December 18, 2009
The idea that we are all connected to each other and everything in this universe is hard to grasp, yet it is the basis of the Montessori philosophy. Maria Montessori says "Let us give the child a vision of the whole universe...for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one unity." Most children have a hard time understanding anything outside of the present, directly involving them. Can you imagine the possibilities if our kids are more aware and empathetic of events happening in other parts of our world? While cosmic education is implemented in Montessori Classrooms, all types of programs can instill a sense of unity. Ask your students or kids if they know where the apple they are eating came from? Simple questions that require investigation and thought are the easiest ways to make our kids more aware of the world they live in. Try it.