Repetition (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Repetition (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Repetition refers to the repeated engagement of a child with a particular activity. Unlike adults who typically work towards an external objective, young children work towards internal goals. Thus, they often repeat an activity until their inner objective is met.[1] This urge to repeat activities is driven by the child’s intrinsic motivation and contributes to the refinement of their movements and the acquisition of new abilities.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The satisfaction which they find in their work has given them a grace and ease like that which comes from music.”[2]
  • “The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”[3]