The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
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The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.
Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.
To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.
We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.
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