During the workshops and tests we organise, we are always impressed by the ability of children to focus and express their creativity and intelligence through the games and activities they are passionate about.
Slow gestures, gaze focused, dismissing the world around them… their whole being is directed to the one action they are accomplishing.
When a child’s mind finds something to feed from, they develop abilities far superior to an adult’s. Well, that is if they find the means to do so !
Why do Montessori workshops_ so simple in their format_ attract children so much, while they get bored by many toys designed for them ?
We believe that a child’s innate intelligence is often minimised by his supposed handling incapacity and his so-called limitation to coarse and noisy toys. Too many toys keep children into a simplistic world which only reassures adults.
Simplifying should not mean reducing the possibilities of a toy, but rather adapt it to give children the key to understanding the world around them. It should never diminish the reach of their full potential to create and imagine but help them explore it in full autonomy.
For us, respecting children’s intelligence means not reducing the possibilities of a toy under the pretense that it is aimed at 8 year-olds or less. We rather question its essence in order to make it accessible to all, without diminishing its values and benefits.
Respect their fabulous capacities
We believe the natural intelligence of children is often underestimated by the limitations we presume_ such as manual incapacity or attraction to basic noisy toys. Too many toys confine children in a simplification of the world that only reassures parents.
Simplification should not mean reduction, but adaption to help children understand and act on the world surrounding them. Simplification should never limit the possibilities of their imagination but conversely allow them to explore it in full autonomy.
In order to respect children’s potential we commit to never restricting the capacity of a toy because of children’s age. We rather question the essence of the toy to find how to make it accessible to all without reducing its value and interest.