Points of Interest (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Points of Interest (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Points of Interest are specific features intentionally integrated into each activity or material to captivate a child’s attention, guide their progress, and encourage repetition and exploration.[1] These points of interest provide immediate feedback, or what Montessori referred to as ‘control of error,’ stimulating the child’s curiosity and refining their understanding through trial and error. By serving as “signposts” throughout the activity, these points of interest help maintain the child’s engagement and direct them toward their learning goals.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The details of the material, to which the child applies a sort of active sensorial analysis, attract him to such an extent that he will desire to recognise them and to compare them with each other.”[2]
  • “The exercises of practical life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the very essence of a useful education.”[3]