So today I’ve been wondering why do we test our child? We keep asking questions like “What colour is this?" and so many others. I’ve done it too. Before I had any exposure to the Montessori approach, I was unknowingly and constantly testing my son. “Can you show grandma how you can clap?"“What sound does the cow make?"“What’s this? And this? And this?" I don’t even know why I was asking him these things. Often I’d ask him to perform some new skill or trick on cue, maybe to make myself … [Read more...] about Montessori and testing: why do we keep asking “What colour is this?” and other questions to test our child?