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.

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4 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori!”

  • Jennifer Beavers said at August 31st, 2012 at 8:30 pm :

    My 3 yr old son just started in Montessori on Tuesday at the same school my daughter graduated from 4 years ago. Still the same teachers and the same owners – I just love the commitment and dedication!

  • Rebecca Lutzer said at August 31st, 2012 at 9:27 pm :

    WOW, Lori….this is celebrating you, too. Congrats!

  • Lori Bourne said at August 31st, 2012 at 10:46 pm :

    Hi, ladies! Yes, this is a great day for Montessorians everywhere. Jennifer, I am so glad that your son can attend a quality Montessori school!

  • Lori Bourne said at February 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 am :

    Better late than never!