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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 11 October 2021

Today children are given toys; that at least is something. Even if they are not fundamentally the right things, at least they fulfil the need for manipulation. However, when I gave the children this scientific material, they preferred it to toys because it responds to an urge in their nature; it enables them to develop.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 36