Maria Montessori believed in a cosmic education which meant encouraging teachers to provide children with lessons encompassing the bigger picture, meaning our universe and our planet down to smaller details - such as continents with its inhabitants and the animal kingdom.

This week we have moved on from planet Earth and its elements, to introducing children to the continents of the world. Children are particularly interested in animals, so we have focused on the ones that live in Africa.

Their curiosity was further expanded in other areas of learning and here, we have some children using sponge painting to reproduce giraffes and zebras!

 

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