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MONTESSORI IN KINDERGARTEN

MONTESSORI IN KINDERGARTEN is guide to the Montessori Method is for educators working in kindergarten with toddlers and pre-school children, and especially parent who are interested in integrating the Montessori Method at home and want to direct their children in an authentic and inspiring way in order to prepare them for future life.

The book contains exercises and activities for preschoolers based on the principles of the Montessori Method, and is completed with illustrations, photographs and clearly shows the active learning of children through an individualized approach.

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In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone.

Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child’s most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.

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Maria Montessori describes the child with warmth and the exactness of a scientist. She also discusses the array of materials and techniques needed to release his learning potential.

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Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child.

In THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child’s urge to learn.

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The Montessori method is characterized by an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child and clinical observation on the part of the teacher.

It stresses the importance of adapting the child’s learning environment to his or her developmental level, and of the role of physical activity in absorbing abstract concepts and practical skills.

The Montessori method teaches reading via phonics and whole language, the comparative benefits of which are currently being recognized. To all educators this book should prove most interesting.