Montessori method


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Montessori method

n.
A method of educating young children that stresses development of a child's own initiative and natural abilities, especially through practical play.

[After Maria Montessori.]
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Montessori method

n
(Education) a method of nursery education in which children are provided with generous facilities for practical play and allowed to develop at their own pace
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Montessori method

An approach to teaching young children that stresses allowing them to develop at their own pace and cultivate their natural abilities through practical play.
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