Friday, January 8, 2016

A Little School Fit for A King

Westacre Montessori School UK

First day of Kindergarten for Prince George.
He's only the royal family's second generation to attend a real school. His father was the first at his mother's insistence he mingle with other children. His grandfather, Prince Charles, was educated in a room at the palace with a desk, a chalkboard, and a tutor. Sounds lonely, doesn't it?

I have been reading a lot about the Montessori history and it's absolutely fascinating! Maria Montessori is my new hero. 
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Gail, northern California said...

Talk about job stress. Yikes!

tammy j said...

my niece is a montessori teacher. they are simply amazing!
i love just to hear her interact with her own children even at home!
that little prince is so adorable.

The Queen Vee said...

Charles's upbringing goes a long way to explaining the man he has become. His son's had a bit more normal upbringing thanks to their mom. Now Prince George is getting a chance for an even more down to earth approach to education and a home life than either his father or grandfather experienced. I say good for the Cambridges!

George looks like he is all boy, so full of energy and a very handsome curly headed young lad too boot.

Linda Sand said...

I was reading a blog written by a Montessori supporter and she talked about letting her toddler learn to use a knife by giving her a banana and a butter knife. I thought that was so clever! Encouraging children to see themselves as competent is one of the best things you can do in this world!

Penelope Bianchi said...

My grandchildren went to Montessori school; and both of them (a girl and a boy) flourished! The first time I visited ; I wondered if the children might be "drugged:! (thirty of them sitting quietly when the teacher whispered.....) Amazing! They "did their work"; and "returned things to where they belonged"!

First question I asked....."May I start school here?"! (I was about 54!!!)

It is a wonderful program; ( and I was asked to speak at "Parent's Day" the following year)....It is a wonderful and astonishing program.....and creates true individuals with organized minds; who don't have to spend half their lives looking for things they did not put back where they went!!)

I am proud of that boy for continuing the educational values of his mother. School with other children!!

Karen said...

First, I cannot believe it's been this many years since he was a newborn. Second, I'm thrilled that the royal couple seem to be raising him as a normal child. What a cute picture.