Nurturing independence in children of preschool age
I want to quote the words of the great teacher of J. Korczak: “If you know how to determine the joy of a child and its power, you should know that the highest joy is overcome the difficulties of the goal achieved, open secrets, the joy of triumph and happiness of independence…”
Usually parents start to think about autonomy in their child when he starts to go to school. However, to begin cultivating this quality need much earlier — and the sooner, the greater success you can achieve.
I invite you to speculate a bit.
Self — reliance is a valuable asset to a man in my life. Can a small child to be independent? (asked parents). (Yes. The child must be a number of things it can do on your own.)
By nature children are very active and very often they tend to do things on their own. But for lack of time or uncertainty about the abilities of the child we strive to make all for it ourselves. What do you think? Do we really your child’s support? (asked parents). (You are absolutely right. Trying to do everything for the child, adult causes him great harm, deprive him of independence.
The Montessori method or «help me to do it myself»
Most modern moms and dads, with a shudder remembering the rigors of kindergarten teachers with a team vote or teachers, who forced students to walk in a circle during recess, with understanding and preference are become very popular in recent years the methods of Maria Montessori.
Maria Montessori was an Italian educator and the first woman-doctor — created my own special technique that allows for the education of children. Today it is studied almost all educational institutions do not only our country but the whole world. Many kindergartens today are embracing the Montessori method, which gives significant effects compared to traditional programs.
The fact is that modern society has finally seen that the traditional system is not ideal for the upbringing of the younger generation. That is why there is such keen interest in Montessori. To date the understanding of the inner world of the child this woman and her ideas regarding assistance for its development and formation as a person was very important.
The essence of the method by Maria Montessori
The basis of the method consists in order to include your child in interesting activities. Continue reading