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Montessori Educational Thought and Its Implications for Family Education

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DOI: 10.23977/appep.2023.040801 | Downloads: 70 | Views: 1118


Xiaoli Lu 1, Ning Su 2, Yanli Lu 3, Hongli Lu 4


1 Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China
3 The Experimental School of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen, China
4 South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China

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Ning Su


The aim of this paper is to study and analyze Montessori's educational ideas and their implications for family education. Through the study of representative works such as The Complete Montessori Book of Early Education, The Montessori Handbook of Sensitive Periods for Children, The Montessori Family Program, The Montessori Method of Early Education, The Secret of Childhood and The Absorbent Mind, we have come to the following conclusions. Firstly, Montessori's educational philosophy emphasizes the creation of a home environment that matches the child. This includes providing an orderly, quiet, warm and inspiring environment, and parents should be supporters and observers of children's development, respecting their individual interests and needs. Secondly, Montessori emphasized grasping the child's sensitive periods. She observed that children are more sensitive to certain experiences and skills at certain ages and learn best during this period. Finally, Montessori's educational ideas provide theoretical and practical implications for preschool education. She emphasizes the development of children's self-discipline, self-confidence, independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Encouraging children to actively participate in daily life activities, developing good social skills and emotional development, and providing appropriate learning experiences lay a solid foundation for children's preschool education. In summary, Montessori's educational ideas give important insights in the area of family education. Creating a family environment adapted to children, grasping sensitive periods, and developing various abilities are insights that provide theoretical and practical implications for preschool education.


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Xiaoli Lu, Ning Su, Yanli Lu, Hongli Lu, Montessori Educational Thought and Its Implications for Family Education. Applied & Educational Psychology (2023) Vol. 4: 1-9. DOI:


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