Maria Montessori’s principles are both simple and complex. She raised children without ever touching them, speaking ill of their education or religion in front of him, or negotiating with him about anything – which made it fun!
Montessori was very clear about her principles; she wanted kids to follow each step in order or else there would still be confusion over why some things need doing at certain times (like naptime). This sounds like common sense nowadays…but these days many parents don’t always follow through with all aspects of childcare–even though Maria stressed staying hands-on whenever possible because research showed that it was the systematic adherence to these principles over a long period of time that brought the best results.
You have probably read the 10 principles of Maria Montessori many times, but it is not always easy to transfer them to real life and understand how to follow them in everyday life?
Here is a little advice from us:
- You can change the way your child sees and treats objects by being proactive in preparing for future interactions. For instance, if they’re playing with a toy car and it breaks into two pieces on accident while you aren’t looking teach them about Limits-building games or how to glue together old toys so that no more parts fall off!
- Be proactive in preparing the environment and show constant pedantic concern for it. Help your child establish constructive interaction with his/her surroundings by focusing on developing good habits early, instead of just bad ones later.
- Respect the child’s right to take a break or watch others work. Never force them into an activity that is not what they want, even if it means helping out with tasks around your house!
- Be helpful when someone needs help.
- When a child resists learning, parents or teachers can make it more appealing by repeating the presentations they’ve been refused. They should fill the world around them with care and mercy while remaining silent as much as possible so that they will want to learn from you in return! If this doesn’t work then try filling your voice full of love until his attitude changes for the better.
- Being kind to your child is important. It will show him that you care about his well-being and what he needs, not just for now but into the future too!
In creating our Montessori furniture we tried to take into account the principles of Montessori and to help build an educational environment around children, where the table turns into a chair, then into a garage for cars, and a house for favorite dolls. And a large table can be made into a bench for 3 friends. Let the kids are themselves)