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Exploring Sound

"The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge."

- Dr. Maria Montessori

Baby Nadia, 9 months old




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All in Good Time

Dr. Montessori realized early on that young children were concrete thinkers.  This means that their brains have a hard time interpreting concepts that cannot be isolated and experienced through the five senses.  Color is one such concept.  Hues are almost always connected to an object: "red" apple, "blue" sky, "yellow" duck.  The very young child struggles to separate the name of the color from the object it belongs to, and this can bring about imprecise impressions that take time and effort to …

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