This is how the child enters a state of deep concentration, expends maximum effort, and carries a cycle of activity to completion. In this manner the child eases the ordinary emotional pain and frustration of daily life, builds confidence to press forward, fuels inner motivation, increases the drive to seek out challenges, reaches a satisfaction in accomplishment, and achieves a glowing experience of joy.

“The child must love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be beautiful and clear, striking his imagination. Once this love has been kindled, all problems facing education will disappear.”

~Maria Montessori