Real focus and learning cannot be forced.

When children are interested in a subject they tend to spend a long time studying it, or in other words, trying to find their own experience….

“I remember a child who wanted to draw a river – the Rhine – with all its tributaries. He had, therefore, to search a long time in geographical treatises which had nothing to do with school books. For the actual drawing he chose graph paper as used by engineers, and made use of compasses and various other instruments. He succeeded in his endeavor showing tremendous patience – nobody, surely, would ever have exacted such an effort from him.” Quote: The Formation of Man, by Maria Montessori

Painting: Boy Studying, by Peter Vilhelm Ilsted