Children learning and sharing in small and engaged groups; older children teaching younger children; Montessori “Aunties” spending quality, one-on-one time with a child
When visitors first come to The Joyce Goonesekera Montessori House of Children classroom, they’re often astonished — both by the level of activity, and by how tidy and quiet it is. The Montessori philosophy of allowing children to self-direct their activities encourages self-discipline, too. When children are truly interested in what they’re doing, it’s easy for them to become absorbed, and to absorb more knowledge.
This same philosophy extends out-of-doors , where children are encouraged to play, explore and learn, even working in gardens!