Concentration, Where the Magic Happens!
These two pictures – examples of the natural tendency for concentration, and to have this “work” respected and not interrupted, are from the book The Universal Child, Guided by Nature.
CLICK: Universal Child
When work and concentration on activities appropriate for the child’s stage of development are protected the potential for optimum development is seen in ways previously not thought possible. A human being is revealed who knows that happiness does not come from things or fame, who exhibits a love of silence, a natural impulse to do good work, to learn, and to help others. This is the magic of Montessori.
This is the most important element of Montessori at any age and any place.
This essential principle of Montessori, for home and school, is discussed at length in these books:
CLICK: Montessori and Mindfulness
CLICK: Aid to life
CLICK: Montessori Homeschooling
See the whole Michael Olaf Montessori Newsletter here: http://www.michaelolaf.net/newsmay2015.html