Monday, January 25, 2010

Model expected behavior.

"Remember that children cannot reason yet and unlike adults, must rely strictly on memory and order to aid them in their activities."

"Children imitate whatever adults do. They cannot understand exceptions...You need to show him what to do exactly in the same manner and in the same order (left to right, top to bottom.)...Later when he is older, he will develop his own system, but for now repetition and exactness are essential for success."

- Quote by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen, authors of Montessori From The Start

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