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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 29 June 2021

In a school we were carrying out experiments in biology; there was an aquarium that was accessible to children from three to nine years. One morning the fish were all dead. The little ones, struck by this fact, ran to every newcomer to announce that ‘the fishes are dead’, then ran back to their former occupation. The older children stood quietly around the aquarium saying: ‘Why are the fish dead?’ ‘Why? Why do things happen, how do they come about?’

Maria Montessori, Citizen of the World, p. 37