In a couple of days, we will begin celebrating Montessori Education Week. Dr. Montessori was a physician, a scientist and a child advocate. She remarked how, to the young child, the world is wondrous place, filled with an endless collection of mysteries. The child is life’s little scientist, constantly sleuthing to make sense of the natural world around him.
Over 100 years after Dr. Montessori, yet another child-development specialist stresses the importance of observing children. “Adults often have trouble understanding young children’s needs and inner lives—but paying closer attention to the way they experience the world can be valuable.” Read more about what we can learn from and about young children in this article.