Games and activities work on physical development, especially fine and gross motor skills, and building or increasing physical stamina.
The importance of physical exercise and the need for children to have the freedom to “move” permeates life at Butler Montessori and its community. The 22-acre campus, with fields, woods, gardens and trails, provides a beautiful environment and a strong call to be outside doing activities whenever possible.
One of the core philosophical tenets of Dr. Maria Montessori’s education for children was her understanding of the need and importance for movement to perfect children’s coordination of both large and refined movements. She understood the link between movement and activity to the development of the intellect, which has been confirmed in recent years by brain research studies.