The Silence Game is played in Montessori classrooms to help the children develop a higher level of self-discipline. In turn, this will help to normalize the classroom. Silence is a “point of arrival”. The Silence Game should not be attempted until there is certainty of basic success.
The children enjoy the peaceful nature of the game and love to try to improve on their previous attempts. It is a wonderful activity to help children relax their bodies, become in tune with their environment, lengthen their attention spans and most importantly, to appreciate the beauty of silence.