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Following are the articles in Tamil (PDF files)

1.Bliss of Having Child.

2.  All Children are Good.

3.  School is the Home.

4.  Freedom and Behavior.

5.  Parents and Child psychology.

6.  Child Qualities.

7.  Montessori A Heaven for Children.

8.  Spirituality and Montesori.

9.  Syllabus for ages Two to Six.

10.  Study Materials.

11.  Study Materials-2.

12. Appointment letter.

13.Rules.

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   HOW TO INSPIRE 6+ YEAR OLD CHILDREN?

Very often many of us say that what ever we do , children never listen to us, they feel boarded and never concentrate in the activities. But Dr.Montessori has discovered 6+ year old children' s mind and understood how to inspire them?

From the birth time children slowly observe the environment around them and imbibe the facts and incidents. From the age of 6 they start to abstract their ideas, experiences and feelings. Slowly they start to develop the inner knowledge.

This article will help the teachers and parents to inspire the children towards various exercises to shape out their knowledge. Knowledge is the inner thirst of every child. But the thirst for knowledge differs from child to child. Schools and parents need to accept the fact that every aspect on this planet is a source of knowledge. Children must be allowed to explore and choose their own work. But they must be insisted to have an allover view of all subjects.

Any aspect in our environment will be the source of  knowledge. So we always begin any concept with a story, reading an article, showing a picture, showing an object related to the concept.

6+ year old children are very much attracted to such things. In our class rooms there is table called '' focus table''. Every day we place some thing on that table . Children when enter into the class, just see that table. They feel very happy and excited to talk about it . They also approach us and start talking about it. We also just give them some hints and encourage them to get ready for the lesson presentation.

Yesterday I have experienced a wonderful class across the school in teaching my language . Let me share that beautiful experience.

On last Sunday I got the chance to visit a coastal area in my state. That area is very famous in our history. It is the place where river Cauvery empties into Bay Of Bengal. This is the area where the ancient port town Poompuhar was located before 2000 years. It was the capital of Chola empire. But the entire city got washed away by great tsunami waves in 2nd century A.D.

When I saw the beach I was taken back to the olden days. I collected the pure silt soil deposited by river Cauvery. The waves brought many broken pieces of wood, bricks, pebbles, tiles from the sea. They are the remains of the Poompuhar city. I also collected them.

Already I have presented the history of ancient Tamil nadu  from grade 3 till grade 7. On Monday I just placed them on the focus table in grade 6. We had the presentation and children were very very silent and observing the facts and just appreciated the remains and went back to olden days through their imagination. The questions asked by them were wonderful. Slowly the geography teacher entered and started talking about soil and sea currents. Then the History teacher gave the presentation about '' sources to learn history? ''

By afternoon the news spreaded to  grade 5 and 7 then I was invited to give the presentation. Children who do not listen to  language classes also gathered and settled in the front row and observed the presentation.

Then slowly the news went to primary classes and I gave the presentation to grade 3 and 4.

In each level the abstraction of knowledge was different. Let us see some samples of questions asked by children belong to different grades.

Grade 3: What was the king's name who ruled the city?

Grade 4: Can we dive into the sea and see the entire city even today?

Grade 5: Can we list out various jewels used by Poompuhar citizens?

Grade 6: I want to learn some of the literature connected with this city?

Grade 7: How can you prove that these remains belong only to this city?

Grade 8,9: Children just saw the remains and said thanks for showing them and left.

In primary level questions were more about the facts like king's name, how old was the city?, story about Cauvery etc.

In elementary level they explored the remains and talked more about culture and civilization.

But every child enjoyed this presentation. A   Korean  boy who do not know Tamil also enjoyed and said that he wants to go and see the spot in Christmas holidays.

This shows that when a child passes each phase of life the interest of knowledge changes but in all phase the  need for the knowledge is the same.

For 2 days my Tamil class taught history, geology, geography, literature, science and religion. So every object can be the focusing object. We need to come out of the shell and think wide and change our view about lessons and knowledge. There is a famous Tamil proverb , '' vallavanukku pullum aayudham''. This means a wise man  can use even a grass as a powerful weapon. Let us think!

Why we need to keep everything beautiful and attractive?

Madeswaran

 Montessori was very much concerned about the maintenance and setting an environment for the children inside a school and house also. The reason is not to get the rewards from the parents or educational officers. The reason is to make the children to imbibe the sense of neatness, beauty and attraction. By this a child is directed to shape out the inner discipline , life activities and work.

A Montessori school invest  lot of money to set up the environments. The Montessori materials are very expensive but reasonable. Their availability is also limited. The effort to make them with perfection is a must. The workmen  must be educated and well experienced in making the materials. So the environment setting makes us very very challenging.

But if we explore deeply into the materials, we will be able to design many materials with simple objects , with out diluting the methodology and philosophy. There are many village schools in Tamil nadu state [ a south Indian state] have started making such materials .

But the schools are expected to set the materials properly according to the succession. The materials must be maintained properly and placed carefully. The children in the preprimary environments are very particular in maintaining their materials.

But the 6+ age group children are not very particular about this. We need not blame them. Now they  are ready to abstract the ideas which they have obtained from the materials. So the inner urge makes them to ignore the proper - perfect maintenance of environment. So very often we need to insist them in proper winding up activities.

Example: A child in grade 1 put back her pencils, rubber, pad, and desk after my language presentation . She came and put back my mat after I got up. This is the character of 5 years.

When ever I need to get into 2, 3 or 4 th grades I always need to count 1 to 20 to arrange the desks, mats and settle properly. Slowly the children started organizing them self before my arrival. This is the uniqueness of 6+ age group children. So we need to be very patience in handling them and we need to wait for the inner change.

Now in this age , we have to explain why we need to be well organized. In each and every step they have to be just remembered to be organized.

Example: When ever I give home work, I ask them to note down the various tips like, putting the date, where to begin and leave space, where to stick a picture etc. This age group children need to be often guided for remembering their work, dead lines and perfection.

So the materials are expected to put properly in the respective places and maintained well. This makes them to imbibe the sense of beauty and perfection in life. The whole world is beautiful and always ready for  man to do his duty. It is his lack of attention towards the world. The children are not to be blamed for that. The adults in home and school are just making them to work to gain marks and do all actions mechanically. There are children who have never visited the near by beach .

So the 6+ age children are in need of guidance but not our preaching or  dictatorship. They will never respond. But mild talk and firm follow ups will  make them to reconstruct their  perfection, beauty and attraction in their work.  But we need to wait for that. Take the children towards these targets from where  they are.

Example: One of my 4th grade boy never submitted his work. Slowly I started talking to him. After long time he has started bringing his work . But they were not up the mark. But I have never scolded him. I have appreciated his little work and slowly gave ideas to improve his perfection. Last week he brought his home work and it was good.

Even when man is formed inside mother's womb, it takes 9 months to grow with perfection. We are caring the embryo very carefully in each stage. But why we are not realizing the fact that that space, care and attention has to be given to the child after birth in every age level?

So the beauty and attraction of the child has to be brought through pregnancy, child care in home and school. The beauty has to be in the work, action, thinking and way of living.

All the Montessori materials are designed to achieve this task . The adult must care the class room just like his \ her home. Even a small change we make in the class will have its effect on children. The  children will be attracted by materials and new items, changes brought into the class room. They help in settling soon and to begin the work.

Example: When ever I enter inside my class , I just draw a picture related to the topic which I am going to do. Immediately one by one come and start settling down . They also start analyzing the drawing , discuss among them self and some go out and make their friends to come soon also. Within few minutes I will begin my class.

The second graders are much excited even with my little star in a corner of their note book. It is a difficult task for them to complete the board copying in given time. Every day I give 2 targets.

Yesterday I said , '' Dear children, today I am going to check your fastness and date''. Immediately they  said, '' O.K sir., but we need you to draw a picture in our note book''.

It may look funny and simple for others to see my tiny fish, stars, tree, lotus, duck, jelly fish, car, Lilly, sun, moon, rain bow, smiling face, temple tower etc. I have mentioned these , because they are very easy to draw.

The need for a cover, eraser,  why it is a must to leave a line? , underline the answers , date and many aspects has to be explained to them very often to  show the beauty and perfection in work. So every action, card, work sheet, material inside our class room must be attractive. We need not spend much money in buying costly things to decorate our classes and homes. Let we organize our rooms with what ever we have in a simple, neat way.

Example: 1.  Coimbatore district is one of the district in Tamilnadu state. There is a particular community in which the men and women look very clean and well dressed but not very luxury. It is because the family maintains the homes and farms very  clean . The homes do not have luxurious things but the family maintains the objects properly and place them in order. This order, tidiness and  beauty has made the young generation to follow the same .

 2. When I made the very first work sheet in Tamil with a  computer software, the children were very much excited and asked how I can type in Tamil? When I explained, they appreciated and asked whether they can start working with it?

So let us maintain our homes and  class rooms beautiful and clean to help children to sense the beauty and attraction . It will express in their work. We need to wait for the change. Let us listen to   Dr. Montessori about the beauty and attraction of materials,

       '' The objects possess an eloquence which no mistress can ever to attain to.  ''Take me , '' '' see that I am not damaged . Put me in my place''.

Thank you!

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN -1

Dr.madeswaran

Dear friends, today is Deepawali festival. All over India it is celebrated with lights and colors. It is the festival for children to enjoy, to learn  and to relax. Today I am very happy in sharing very unique experiences with my children of all age group. Because after being a Montessori teacher, my spiritual sadhanas [ practices] are with my students. They teach me , they make me to feel- realize the cosmic life and often they check my ego level. This article will help you to realize the reality behind the children, so that you will understand them and make them to grow without stress.

The incidents mentioned here has happened from the day I became a Montessori teacher . The names has been changed. After every incident try to find where we are along with the children? We must also try to change our self  to help the children. I am not boasting myself through this article, but I am just telling you that children will evolve along with us ,if we change. I am still practicing various aspects of child psychology through Dr. Montessori's teachings and Indian Vedic tradition.

1.The inner orderliness: Yesterday we were celebrating Deepawali festival in my school. After the 1 hour celebration, we started our classes. I went into one of my preprimary class for Tamil class. I use to call each child and give individual presentation while teaching the script.

When I went inside the class first the children protested the session. Their class teacher  explained the need for the class and the first child was called. She came to me and said that she was painting her clay lamps for the festival. She herself said that after painting 3 lamps she will come to learn.

Then I begun the class with an other child. After 25 minutes, she came with her note book and sat before me. She said that she has completed the painting work and came to learn Tamil. No body forced her to come. This is the inner orderliness inside the 6 year old child. But we need to wait for the evolution.

2. Children never ignore any thing: Yesterday  we put up a show in which children dressed like various Indian states and spoke in the regional languages about Deepawali. We want our student just to listen the various languages and costumes. But many adults commented that children will never listen and enjoy. The show started , children started coming to the dais and  started speaking. I was surrounded by a big group of 6+ children. They were playing, talking but suddenly some came and asked about the variation in language  and costume.

After the show, 2 children from grade 3 came to me and said., '' thank you sir! we were very eager to visit Rajasthan state [ a west Indian state], but today we saw how a Rajasthane look and talks''.

The entire show will never attract every one .,but we need to prepare our shows and work for children who deserve for them. Immediately we cannot expect them to come and share their views. They will observe and reflect some time later. So let us not ignore any such opportunity .

I can share you one more incident. When I was telling the stories of Deepawali in preprimary, I taught the children to wish in Tamil. After 3 days a child of 6 year old called me when I was going to van. He said., '' Tamil sir! thank you for teaching me to wish in Tamil. I have made a Deepawali card for my grand parents and I want to write and wishes in Tamil. Please help me tomorrow!'' Next day the child started learning fast to read and write. So what ever we do  with true love and dedication will be a call for the children to grow.

At the same time there were children who did not participated in many presentations. Some of them came and told me that they felt very sorry for that because they have to complete other work. This is the beauty of self order inside the children. Most of the Indian schools ignore to do many activities ,because the teachers think that it will be a waste. But I will say , your hard work in putting such presentations will make the children to respect you and come to you for more work and learning.

3. Children observe us: One day a grade 7 boy came to the staff room. He said that he wants to observe how I am writing the drama scripts. I gave him the chance to observe me , while I was making a skit for their class. The boy was so calm and keenly observing without any question. Then he also left the room. Few months later he gave a note book in which he has made one of this poem as a skit. He also thanked me and said that he will be exercising more script writing. 

Then I made him to change his handwriting, spelling errors and grammar mistakes. Today he is one of the best actor in my school and also doing well in the subject. So I say that what ever we do , children will observe and eager to know and we need to make that approach to work with them. But we need to wait for the call, change and slowly guide them..

4.Children listen to us: Very often we complain that children never listen to us. It is wrong. They will listen to us, if we tell them politely and  firmly. But we must be confident in the matter which we are advising or insisting them to follow. They always respect our words if it is really giving them the clear message. But they are not ready to accept if our words are not conveying the fact clearly. In this we need to be very patience and also firm without hurting them. But continuous remembers are always having good effects.

Example: When I started teaching primary children every day I was spending 25 minutes to settle them, to clean their class . One day I just stopped talking when they came to the class. Slowly they started cleaning the hall and settled . I did not not say any thing. But I have written the agenda for the hour, and children were very eager to do those activities and because of lack of time , most of the exercises were left out. This continued for few more classes. One day few of them met me and said that they  were upset because they could not do most of the planned activities. They blamed me for that.

I just smiled and explained how their delay in arrival, class settlement and other actions are eating the time and how we were unable to do the planned activities. Next day there were handful of students who came soon to the class and started settling the desks and cleaning the hall. Even they started arranging the desks for their friends. Few went outside and started bringing their friends soon to the hall. Then as usual when I started the program they  said ,'' tamil sir! e are sure that today we are going to do all the planned exercise. We have understood the value of time and work...''

Till today they are keeping up the timing and working well.

5. Children like us to respect their time: Today we are not at all listening to the children for genuine reasons. One such issue is to respect their time . Very often my students have requested me to give some time to complete an other work and to start my work. I have respected them and allowed them to do their work. Most of them have finished my work and respected the dead line.

Example: Last month I gave an album work to grade 2 students. It will consume half an hour to do. That evening few children  represented their whole class and requested to extend the dead line time. They were in a position to finish a math and social studies project also. So I asked them to fix a dead line. Next day they announced their dead line for submission . When few of them failed to submit on that they they them self gave consequences and made them to finish.

6 . There is a reason behind every issue: If a child has not submitted a give work , we need to question why? Because there may be many genuine reasons. But at the same time we must have a track with the child in getting the work. We must be very alert in following the child and home situation.

Example: When we celebrated Navarathry festival, we planned to represent  each state in India to talk about the festival in the regional language. So we selected children who came from different states. One 4th grade girl got selected for northern states. She also accepted to help in knowing about Maharastra state , because her father belong to that state.

Three days later she came to me and said that she cannot work with Maharastra state because both of her parents have gone to London for their business. She was very particular in time, project and wanted me to help her in that work. So we need not say that the children never respect the work and time. The work given to them must be challenging and light. Every day the home work  schedule must be well planned by the teachers.

There are students who write their own letters for not working at home. There are many many reasons behind each child. We must listen to them. But slowly we must help them to work by them self.

Every child wants to work . But there are many reasons behind their lapse of work. There are parents who did not allow the children to work at week ends. There are homes were parents are always involved in office work , business, world tours, week end parties,  family issues, hospitalized, separated partners, etc. Children also have many disabilities like difficulty in reading, writing, listening and understanding, tuitions and external influences.

So we always  respect Dr. Montessori's views about child psychology and follow the child. At the  same time please be aware about the areas where children will take advantage over us.

Example: When I started teaching Tamil script to   Meena , a five year old girl ., the class teacher said that she needs to be addressed in a particular angle. Because she has a disability of hearing. Because of this she became a slow learner. But we just treated her normally and gave individual presentation in Tamil and her targets were different. Slowly but steadily she learned and gained confidence in learning. Today she is in grade 2 . She is doing normal reading and writing. So we must always think in setting goals to children from their aptitude level. If every school do this help for the students, children will never hate their schools and work.

6. Children need our recognition: Children always need our attention directly or indirectly. They approach us for our  recognition. If we fails to do it, then we lack their respect. We need not appreciate them with a gift, but just a word is more than enough for them to proceed further. But the teachers and parents never wait for them . We want every thing  in perfect immediately. We do not spend time in just seeing and appreciating their work. Their talents are very often compared with pioneers and criticized. Their talents are buried by marks, tests and comparisons.

If you see in preprimary class room, when ever we give any work for the elder children, the smaller children also approach us to give them some work similar to the elder ones.   This situation is often faced by parents in homes. What ever the father or mother do , the child wants to try. Montessori advices us to leave them with their level work and follow it. Just teach them how to do. Do not expect the perfection like us immediately. Recognize their small work. Appreciate them for their help. If you teach the work and allow them to work along with you, they will never disturb you.

Example:1.  When I was teaching drawing to niece her 4 year old brother asked for a color pencil. I gave him a color pencil and a paper and made him to work. The boy did not disturb us for more than 30 minutes. Today he draw and paints well.

2. My friend's wife is very particular in watching and recognizing her son's work. Today he loves and shows his affection and respect  his mother. This attention never interrupts his work. The mother's attention and recognition has made him to approach her for any issue without hesitation and he has strengthen his belief on her.. This is the effect of a simple recognition.

3. When ever my children start their first writing, reading I give a big applause and make them to feel their very first experience of reading and writing. This has pushed them soon for more learning. They have gone home and told their parents that they are able to read and write Tamil language.

4. When ever my 2 graders learned very ancient poems and recited I have made them to realize that first experience . They have shared their experience and also recited the songs to others.

But our appreciation must not make them to feel over confidence about their work.

There are many children who are unable to show and improve their talents just because of parents attention, teachers negligence and poverty. Montessori environment provides an opportunity  to express their talents. Modern education has made children just a learning machine. Children are loosing the art of enjoying a music, flower, nature , painting, poem and the aesthetic sense  of human being is slowly getting erased.

In our school we recognize every work and guide the children to move forward. Every Friday, we send back their work for their parents. Even a small paper cutting, scribbling , coloring  will be send. Every work has its own perfection. It has to be appreciated.

Example: Next week we are going to celebrate our project day. Grade 4 children are performing  a Tamil play. When I invited the children for participation, Kavin refused to participate. Later when he saw the play he approached me and asked for a small role. He expressed that he likes to act but feel very shy to stand upon the stage. Next day I gave him a small role to act. Within a night he prepared the script and acted very well. Today he is asking for more dialogues. So simple appreciation, recognition makes children to work more and further.

In this context I like to remember how the small squirrels helped SriRama the great king of Ayodhya. They carried  sand particles and dropped into the ocean to construct the bridge towards Lanka. SriRama recognized their work.

When small children try to do some work along with us, we must appreciate them and recognize their work. During project day , it is very very tedious of teachers to sit and listen to every child 's presentation, but when we listened to them they were taken to the next level of developmental stage.

There were always handful of children who  cried when no body came from their family. A second grade child will put up only solar system, plant body , farm animals.. but for them the concepts are new. It is their own exploration. Why cant we appreciate them? Why we feel boarded? Let us think!

Are we looking beautiful and attractive?

Dr.Madeswaran

When I came to  Madras, I was questioning myself, '' Why most of the city people, rich people look fair? attractive ? '' 

Even in my school most of the children look fair, good looking and some thing strange from the Indian community. What made them like this? When we look into the pregnancy, the mother makes all these features. Heredity expression plays the other role.

Dr. Montessori has talked about beauty, attraction and perfection. It is very clear that all the living beings are beautiful. Nature has designed them with perfection. But as Indian mythology, epics and modern embryology say, the mother is the shaper of the child from the embryo. She is the real Goddess who makes the child beautiful, healthy  and perfect in all aspects.

The two different extremes:

When the mothers from rich back ground go through the pregnancy the stress is quiet low than the mothers in villages and in poor community. The rich mother just enjoys her pregnancy in a most comfortable environment. The husband , in-laws and other relation are there to support in a peaceful way.

But in a village situation, especially in poor community the need for food, shelter and clothing are stressing the embryo. The stress from drunken husbands, rude relatives, pain of poverty changes the fate of the  child. The child is stressed from the pregnancy stage. The mal nutrition is the most worst stress for these children.

The rich mother is focusing the child to languages, arts, good food, fashionable life, books from pregnancy. I need not explain the other part of the poor mother. But after the delivery there are lot changes in the life of a rich  and  poor children. In both cases the parents are working. A rich mother works for more materialistic status. Where as the poor mother work for the daily bread.

The rich mother leaves the child at baby care homes. Where as the poor mother takes the child to the working spot. But the poor child is exposed to many relatives like grand parents, aunts and uncles. The nature is more exposed to a poor child. But the rich child is well cared by the nurses or baby sitters. They are well pampered by the family. Relatives and friends are not often exposed to this child. The child needs to spend the days only in  A. C rooms and cars. Even the nature exposed to the child is a prepared one like a zoo, park or garden.

Based on these aspects,  the language , culture and behavior  of the children are framed for their future. The city child looses the native tradition, culture and art. Where as the poor child looses the exposure to modern life, changes in the society and education. 

Today the parents and teachers in struggling to balance these 2 matters. The teachers in the city are feeling very difficult in making the children to know about various cultures, village life even though media is there to support.    The stress for a language teacher in Indian cities is very difficult to express. The Indian regional languages are different and very much complicated. Unless the children are exposed to the language it is very very hard for the child and teacher .

The threat from NRI s:

This article will help the NRI people , especially Indians who are planning to settle in India. The Indian state governments are much concerned about the regional languages. Though the central government offers foreign language programme, recently the norms are very strong that the child must do the regional state language as third language.

English is the first language. Hindhi is the second language and the regional state language is the third language till grade 8. There are various examination boards which offer regional languages as second language and Hindhi as third language. But is states like Karnataka [ South Indian state] Kannada [ regional language ] is the first language.

My school follows the ICSC board. We teach both Hindhi and Tamil [ regional language ] in equal level till grade 5. After grade 5, the child will choose either Hindhi or Tamil as second language and other as third language. The foreign children can do their languages like French, German and other languages . But they must learn either Hindhi or Tamil as third language.

If any NRI child wants to do the foreign language from where he came the formalities are very complex. There are many such NRI children who are suffering in my school to learn a new Indian language as second language. The only reason is that they are not exposed to the languages.

Most of the well educated Indians in cities and abroad are not  at all  talking in the mother tongue language. The child knew only English. The parents feel very proud about it. But the threat for the child is in the society. The child who do not know to talk in its mother tongue is neglected in the native community. That child looses the tradition and culture. Apart from this the threat is the language education. As a teacher I have been much stressed with such children who knew only English. It is funny to say that I am teaching Tamil through English.

At the same time the children from East Asian countries are suffering in learning through English because they do not have any English exposure. The same stress is there for our village children to learn English. English is always a night mare. I say all these are because of the parents view on '' ultra modern life'' . The globalization has  made the children to face this problem. Modern English  education, women employment, media are responsible for this stress upon the children. The government is also very rigid in its policy.

So we warn these parents to think about the children and the stress . There is no child who will say '' no'' to the parents for tradition and language. From birth  , the child must be exposed to the mother tongue. They need not be a poet or author, just the spoken language is enough. I advice , more vocabulary skill in names and verbs alone help these children.

Example: My friend living in USA never speak in English at home. The couple always converse either in Hindhi, Tamil or Malayalam [ their mother tongue]. Today his 6 year old boy is well versed in all these languages. The child is well prepared for a transplantation at any time. The mother is  spending time regularly in evenings to teach the languages and math based on Indian syllabus. The child is always ready to come to India .

Same time when one of my cousin brother came to India from USA, the family went into quarrels. The children do not know to talk in Tamil and the uneducated grand parents could not accept them . More than that the children could not mingle with them. Within 2 weeks they went to USA.

The children from abroad when come here are like the saplings ready for transplantation. The parents just become aware of culture, tradition and their future and just bring them here. The children are not machines. Even the TV , video or audio sets differ in their voltages and watts from country to country. Children will adapt to any condition, but basic preparation is a must. Other wise we are wasting our money, time and energy in schools. They are not gaining much.

Example: A child from Korea came to our school. He do not know English. He was much stressed and could not mingle with any of his class mates. For 1 year the the teachers were just spending time in settling him. The new culture, language and other features made him just to roam and play. The child has just settled and started his learning. How to answer for his delay in learning?

A girl came to grade 7 before 3 years from Australia. When she was interviewed she was very good in reading Tamil. She was quiet confidence in spoken language also. Soon I taught her to write. The girl stood first in Tamil exams at the end of 8th grade. Now she is in grade 10. She has blossomed as a poet  in Tamil . This is because of her parents .

Montessori schools in India must concentrate specially in languages. The importance given to EPL [ essential practical life activities ] , Math and English must be given to Indian languages. The school must be very very careful in appointing the  Montessori adults knowing  the regional language of the locality. The children need equal drilling and practice in the Indian languages.

So the beauty is not in the body or color, it is in cherishing the  school and social life. From pre primary till grade 12, the child needs to enjoy the education. For that the parents and teachers need to plan from the beginning stage .

The beauty of the child has to be designed from the embryo stage. If Montessori schools reach all the villages they can train the village mothers and poor mothers to plan their pregnancy. Both the city and village mothers need to share and balance the various aspects of the children. Sakthi foundation has researched more about this. There are proper guidance for a couple under the family way. Please refer the site www. sakthifoundation. org .

Mahathma Gandhiji has welcomed Dr. Montessori to India and requested her to expand her education into all villages. But unfortunately that has failed after some time. Now Sakthividhya is trying the best to seed Montessori education in villages. Montessori education strongly believe in educating the parents. This is to make the children more happy and comfortable with the life.

The whole Montessori environment is designed to express and enjoy the beauty and perfection of life. Each activity in the school is well planned to make children to feel for the beauty of life. The following  article will talk more about it.

Thank you!!!