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The Characteristics of the Child in the Second Plane of Development

After the age of six, children enter what Dr. Maria Montessori called “the second plane of development.”  This stage is marked by many changes in the children, both physically and psychologically.  What are the specific changes that these children undergo, and how does the Montessori Method change to accommodate these “new” children?

Cultivating Stillness in Primary II

The method in the Children’s Houses prepares the children in the daily life of the classroom by exercises which are, in themselves, quite independent of religious education, but which seem to be a preparation for it. In fact, they aid in perfecting the child, in making him calm, obedient, attentive to his own movements, capable of silence and recollection. – Maria Montessori