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2021 Book Club: Creative Development in the Child

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Our next book club starts in January 2021.

We will be reading CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CHILD – THE MONTESSORI APPROACH over 12 facilitated Zoom sessions from January to June.

Book precis:

Maria Montessori lectured in Italian during the first International Montessori Course in 1939 at Madras, India. These 75 lectures were loosely translated into English by her son Mario, as she spoke. They were taken down verbatim in short hand, transcribed and set into galleys overnight. One such set of proofs forms the original manuscript for this book. For the most part, each chapter in this book encompasses a single lecture. The lectures are left in the same order as they were given, swinging between psychology and the use of the materials. India’s diversity of language, social custom and religious practice enriched Montessori’s research. During this time, Dr Montessori worked with children in Madras and put into practice her theories of adapting the environment, furniture and the Practical Life materials to local conditions. In these lectures, Maria Montessori speaks with the mature wisdom of a lifetime spent studying, not just early childhood, but human development as a whole. This book gives a complete, wonderful and colourful overview of her pedagogy and philosophy.

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January to June 2021


18:00 - 19:00 every second week



Spaces Available


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