The Importance Of Music In Montessori Education

In a Montessori classroom, metal insets not only teach children age two and a half to six years old about shapes and fine motor skills but they are also the door that leads elementary children to be creative and inspired to design their work or their art work freely with his or her own choice.

I love how Dr. Montessori described children being surrounded by nature doing their observation and how that activity serves to nourish the child’s esthetic imagination. I was in awe how children demonstrated what were in their minds when I first saw the film, “The Art of The Elementary Child”. Children are real world observers.

I also love what Dr. Montessori stated, “To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task the whole life must cooperate. In this sense life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.”

The music in a Montessori classroom plays important role in the development of children as well. The matching bells is the basic exercise for children to recognize sounds and gradations. Once they have been practicing and mastering the work, they can go further to read and write the notes of music. Little by little children gradually experience the world of wonderful music.

Many researchers have shown that music helps children develop language skills, problem solving, movement coordination and more. Children love to move, dance and enjoy listening music, just like adults.

Our amazing human beings when we were born into this world, we have the special abilities that is different from other living things. One of them is the ability to create art and music. Art and music are the beauty of our world that all human beings can enjoy. When we see art, it can affect our mind in amazing ways. We can feel inspired, uplifted or at peace. Music also plays such big impact in our lives. Music can help lifting up our moods or shift the moods into whichever type of music you are consuming. Music can also bring back old memories, and helps to relax and focus during our classroom exercises.