By: admin at Sep, 09, 2011

Your child will begin with the simplest exercises based on activities that all children enjoy. Montessori equipment is used at ages 3 and 4 and will help to develop concentration, coordination and work habits necessary for the more advanced exercises that will be performed at 5 and 6 years of age. In addition children will also develop independence, self-discipline and skills for reading, writing, counting, socializing and the love of learning.

Our Montessori curriculum includes the following:

Practical Life

These activities help children gain control in the coordination of movement while also helping them gain independence and the ability to adopt to his/her society. These exercises also aid in the growth and development of the child’s intellect and concentration and will in turn also hep the child develop an orderly way of thinking.

Sensorial

These materials are carefully designed to isolate one attribute at a time, so the child can concentrate on distinguishing and naming that particular trait. They also provide a stimuli for self-education through discovery and self-correction.

Language

A phonetic approach to language development is used. Within a Montessori classroom many activities assist children to expand their vocabulary and refine and correct pronunciation.

Math

Teaching materials offer an exciting experience for number concepts and operations. The materials begin with concrete experiences but move the child towards the abstract.

Cultural Studies

Children are encouraged to study culture to gain knowledge in order to find their place in the world, to see harmony, and to bond with others. Dr. Montessori believed that geography should be introduced so that the child develops the sense of where he/she is on earth, using the globe to identify and explore the continents.

Art

Art is incorporated on a daily basis in support of the week or month’s overall theme. Children find great satisfaction in the ability to use their imaginations to make works of art, whether they are cutting and pasting, using crayons and markers, or using play dough. They explore colours and learn about design.

Music

All children enjoy movement and music. Dr. Montessori believed in integrating music with movement for young children. Our students learn how to use music and movement to develop an awareness of their bodies, particularly in developing gross motor skills (e.g., balance, jumping, hopping, etc.). Children also learn to differentiate between noise and music and to develop an aesthetic appreciation of music.

French

Teaching children multiple languages at a young age literally expands the child’s brain and gives them a foundation for further language learning. Children at this age learn new languages with an ease that can never be repeated as an adult.