Magazine article Montessori Life

What Parents Should Know about Montessori

Magazine article Montessori Life

What Parents Should Know about Montessori

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What Parents Should Know about Montessori Montessori: why it matters for your child's success and happiness By Charlotte Cushman The Paper Tiger Paperback, $24.95

Charlotte Cushman has written a readable and delightful book about Montessori education, based on her long experience as a teacher and head of school. She suggests answers to parent questions such as "How can a teacher keep track of so many children?" by pointing out that Montessori teachers work with children individually, using sequenced materials, and then carefully document children's progress. Another common parent worry she addresses is "When I ask my child what he did in school today, he says 'nothing'." Cushman explains that young children sometimes cannot visualize what they have done that day, or think of school as their own special place and don't appreciate being asked about what they do!

In her preface, Cushman expresses her hope that parents develop an understanding of the Montessori method and philosophy so they are able to enjoy and participate in their child's learning process and see the world from his point of view during this critical period of his life, when he is in the process of creating his mind, which will bring him success and happiness. …

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