Welcome to Chapter 5 of ‘Intro to Montessori’ – a comprehensive study of the Montessori philosophy for those that are curious! Whether you are interested in taking your formal training at some point or are wanting to include some of Dr. Montessori’s principles in your existing preschool or in your home life or are just curious - these readings could be for you.
This chapter delves into the Practical Life area of the Montessori classroom. The PL curriculum encourages the child to Care for Himself, Care for His Environment and to Care for Others. It has been said by many that this is perhaps the MOST important area of the Montessori environment. "The child that is served is limited." This chapter will be your next step toward having a better understanding of how this amazing learning system works; it’s history, it’s journey and it’s practicality for today.
Diana has written each chapter to be self contained. Are you just interested in the Practical Life methods? Are you interested in learning about the famous Golden Beads? How do we approach Geography? You choose the chapters to fit your specific needs!
No prior Montessori knowledge is required. Delve in and discover not only how to apply Montessori principles where you can but also perhaps whet your appetite for including formal Montessori training in your future.
Diana Zegers has been a Montessori teacher for 25 years. This booklet features many pictures from her own classroom. (all pictures are used with permission) She writes and illustrates in a simple to understand style. Diana is also the adjunct professor at her local college teaching the Intro to Montessori course for which this is the textbook.