The child’s view of spring

As Montessori teachers we are constantly trying to see our world through the child’s perspective, whether it is acknowledging and celebrating their opinions and points of view or trying to see the world through their eyes.

spring with montessori children

By valuing a child’s experience, Montessori learning recognises that each child has their own interests, strengths and learning style. We want children to take an active role in their education, promoting a sense of ownership and responsibility for their learning.

With this in mind, we had great fun enlisting the help of all our St Andrew’s parents, tasking families with the assignment of taking a digital image based on the theme, “What is spring?” We collected beautiful images of flowers, butterflies and gardens, children blowing dandelions, pet dogs romping in the grass, swimming and ice-cream – all the wonderful things that mean “spring” to the children at St Andrew’s Montessori.

The images were displayed at school and lent themselves to many a discussion on the seasons and how things grow.

Encouraging children to share their perspectives, thoughts and ideas fosters a sense of community and aligns with the philosophy that education should be child-centred and focused on holistic development.

At St Andrew’s, we aim to cultivate lifelong learners!