Tuesday, July 31, 2007
A place for everything, and everything in its place. We've all heard that one, and it's a basic organizing principle. What I didn't realize until last night was that this concept was popularized by Dr. Maria Montessori, of Montessori school fame.
So I'm thankful to the book A Housekeeper is Cheaper than a Divorce for pointing that out. Talking about Dr. Montessori, the book says, "Children, she noticed, are comforted by an atmosphere of calm and order. An environment in which everything has a place is an extension of the routine and consistency that children love."
[photo by Crystal, from a Montessori school in Sweden]