Who was Maria Montessori?
Maria Montessori (b. 1870 – d. 1952) was an Italian physician and educator known for her innovative method of education that focuses on the child’s natural joy of learning.
She created a school where children were free to move around the room, work at their own pace, learn in small groups and be able to ask questions without being reprimanded or punished when they are wrong or make mistakes; she called it “The New Education” because it emphasized creativity over rote memorization and was based on the idea that knowledge should come from experience rather than direct instruction alone .
Montessori developed her ideas while working as a doctor in Milan during the late 1800s.
In 1897, she published her first book, The Child and His World. It outlined her ideas about education. She believed that children were naturally curious and creative beings who had the potential to develop their full intellectual capacities if provided with the right conditions.
Why Choose Montessori Education?
The Montessori Method teaches children how to read, write, and do math at their own pace. The goal is to teach children to love learning and have fun doing it! We believe that if we give our kids a strong foundation of knowledge, then they’ll naturally gravitate towards learning more complex subjects later on.
We’re excited to share with you some of the reasons why we chose Montessori education for ourselves and our family.
Learning is fun
Our children love learning. When we first started homeschooling, we were constantly told that we were teaching our kids “how to learn”, and that they would never enjoy school. But once we got started, we realized that learning was actually really fun for our kids.
Our oldest daughter loves reading books, and she often asks us questions about things that she reads, such as “what does this mean?” or “why did they say that?”. She enjoys hearing stories from her older sister, and likes to ask her questions about history and geography.
She’s always asking us questions about science, and even though she knows that she doesn’t need to know everything right now, she still wants to know more. My son loves math, and he loves playing games with me to help him practice multiplication tables. He’s fascinated by numbers, and loves to count out loud and tell me how many animals are in a picture.
Learning is fun for our kids because they get to choose what they want to learn about, and they get to learn at their own pace.
Children develop at their own rate
Children learn differently, and they learn at different rates. If we had tried to force our kids to learn at the same pace as other kids, they wouldn’t have learned much. Instead, we let them learn at their own pace, and we encourage them to keep working until they feel comfortable enough to stop. By letting our children learn at their own pace and encouraging them to work at their own level, they become confident learners.
This confidence helps them succeed in school later on. Even though they may not be able to answer every question correctly, they don’t care. They just enjoy learning, and they’re proud of themselves when they figure something out.