A ‘strong-willed' child is often regarded negatively as one who is independent and obstinate in wanting to do things by him or herself. In Montessori we value those children as independent choice makers with clear ideas.
In this day and age, our cinemas are rife with talking and singing animals, magical princesses and comic book super heroes, with the marketing of these characters filtering into our everyday life. Does the prevalence of these ‘bigger than life’ fantasy characters impact on our children?
The Rata Infant and Toddler community at Capital Montessori is a calm and nurturing environment for children 0-3 years to explore, learn and socialise. We ask facilitator Phyllis Somers what makes a Montessori playgroup different?
Our first Parent Academy workshop this year was all about – Passion for Montessori. We explore the reasons people choose Montessori and how we nurture independence, choice and decision-making in the classroom.