Montessori Materials: What Makes Them Unique?

A child engaging with Montessori constructive blue triangle

In a Montessori classroom, the scene is unlike any other. Children aren’t passively absorbing information or lectured by a teacher; they’re actively engaged, their hands busy with purposeful, hands-on materials. It’s not playtime, but a thrilling exploration fueled by curiosity and led by their ‘inner teacher’. Montessori Materials “During many years of experiment and observation, […]

Close-Ended vs. Open-Ended Toys in Montessori

open ended toys for young kids played by two young girls

According to Maria Montessori, “play is the work of the child.” The concept of play is an integral component in Montessori learning because it facilitates meaningful learning. Montessori advocates believe that when children play, they can explore their world and interact with it, which in turn creates an avenue for learning while having fun.  The […]

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