Montessori Similarities Between Puberty and Preschool

Montessori believed that the middle school years were not unlike the preschool years in development. She thought that you should baby your child during the early teen years because of the incredible changes in his or her body. Unlike traditional schools, Montessori believed middle school aged children should take some time off from the rigors of academics. Instead they should pursue the arts, drama, music, shop, home ec, farming, outward bound activities and what ever interested them. Academics should be not pushed at this delicate age.
Modern science has recently discovered that the brain grows like a preschoolers brain during middle school years. Here is an interesting article about the newest discovery about the gray matter growht, This is Your Brain As a Teen – Brain Sculpture 101

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