Often I find myself thinking about my children, their needs, activities, materials. Occasionally I feel the need to step back and look at the big picture.
I decided to make a list of things my children really need.
- good nutrition
- quiet time/peace
- free space/room to move
- free time
- real life experiences
- each other
- my time
- my energy
Which then, of course got me thinking about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. I tried to find Maslow meets Montessori but couldn't - so I made one of my own.
The child (or human as Maslow thought of it) must have their basic needs met to reach self actualisation. I wonder if Montessori agreed. Is language, culture and beauty a physiological need? Have you thought about this before?