In head,chest,and abdomen.Similarly,the basic outline of our

this essay, I’m going to describe about the how does develop the imagination of a child in freely in
very well prepared environment. Always Dr.Maria Montessori highlighted  the reality of a child and for a child .According
to her understanding of child’s environment and their world id quiet developed and in
her world world environment is beautiful, melodious and centered on reality and
the child can ” organize his perceptions of it.” (Taylor, “Creativity & the
Child’s Imagination”). Dr,Montessori
always encourage the
idea of prepared environment because according to her that everything the child
came to interact with would be enable to maximize his own learning and
consideration.  This type of surrounding
like cool and well organized environment has a lot of movement and activities.
Child has freedom to select and work on activities at his own will and his
experience mixture of freedom and self-discipline is guided by the environment.

The embryo itself is divided into three parts representing the head,chest,and abdomen.Similarly,the
basic outline of our educational system had a linear unity marked with a number
of individual features which developed into three different areas comprising
the environment ,teacher and various objects used by the children”                                                   Dr. Maria Montessori-The Secret of
Childhood –pg-139

“The first aim of the prepared
environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child
independent of the adult.”

Montessori   The Secret
of Childhood,


Prepared environment is a very basic and important
part of the world of Montessori. It is connected for the child to learn from
the adults. When we see a child as young, innocent little creation of god who
is trying to place himself to the world and this child try to use his senses to
take imitations from his environment or surrounding. He is trying to learn to
order and organize these kind of things in order to able to understand and
rapidly interact with his world. In Montessori world, we know a child under 6
years needs a compact base in reality. He needs solid, real example of the
world around him and he needs to connect and be a part of this world. This
environment has to be safe and easy and freely to discover and has to be ready
and beautiful and attractive for the child to offers him to work. Dr .Montessori always mention
to work as an activity and a child does this but most of the people in the different
approaches ‘play’. In Montessori’s world this is not a play
and according to Dr Montessori this is the invention or creation of the child
who create through his imagination .He play(s) and enjoy(s)
The role of the teacher is a constructor who construct this environment in
which he will learn and development of the child is dependent on the
environment .For example: a child
act freely as his

routine-washing tables, arranging flowers, doing sums, composing words and so
on, because he himself as chosen to do so, then his whole ego is active, and
his personality functions as a unity.

In classroom in Montessori world (In a
Montessori classroom,), encourage the
child to discover and be creative. Prepared environment is one of the place
where a child learn(s) social
and academic skills and becomes an independent human being. Dr.Maria Montessori
recognized the unique way in where a child understand(s) the concept of a child’s absorbent mind.  (The meaning of the aforementioned sentence is not correct.  However, I believe you want to say that Dr.
Montessori say the uniqueness of the child’s absorbent mind and she created her
prepared environment for each child.) Dr. Montessori defined
her vision about Prepared Environment 
like  a place where children  could be encourage(d) for their work to cover their need for
self-construction and help them to expose their personality.  For
example: when I went to a Montessori for my task to make an observation report.
The head teacher of casa B is busy to prepared environment for children in the
morning before arrival. She guide(d) me (to) how
important (it  is) to prepared (the) classroom and give them to opportunity
to choose their activities by their decision or choice .Like this we encourage
to create their work according to their imaginations.

Montessori environment ,there
are some concept to the prepared environment and all are play an important role
.There are freedom,
structure and order, beauty ,nature and we can say reality, social and
intellectual environmentAfter learn(ing) about each of these concepts and why
prepared environment is important to the success of development of a child in
Montessori world. We cannot refuse the importance of each of these basic principles
of prepared environment and these aspects are also connected with each other’s.

In Montessori education structure and
order exactly reflect the sense of structure and order in the whole universe
and in Montessori classroom, there is a sensitive period for
order which happens between the age of one and three and that is a time when a
child begins to assumptions of the around him .if there is no order to his world, then the sense
of reason of a child may be off since and he cannot be able to corroborate his

Montessori environment should be beautiful
and attractive and should recommend a simple harmony. This
type of classroom
difininatlly invite a child to come and do his work and easily seen the
attitude of those who working there, whatever it is a child or an adult. In this environment has
a great respect for nature. Dr.
Montessori believed that we should use nature to inspire children and she recommended
to the teachers to take the children out into the nature rather than keeping
them into the classroom.   This is why in the classroom using
and natural material like wood, reeds, bamboo, cotton and glass. Furniture
should be a child size and in this environment, child size real objects works
properly to create a perfect prepared environment. Child should be encourage to
develop the sense of kindness
and responsiveness for the other people. Social interaction is also supported  through the surrounding and encourage with
the nature and multi age group of classroom .With the social interaction
,intellectual environment has an important place in this enviornment.The main
thing is to develop the whole personality of the child ,not only his intellect.
With the help of Montessori curriculum (Practical life, Sensorial, Language,
Mathematics and cultural) a child has structure which is lead of creative work
in the classroom.

 “When we speak of independence and freedom for
the child, do not transfer to this field the ideas of

and freedom that we hold as ideal in the world of adults”,

Dr.Maria Montessori _ The
Absorbent Mind- pg-148

believed that a child should be free to discover and follow his own will or wish,
therefore the development of his potential and it helps to increasing his
knowledge of the environment around him. A child should be experience his
freely mood of work and feel freedom of movement, freedom of discovery, freedom
to interact others and freedom from intervention for socially .In the respect
of child’s freedom to allow the child to reveal himself to others and make it
possible to guide to see and respond to his inner guide which is connected the
child’s growth. In the first place ,we can say in the sense of respect for
oneself mentions to teach children are free to choose their activities and its
teacher’s duty to provide all the material require for his task, and know
how to use the materials respectfully to avoid self-harm. Children can choose
to their activity independently or in a group. They should be invited to do
activity with other classmates but should not interfere with other child’s work.
All children should be show respect for other classmate’s .Respect for the
environment is also very important in the Montessori .Proper use of material
and taking care of all things living and non-living within the environment.
There are many types of freedom in the prepared environment, like freedom of
move where children are freely to move around in the class and from one
activity to another activity and allowing to freedom of movement. Children can
learn to discover their environment and discover their interest to choose
purposeful activity and fulfil their need for work. Freedom of choice is a
basic approach in Montessori, allows the child to explore his needs, interest
and abilities. It encourages child to be engaged in his learning and explore
the outcomes of his work. There is also a very basic concept is freedom of time
which is allow the children to work with the same material for providing they
like and encourage children to learn at their own style. It develop the skill
of attention. Freedom to repeat is also very important to three hour activity
cycle gives children to chance to work
with provided material and reach success through practice. In this way,
children can learn problem solving and self-correct. Always Dr.Montessori
encourages children to communicate in classroom .In this way, children can
learn discuss work, problem solve, and develop their social skills. The plan
of the Montessori materials always encourages children to realize the outcome
of the activity by themselves. Every material is designed with a visual control
of error. This approach the child should be understand the outcome of the work
through hands-on learning experiences.

“Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good,
and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our

Freedom within prepared environment encourages
children to become respectful members of the classroom community and use their
potential to do work. It
is kind of strict and children are not able to play and use their imaginations.
In this environment ,children should be use their imagination when provided
with the space for the freedom to discover the Montessori material .If we
follow the four plans of development ,we can say  the second plane of Development, the years
from 6-12, is follow the use of child’s imagination, where imagination is
measured an important device of the mind used to discover history and the
cosmos through storytelling, drama, and allegory. In argument of imagination
for children under age 6 generally involves of differentiating between fantasy
and imagination. Children
use their imagination when provided with the freedom to discover   materials within a peaceful environment. Teacher
cannot even start to guess at the workings of a child’s mind and what emerges
in the magination of the child at any given moment.  If they see the
workings of the mind of the child imagining a new idea is not possible without their
verbally express it.  As an adult we try to think of imagination as only
being related with free play but Montessori education encourages imagination
through reality-based activities.  In other words a child can build on an idea
already grounded in reality.

For example:

 The building the Pink Tower in the correct
sequence from biggest. In this activity the children are given freedom to discover
these materials, sometimes together like Pink Tower compared to Brown Stair
providing the exploration is child-led and purposeful. Through this discovery,
a child can see a great deal of creativity and the child creates designs,
patterns with his imagination, etc. Children have been creatively building and
until they reach a deep level of satisfaction from this activity.

sum up,  we are not refuse the importance
of  Freedom in the Prepared Environment develop the
child’s imagination, in  prepared environment ,we
can give them to opportunity to choose their activities by their decision or
choice .Like this we encourage to create their work according to their
imaginations. There are freedom, structure and order, beauty, nature and we can
say reality, social and intellectual environment are the part of prepared
environment. Child should be free to discover and follow his own wish, therefore
the development of his potential and it helps to increasing his knowledge of
the environment around him. A child should be experience his freely mood of work
and feel freedom of movement, time, repeat, and using their imagination, child
can discover his own potential and develop his skills through the real life


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