Independence is such an important goal in Montessori education. Some of Maria Montessori’s most famous quotes focus on it. Here’s one of my favorites for parents, teachers, and caregivers:
“If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities which they can perform themselves and which keep them from being a burden to others because of their inabilities. We must help them to learn how to walk without assistance, to run, to go up and down stairs, to pick up fallen objects, to dress and undress, to wash themselves, to express their needs in a way that is clearly understood, and to attempt to satisfy their desires through their own efforts. All this is part of an education for independence.” Maria Montessori (The Discovery of the Child)
I created a word art freebie based on part of that quote. For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If you’d like to share the image online, please use the image with the watermark. Of course, I always appreciate when you link to my post and Facebook page, too.
“On the Way to Independence” Montessori Word Art Freebie
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