Montessori Education in West Los Angeles
At Santa Monica Montessori School, our primary goal for the child is to cultivate their own natural desire to learn. This is approached two ways in the classroom. Each child is able to experience the excitement of learning through their own choice of lesson rather than being forced to do something. Secondly, we help the child shape their natural tools for learning, which can be used in future learning situations.
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Dr. Montessori always emphasized that the hand is the chief teacher of the child. In order to learn how to concentrate, the best solution is to fix the attention of the child on a task performed by their hands. All equipment in a Montessori classroom allows a child to use their hands throughout the learning process. This tactile and kinesthetic system of learning permanently reinforces the skill to be learned. Muscular memory is a strong tool in the learning process.