This video lesson is designed for parents to guide them about the silence activity, its benefits, and its purpose.
Montessori classrooms are known for their quietness and decorum and encourage children to be quiet and patient.
Silence game gives children a sense of joy, achievement, and social spirit as they work together to achieve a common goal. It also helps children learn self-control, which contributes to classroom effectiveness.
Let us understand how this concept came into existence.
Once, Dr. Maria Montessori brought a baby into Casa de Bambini or the house of children. While holding the baby in her arms, she pointed out to the eager faces around her that the baby was asleep and still so beautiful. She wondered aloud if the children could ever be so! The children adored the sleeping baby and wanted to try to be as still as the baby. She observed that being still and silent is an art. She used the term silence to describe the inhibition of all movements. To do this, children must establish a degree of comfort not to fight the desire to move.
Thus, the silence game in Montessori allows a child to break and achieve a higher state of consciousness in which they are connected to the nature of reality and experience peace.
Invite the child to perform silence activity to establish inner peace and joy as shown in the video. This activity also helps in instilling a sense of confidence and independence in children.
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Parents | Montessori at Home | Silence Activity (English)
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