Does Montessori foster creativity?

Experience tells us that “creating” cannot be taught. It is the child’s environment that tends to foster or restrict a child’s creative potential. To foster creativity, Dr. Maria Montessori realized the environment must be beautiful itself and based on reality, not fantasy.

Children therefore, need freedom to develop creativity, freedom to select what attracts them in their environment and be able to relate to it without any interruptions. Creativity is involved with the intellectual and aesthetic process of the mind. Children in a Montessori environment are free from judgment.