basket!

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and strength, use it to create.” — Maria Montessori Our now grown daughter just reminded me that she would spend hours playing in a laundry basket, pretending she was in a boat with her “blankie” as the sail. Thinking back, the laundry basket was