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CREATIVITY CAN BE DETECTED EARLIER IN LIFE IN A CHILD'S FREE - PLAY

IN A FREE PLAY ,A CHILD IS NOT ONLY PLAYING, BUT DISCOVERING HIS TALENTS    HIDDEN  INSIDE.
 
This is our usual 'Work Cycle'  (nearly three hours) in which children are free to explore their environment and where a trained Directress  not only creates the next 'lesson plan' after a 'careful Observation' of each child, but he/she can detect a particular talent or ability in a child .
This child in my class really loves everything related to sound, when we go out in the Sand area , he is the one creating sounds with the use of  sand toys, making drums with buckets , beating them, and then dancing around and  making new tunes out of a flute everyday.
We have created a 'SOUND BOX' with many sound related stuff, and my students keep discovering it everyday.
Last week I was really fascinated to see him experimenting with lots of sound objects . In fact he started with a normal Flute, but then he brought a pipe and insert the flute in it and discovered his new 'SOUND SYSTEM'.

 
He came to me and said," Miss Erum, look, what I'v done, a great sound is coming out from it". Then  he explored few other objects from our 'Sound Box' and found something interesting to cover the Flute with it, he was enjoying his Discoveries.



The next thing was to play with the pipe ,turning from different sides, and checking if there was a different sound coming out with every new curve of a pipe.

 
Now he was testing the Flute ,


I guess that day, my little musician discovered a lot and there were many AH-HA moments for him . I always think that its not us who are teaching kids , its they ,who are in fact giving us the opportunities to discover their 'Learning process'.

“I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori Method.”
Dr. Maria Montessori