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ERIC Number: EJ1039863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
Teaching Toddlers to Teach Themselves
Henson, Rose
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v26 n2 p45-47 Sum 2014
The world of infants and toddlers is a world of unflagging curiosity and discovery. They are compelled to go, with boundless energy, after the skills that they need for the future. When they are allowed to accumulate as rich and as multifaceted a bundle of formative experiences as possible, teachers expand the material that they have to construct themselves. In practicing the discipline of being nonessential in classrooms, teachers teach children to trust their interests and the value of their hands-on experience. And in turn, the children teach themselves everything they need to know in order to become the people that they will be. The author shares her beliefs in using the Montessori Method to teach infants and toddlers to teach themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A