beauty and order for children

I had just put all the toys & materials in order in our little children’s toy and work area.  A visitor commented that it looked “over-neat.”  I think she feared that I didn’t allow the children to really play.  But that’s not the case.

One important thing I’ve learned from Maria Montessori is that beauty and order provide the constructive blocks of a child’s mind.  They need those elements in their life.  And until they can themselves create that beauty and order –which can often take more years than over-worked parents & grandparents would want–we’ve got to do it.  What’s best is for an adult to stay close by to help at the end of a project or play; but without that leisure, cleaning up is necessary.



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