Montessori Philosophy – The History

Who is Maria montessori?

Dr Maria Montessori began her career as an educator of children working with a group of fifty children, three-five years old, on January 6th 1907 in the city of Rome. She had at her disposal and untrained assistant, a room, a bit of furniture and developmental materials to aid sense-perception which she had previously used when working with mentally handicapped children. Those children who were older had to be encouraged before their was interest was aroused. Once enticed to use the materials, their attention was volatile. Dr. Montessori was astonished to see that the little ones however were intensely attracted by the materials, working spontaneously and repeatedly with them in total concentration.

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