The Montessori Method began over 100 years ago. It was introduced by Dr Maria Montessori, who believed there was a great need for young children to be stimulated within a prepared environment. Toys and games were not so plentiful in those days, so when Dr Montessori realized this, she felt that the introduction of learning materials to a child’s environment could be of great benefit, so she decided to test her theory. She began her Children’s House and introduced underprivileged and special needs children to the very basic learning materials at first, which was a tremendous success. The children were becoming independent, confident, and happy while learning a great deal about life and its social and economic states.
Dr Montessori realised that there are great benefits in stimulating a young child in his / her most formative years and so today, after many years of change in our social world, the Montessori system still exists and is still a benefit and a crucial tool for a child’s development.
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