In a practical, creative Montessori response to teaching thinking skills to babies and
young children, Wendy Fidler explores new research about the mechanics of thinking,
and dispels some modern myths about brain development and early thinking skills.
Montessori is a way of life, a philosophy about how human beings might live their lives and treat one another; it is an attitude of respect and encouragement. When babies are born they lack independence; it is the role of the adults caring for them to nurture and protect them and to help them to think, communicate and speak for themselves.