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Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work - Book 3, Part Three : Chapter 2, Practical Life & Mental Processes Summary & Analysis

E. M. Standing
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Book 3, Part Three : Chapter 2, Practical Life & Mental Processes Summary and Analysis

The next section of the summary covers two chapters of the book. He begins by showing how in Montessori Schools there are many junior sized tools and domestic equipment items which allow the children to perform functional household tasks. This frees them from the trouble of only being able to pretend to perform such tasks and also releases them from the problem of doing these things with unrealistically awkward tools that have been built for adults. This brilliant Montessori discovery has been proliferated by toy manufacturers during the decades that have followed. It has become more common for juvenile sized real tools to be made and sold. The author informs readers that there is an even more profound significance to these tasks which allow the children to perform functionally within their...

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