Montessori’s educational philosophy is markedly constructivist in nature. At GreenLeaves, we understand that people learn better by means of direct contact, practice and discovery than through direct instruction. Lifelong learning is much richer for everyone and, during infancy and childhood, is basically essential. Manipulative materials are so important for connecting both cerebral hemispheres that we should never substitute them or hardly ever, for screens.
Our educational work is based on providing multisensory learning. Children have a need to contact with nature and with the real world, so we consider it important to let them discover, handle, experience… the environment that surrounds them.
Through learning by discovery, children are able to become aware of their own difficulties and abilities, and of the complexity involved in a specific job.
Only by means of repetition, perseverance and patience will they be able to automate an action and, therefore, consolidate, significantly, a lesson.