Is Montessori Education Against Fantasy?

One of the noticeable differences between traditional early childhood classrooms and Montessori classrooms is the absence of fantasy characters in the Montessori prepared environment. No Super Man, Power Rangers and Tom and Jerry; they are all left at the door. Dr Montessori discouraged the involvement of fantasy characters in the carefully prepared classroom environment.  This is one of the parts of Montessori education that puzzles most people. What’s the difference between fantasy and imagination and what’s the big deal?

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