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Like many others, I was also guilty of buying a lot of toys to keep my children entertained. And I soon realized that after looking at the stacks of toys that kids didn’t care about, they didn’t seem to be working.
I stumbled into a book titled Raise an Amazing Child–a wonderful book by Tim Seldin, based on the teachings of Maria Montessori, after talking to several parents. I was hooked, and I immediately tried his ideas with my baby. That’s how we were exposed to education in Montessori.
So, what does Montessori mean by raising a child? And what are Montessori’s key principles to be followed?
The aim is to plan our home environment to help our children grow, freely explore and become independent. We track them and adapt our behaviors to their needs and responsive developmental times.
This is how they become intelligent individuals and learn life skills. That’s why the kitchen is so interested in utensils, car keys, office bags, and cameras! A basket full of everyday items is far more fascinating for a young child than any noisy toy. So why do you have delicate decorations that don’t encourage your child to touch–if you can have a kid-friendly place to help them explore and learn.
Of course, we have toys, but only toys that suit the sensitive times of our children. This will enhance attention and memory. And they’re going to play well! You’re not going to have to buy anything you like. A basic selection of small boxes and bottles for opening and closing will require more than a lot of expensive children’s toys.
So let’s hope you pursue these concepts of Montessori learning through all your senses and all your hands-on tools, 1. Follow up with the boy.
Individualize learning to match your child’s particular needs and interests. In Montessori, this is done by studying your child to see what the needs and interests of your child are and to consider those needs and interests.
Respect and promote prolonged periods of time in your child’s mind.
Allow your child to explore freely indoors and outdoors, as long as your child is safe and makes good use of liberty.
The concepts/objectives of Montessori education are freedom and self-directed learning.
Give your child as many realistic learning opportunities as you can.
Before studying abstract concepts, the pre-school student must have clear, realistic experiences.
Practical life and sensory experiences are underscored in pre-school years.
Practical life practices for self-care, environmental care, activity control and help your child develop order, attention, coordination, and independence. Sense-refining practices provide indirect training for subsequent academic learning.
Provide supplies and tools to children whenever possible.
Kid’s basket utensils were held in the kitchen for a child to help prepare dinner.
Place materials on trays on low shelves, so that your child can choose his or her own job as often as possible and repeat his or her activities.
Do not disrupt the work cycle of your child. Let your children develop an ever-increasing ability to focus.
Competition, training, incentives, and punishment are not necessary. Your child will develop a sense of satisfaction with a well-done job.
Keep the world of your child as smooth and attractive as possible.
An organized atmosphere allows the child to grow maturity and knowledge.
Show your kids how to do it.
Don’t expect your child to know something immediately or to know the right action without first demonstrating it.
Please go ahead and build a children’s room based on Montessori’s values. Ideally, it will obviously help your child develop a lot of positive skills and features that will provide a strong foundation for life. Skills and values such as freedom, self-discipline, and love learning are important to learning.