World Children’s Day, the Montessori 2.0 method is coming for the little ones

On the occasion of World Children’s Day, which is celebrated every November 20, the day the UN adopted the Charter of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and “The International Convention on the Rights of the Child” In 1989, Il Sole 24 Ore offered the children’s activity book “Montessori 2.0. The fun part of learning ”of the Quid + Series with Montessori-inspired games enriched with the most modern scientific studies in the pedagogical and psychological field. From coding to mindfulness, to train the skills through which children experience the reality around them: from emotional to logical-mathematical through linguistics to the stimulation of creativity. The purpose of this notebook is to integrate Montessori games and activities with others derived from the most modern and advanced pedagogical theories in order to accompany the child on his path of growth.

To make it useful, it is divided into 7 chapters each dedicated to a specific area of ​​expertise: “Me and the others”, to explore the world of emotions and social relationships; “Experiment,” to practice fine manual skills and have fun with all five senses; “Tale,” to train logical-mathematical intelligence with play; “Parlo”, to stimulate verbal communication and increase vocabulary; “I orient myself”, to explore the passage of time and favor spatial orientation; “I know”, to observe the world around him and the phenomena that compose it; “I believe”, to learn more and more creative ways to discover the reality around us. In the introduction to each area of ​​expertise, reference is made to both the Montessori method and subsequent scientific research. It is important to note, however, that, as Maria Montessori said, the areas of competence speak to each other and are strongly interconnected. The volume also offers adult tips; 60 games and activities; 3 board games + 20 cards; more than 60 stickers. QUID + is an editorial line dedicated to the first learning that tries to translate the most advanced pedagogical theories into simple and captivating products. Adult content provides the tools to help the child express their potential, allowing them to get that “something else” with spontaneity and fun.

Maria Montessori (1870-1952), was one of the first Italian women to graduate in medicine, it was a real revolution in the world in the field of education. Even today, those who enter the world of education and pedagogy use Montessori-inspired games or activities. The pedagogue was one of the first to identify a certain regularity in the different stages of development that children go through, describing their characteristics and focusing on the specific needs related to each stage of growth. Then, with careful scientific observation, he devised and proposed practical activities aimed at responding to the needs of the little ones, always placing the child and his path of growth at the center of his pedagogical proposal. Maria Montessori also addressed the analysis of developmental disability, which later extended the application of her theories and discoveries to all children, realizing the inadequacy of the school system of the time, incapable. of stimulating them properly, and opening the first nursery school January 6, 1907 in the San Lorenzo district of Rome. The main purpose of the Montessori method is to set the child free, developing his autonomy, trying to follow his natural inclinations – defined as “mysterious internal movements” – that push the child towards some activities rather than others. As the psychoanalyst Mario Montessori, the grandson of the famous pedagogue, observes, his grandmother was the first to favor the encounter between pedagogy, psychology, sociology, theology and philosophy.

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