What is Montessori: 10 facts about this teaching method

 

Young Parents Team
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This revolutionary teaching method, pioneered by Dr Maria Montessori in 1907 to teach poor kids in Rome, is a familiar one to Singaporeans. But if you’re planning to enrol Junior in a Montessori preschool, read on to findout what it’s really about.

1. MONTESSORI WAS ALLOWED TO WORK ONLY WITH YOUNGER KIDS
“And those were children between the ages of two to five years old, who were too young to attend school (and) were typically kept in a room the entire day while their parents worked,” explains Sharon Grace Alcantra, an academic coordinator at Brighton Montessori.

“They were fed two meals, showered and given basic medical care – childcare services started even way back then! Dr Montessori slowly introduced her ideas and methods that…

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