Myth #13: Montessori discourages cooperation and creativity.

During these very early years the child’s brain absorbs everything around them, without filters or censors. The scientifically designed Sensorial materials fine-tune the senses to orderly receive information bombarding the child.

5371310Once collected, the sensorial impressions can be named and utilized to express ones thoughts. Skills are built to develop hand control for story-writing, drawing and clay.

The integrity given towards work promotes the child’s trust in the environment and respect for working children. Trust and respect are the foundation of the community built in a Montessori classroom where older knowledgeable children help younger children.