10 July 2017 - 12:21pm


“It would be a mistake to attempt to estimate a child’s capacity for work according to his age before testing him, or to exclude any from a task to be done on the grounds that they could not be of any assistance. A teacher should always open up the way, and should never discourage a child through lack of confidence in him. Even the littlest children are anxious to do something and are more anxious to exert themselves than those who are older. 

Dr. Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child, Ch.5, Pg. 86