Non-associative learning[ edit ] Non-associative learning refers to "a relatively permanent change in the strength of response to a single stimulus due to repeated exposure to that stimulus.
Matsumoto There are some "Montessori" products that further the understanding of Montessori especially for parents at home. Here is one example, the Michael Olaf Company carries just a few "essential" items for children from birth-7 year: MichaelOlaf A sparse environment of carefully chosen materials calls the child to work, concentration, and joy.
A crowded or chaotic environment can cause stress and can dissipate a child's energy. As Montessori education becomes more popular more materials are produced which are labeled "Montessori" and one must be more and more careful in selection.
Too many materials, or inappropriate materials can be worse than too few. Birth to Age Six: Before the age of six, a child learns from direct contact with the environment, by means of all the senses, and through movement; the child literally absorbs what is in the environment.
The toys and materials in the home and school for this period of development should be of the very best quality to call forth self-respect, respect and care from the child toward the environment, and the development of an appreciation of beauty.
Age Six to Twelve: From age six to twelve, "the age of the Imagination," the children produce so much -- charts, models, books, timelines, maps, books, plays, etc. Sensorial-manipulative materials, such as multiplication bead frames, can also be used for older children, but should be left behind as soon as the child is ready to work in the abstract.
The materials for this age are made during Montessori teacher training and are usually of no value to untrained teachers. However the philosophy of respecting the child's choice and following the direction of his interests is of value anywhere. From age twelve to eighteen, the child's education becomes more traditional: This is transition to adult life during which time the child learns to function in the real world.
At all ages, since the adult's special interests usually lie in one or two areas of study, we must be sure to introduce him to materials and lessons in all areas, all kinds of experiences, and not limit him to our own interests.
In the words of the famous music educator Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, "What does not exist in the cultural environment will not develop in the child. Often these parents mistakenly think that they need expensive materials which have been produced for many years for Montessori schools.
These materials are made to withstand the constant use of many children over many years and their cost reflects this durability. It is quite possible to provide a Montessori environment without these materials. Montessori Homeschooling - Web Site: In support of this balance, here is a quote from the July issue of The Atlantic Monthly: Indeed, its idea of making learning relevant to all was as widely promoted in the seventies as the Internet is today.
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