Art Provides Children Freedom to Create, Imagine, and Explore:
The child in the Montessori classroom possesses a need to be capable, creative, independent, and confidant. He requires the skills necessary to imagine his own solutions to problems that confront him. The freedom to create from one’s imagination facilitates the child in his quest for independence, while simultaneously nurturing his exploration for understanding of himself and the world in which he lives. Montessori addresses the importance of the child having such freedom to learn and grow stating, “The child has his own laws of growth, and if we want to help him grow, we must follow him instead of imposing ourselves on him.” (Education for a New World, Maria Montessori, page 59).