Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori!
August 31st, 2012, was a special day for Montessorians all over the world. Not only was it the celebration of Maria Montessori’s 142nd birthday, but Google chose to honor her today with a special “Google Doodle” made up of the familiar Montessori materials we know and love.
I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, as the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are “Montessori kids” who frequently credit their creativity, innovation, and “out-of-the-box” thinking to their early years in Montessori.
It’s so beautiful! And by clicking on it, people were taken from Google’s homepage to a search for “Maria Montessori” where they were able to find out more about her life and work. Such great publicity!
For a closer look at the Montessori/Google connection, you might enjoy this post: Google Makes Sense When You Think Montessori.