The child is the creator of the adult and of society.
The child has within it all the creative powers that can lead to a fulfilling future for itself and for society.
Every child is naturally endowed with a powerful questioning mind that seeks out and absorbs knowledge eagerly and which teaches the child to do all that is needed for its human development. Consider for example, how a baby acquires language, which is a great intellectual feat-merely by watching and listening to its parent.
The child also teaches itself to stand up and walk, for example, which are skills that demand a remarkable coordination of body and mind. All that the child requires is the support of their parents, and of some support structures to which it can cling while it teaches itself the art and science of balance. Scientists who build robots have only of late learnt how making such machines balance upright and walk clumsily-but even the most advanced of modern robots cannot progress to running and to the thousands of other activities that come naturally to every child.
Within every child, there is a very scrupulous and exacting teacher who creates a beautifully worked out a plan and a timetable for the child's step-by-step development into adulthood to accomplish the great task of creating the man or woman who can fully achieve the enormous potential within.
A TRULY SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
All that the child really needs for its full development is a properly supportive environment. There is its home environment given by loving parents and its social environment given by society. At the age of about 21/2 years the child shows the need for supportive work environment in addition. This is an environment where the child can perform developmental activities involving the co-ordination of individual mind and body as well as developmental activities in interaction with other children. We should never make the mistake of treating this as merely "play" and therefore not important.
The work environment requires a host of carefully prepared and well-designed materials that can aid the child in his or her step-by step development. Such an environment is what your child will discover in the AKSHARA MONTESSORI HOUSE OF CHILDREN. The many activities that are needed to help your child develop all its great potential are readily available at AKSHARA.
Every activity needed for the child's development of mind and for the co-ordination of its mind and body from the age of 21/2 years onwards is represented here in the form of scientifically developed tools, graded according to levels of difficulty of the task involved. These tools were initially used by the great educator, Dr. Maria Montessori, and have been developed in the Montessori method through decades of successful interaction with children all over the world.