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Thank you for visiting 'Inside the child' and hope that your time spend reading my blog is educational. It includes my thoughts and approach to a child, based on the Montessori educational philosophy that emphasize on independence, freedom within limits and learning concepts of working with materials hands-on, rather than by direct instructions.

My favorite quote by Dr. Maria Montessori “There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skillful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!”
As a Children's House Montessori teacher, it is my pleasure to share my experience with children of ages 2 1/2 - 7 yrs old, and how small little things makes a big difference. Enjoy reading. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Feelings and growth

"Curiosity in children nature has provided, to remove
         that ignorance they were born with; which, without this
         busy inquisitiveness, will make them dull."
--Locke [1913 Webster].

You must have noticed, many times I mention that every child is unique or age does not matter when it comes to learning. Learning totally depends on each child.

There were times when I wondered, how every child could be unique and I do get my answer. It's the child's urge and the intense interest in a certain object that makes him/er unique. Not every child likes to read a book or play with the dolls. Some children may have similar interest and can form a group but still, it is every child's own essence, demeanor and psychic aptitude that defines a child's uniqueness.

By understanding this, will lower our expectations from our children, will help us step back and start to observe them. This will not only enlighten us but will let children recognize their capabilities, interest and sensibility towards an object. They may suddenly enjoy learning Math or Language or Science. It is not the competitive environment that encourages them to learn but it's the inquisitiveness, urge to know the unknown, the fun and passion in doing an activity makes them unique or for some people, makes them the best.

It's their moment to discover happiness in learning, sharing and growing. We should encourage them by creating an environment filled with love, security and compassion. Let not time be the limit but let the light of knowledge embrace your child. We should direct the child to feel the need of learning by giving an information about the world, people, community and nature. We, as parents and teachers should devote attention towards a child's feelings. Encourage them and be their strong support.

Blessings to all those nurturing hands !

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