The Work of The Child | 孩子的作品
Maria Montessori is often quoted as recognizing that “play is the work of the child.” If we let the children play to their hearts’ desires, we will then be able to witness all the possibilities held within this basket.
And what a privilege it has been to see firsthand some of these possibilities.
To see through their eyes and listen to the stories shared when we plead, “Tell me about this…” is to experience what freedom of the mind and spirit is about. Can you imagine the story here?!!
Do you see where one piece started, and a pattern was formed, and then expanded upon and an entire plot was thought through?
We are in awe each day. We recognize the concentration and commitment to their play. We observe the intentional placement of each piece and we respect that it is our duty to protect this space in time so that the children have the opportunity to create their awesome stories. This is the work of the teacher in the classroom.
Otherwise, how would we see that inside this basket,