What is Montessori normalization and why is it important?
Do you know what are some typical behaviors of normalized children?
And what can you do to help children you work with accelerate their normalization?
All of this and more will be covered in this episode.
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In this episode, we discussed what Montessori normalization is, why it is important, what are some typical behaviors of normalized children and what are some things that you can do to help shortcut normalization in the children you work with.
What is Normalization in Montessori?
Normalization is a process that happens in the Montessori classroom (and at home) in which children become more independent, focused, and engaged.
In a normalized environment, children feel comfortable and are able to work independently on tasks for sustained periods of time.
Why is Normalization Important?
There are many benefits of normalization for both children and adults. When children are normalized, they are more likely to be:
-able to work for sustained periods of time
What are Some Typical Behaviors of Normalized Children?
Some typical behaviors of normalized children include:
– wanting to stay in the classroom to work
– choosing work independently
– concentrating for sustained periods of time on chosen work
– being cooperative with others
– displaying good manners
What Can You Do to Help Children You Work With Accelerate Their Normalization?
There are several things that you can do to help children you work with accelerate their normalization:
– provide a prepared environment with Montessori materials and furniture
– allow adequate time for uninterrupted work periods
– encourage independence and discourage reliance on adults
– model calm and focused behavior yourself
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