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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. 

  • warmth
  • comfort
  • security
  • good nutrition
  • love
  • quiet time/peace
  • literature
  • art
  • music
  • free space/room to move
  • free time
  • friendship
  • 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? 



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