Earth Citizen is my favorite shirt so far. It has the globe/sphere and the colors used in the Montessori classroom to teach the children geography.
Each continent is color-coded, and they can feel the protruding continents and their sizes. For example: North America is orange, South America is pink, Europe is red, Asia is yellow, Africa is green, Australia is brown and Antartica is white. Later, animals of a particular continent are studied, the materials are laminated on the corresponding color of that continent to facilitate continent color association. How perfect is this?!
What I love about this t-shirt is that the inspiration comes from a place of love ❤️, that we are all One, this is my message, no matter in what continent you were born, you are a citizen of this beautiful planet, brothers and sisters, connected, related one way or the other. And this we can learn from our children, they are our teachers! They are unconditional, pure and have a pristine energy surrounding them.
Our son Saimir is 3 years old and he loves to wear this shirt, I know he can feel that there is a uniqueness about it.
Maria Montessori was very fond of nature and always mentioned the importance of guiding the children to respect, treasure and explore outside as much as they can. Mother nature is our great teacher, Planet Earth our home.
Here are some quotes by Maria Montessori related to nature:
“It is also necessary for his psychical life to place the soul of the child in contact with creation, in order that he may lay up for himself treasure from the directly educating forces of living nature.”
“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it’s shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping.”
“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.”
These are just a few! Soon we will have our online store and you will be able to purchase our lovely shirt! Send us a picture of you and family, when you purchase it, out in nature, enjoying it as an Earth Citizen😊
Raisa Espinet Batista