the montessori method, heard of it?

United States
August 8, 2008 4:56pm CST
we sent our daughter to a montessori preschool, and absolutely fell in love with the whole montessori method... our daughter is pretty independent, honest, intelligent, (of course which parent wouldnt say most of these things about their own kid?) and all kinds of other good things... I'm not going to say it's all because of the montessori method, but it has definately helped her be independant and a free thinker... has anyone else tried it? or even heard of it?
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@rosedust82 (2075)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Yup... I spent my pre-school and gradeschool in a school like that. I'd have to agree with you on this. It really helps kids learn a lot (and I mean a lot.) I myself learned things that helped mold me into the person that I am now. They would even teach kids to learn how to speak in front of a crowd, how to write calligraphy, learn advanced things. (They would introduce Botany and Zoology as early as grade 4... Geometry at grade 2.) I'm pretty sure your child will grow up to be very well rounded.
• United States
8 Aug 08
and that's why i wish there was a montessori grade school close by... hopefully the private school she'll start this year will introduce some of the same stuff... i know it's not the same, but i'm sure she'll do great... thanks for the reply.
• Singapore
8 Aug 08
I was intrigued with Montessori once I learnt how it works. Then I even took up a Montessori course many years back. Now that I have a daughter, I want to initiate the system at home, but I just don't have the time to create the materials. I can't afford to buy them either. They are custom made and very expensive. I have very little space. Maybe I should send her to Montessori classes when she's a bit older. What I like most about Montessori is the concept of free will, getting to choose what they want to do, when they want to do it. Wonderful that your daughter is in such a school! I think you made a wise choice.
• United States
8 Aug 08
yeah, there are lots of materials involved.. and most of the stuff is fairly expensive if you want to initate the system at home but as long as you have some of the ideals or some of the concepts in place, your daughter will pick up some of the benefeits... I only wish there was a montessori grade school near enough for her to attend... but the school we're putting her in is great as well... thanks for the reply!