The Child in the Family
Follow the child is a common phrase we hear in Montessori but how did it come about? Why is it so important for adults to ‘follow attentively all the spiritual expressions of a child'? Why is it so hard for adults to do?
In this short book, Dr. Montessori explains the importance of adult respect and support for ‘all reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages' and emphasizes the value of understanding rather than interfering with such activity. Adults should help children to become independent while at the same time fully appreciating how sensitive children are to external influences.
This book is required reading in Montessori teacher training courses. Give it to the people you know who need it!
Paperback; 75 pages
Item #: BKCHFAM