There is no dearth of creativity in a Montessori environment, as children are invited to explore Art, as a separate unit of study. The creative element extends to the other areas of curriculum as well, as the child can use their own ideas on how to represent work on paper or to an audience. The children participate in an annual performance at the Curious Minds that includes singing, dancing and performing in plays. They also work all year towards creating their own art work that is displayed in an Annual Art Show.
We greatly encourage a child’s imagination and their ability to think outside the box. While at work or play, pretend play is used as an opportunity to explore all manner of possibilities. For example; “It is great that Dorothy has decided to be the prettiest cloud today in our classroom! What do you think clouds are made of Dorothy? Do you think you could move across the room as softly and quietly as a cloud?”.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere” – Albert Einstein.