The demands of our daily lives make Montessori daycare the best option for many parents. On the other hand, infant care can be a stressful experience for parents and children alike. To eliminate some of your concerns, we have put together a brief list of things to consider about your child’s potential daycare.
Hands-on learning is a central part of the Montessori preschool classroom. Play-based activities give kids an enjoyable way to learn new things, and that gives them an incentive to pursue more educational activities. Play-based activities are still teaching lessons, only presented in a way that is appealing to young minds
Developed by Maria Montessori in 1907, the Montessori Method defines your child’s Montessori preschool environment. It differs from traditional public school education in numerous ways and has shown positive results for kids all over the world including those with both physical and learning disabilities. To determine whether the Montessori environment is right for your child, it will help to understand a little of what sets Montessori apart.
What children learn during their Montessori preschool years will have an effect on them for the rest of their lives. Attending school is exciting in itself, but your child will be enthralled by the child-centric classroom, making lots of new friends, and being given a way to answer some of the many questions he has about himself and the world he lives in.
Whether your child is returning to their Montessori pre-school classroom as a kindergartener or this will be their first experience in a Montessori classroom, starting a new school year or joining a new class can be intimidating, especially if your child is shy. Shyness comes in all shapes and sizes, but try these three exercises with your child to help them feel prepared for kindergarten, no matter what their type of shyness looks like.
Sending a little love from the kitchen is a comforting way to let your Montessori kindergartner know you care. The healthy options presented here should be a good starting point for planning pack lunches that your kids will love while you ensure they are getting a healthy meal to aid their development.
Having a set of daily routines helps Montessori preschool children build self-confidence and teaches them a sense of order in their lives. Knowing what step comes next and how it can be achieved encourages your kids to act more independently and provides them with an avenue to seek acceptance from others. For children with some learning disabilities, routines are the barrier between themselves and anxiety attacks or emotional outbreaks.
No matter who we are or what is going on in our lives, we all have something to be grateful for. By showing-- which is identical to teaching-- gratitude to your young children, you can teach them the path to a gratitude mindset that will serve them for the rest of their lives. We encourage this mindset in the Montessori elementary school, and encourage parents to do the same at home.
Your Montessori elementary school is a holistic environment, putting an emphasis on developing the total child. This means that emotional and social education takes place alongside more traditional studies such as math and reading. The underlying goal is to help your child become an integral part of the classroom and community, using respect and conflict resolution to reduce confrontations and disagreements
Your child’s Montessori preschool is interested in more than memorizing facts. It provides a complete approach to becoming active members of first the classroom and the community they live in. Teaching the social skills your preschooler needs to learn is more a matter of guidance than education, and it begins at home rather than in the classroom