Montessori People, You Do Make Music and The Arts An Everyday Happening!

CALLING ALL MONTESSORI EDUCATORS...HOW ABOUT THE "ART" OF LEARNING AS AN EVERYDAY OCCURRENCE?


We all believe that Montessori is just about the best environment for children to learn how to read, how to scrub a table, how to creatively solve problems, how to build math equations...the list goes on! 

Have you ever reflected upon how much your Montessori children develop the "artful life" by merely experiencing the Montessori prepared environment? 

It's full of art in its many forms!

Here is a pictorial slice of the "artful life" that I observed the other day in the lower elementary group classroom where I teach music on Friday afternoons.  Most of the children in this program have been in the Montessori environment since their Preschool years...what a rich experience!     













This is the same Montessori classroom group that I have written about before. They've not only learned how to "write music", "paint like Picasso", and "garden like a pro"...they've also gotten really good at cooking Korean food, doing yoga, and simply enjoying life in their classroom. 

That is what I call an "artful life!"
"The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences." Maria Montessori from The Secret of Childhood
I am sure that you have many examples of the "artful life" in your Montessori group, and I would love to hear about them. Please leave a comment or two and tell us about them, so we can all be artfully inspired even more! 

This article is part of the Montessori Monday Linkup at Living Montessori Now, where you'll find an amazing array of Montessori resources from Montessorians all over the world!

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