The Minnesota Pre-School
“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” – Maria Montessori
“There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all of life to be found around them in a real forest”. – Maria Montessori.
“Play is the work of the child .”- Maria Montessori.
“Within the child lies the fate of the future, the things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.”- Maria Montessori.”
“We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active.”- Maria Montessori.
“The child’s mind is not the type of mind we adults possess. If we call our type of mind the conscious type, that of the child is an unconscious mind. Now an unconscious mind does not mean an inferior mind. An unconscious mind can be full of intelligence. One will find this type of intelligence in every being, and every insect has it.“- Maria Montessori