Montessori Method

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SensorialMontessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child's natural psychological, physical, and social development.

Montessori respects the child as different from adults, and as individuals who differ from each other. In a prepared environment, the child moves freely to select carefully planned activities appropriate for his level of development.
Teachers are constantly alert to the needs of the child and seek to nurture their curiosity and natural motivation to learn. With the Montessori programmer, children gradually develop concentration, coordination, independence, confidence and grow up to be socially adjusted, positive individuals.

Montessori materials are an important part of our curriculum and have been specially and specifically designed according to strict Montessori specifications and standards.

Montessori curriculum includes:

Language

To help children in their development in language, the Montessori classroom is designed to help them reach the 3rd period of consciousness: understanding that sounds and words have meaning and that these symbols can be used in writing.. Because the learning of language is not done through subjects as in a normal classroom, children are learning at thier own rhythm. The special material also plays an important role in aiding children develop the powers of communication and expression, of organization and classification, and the development of thought.
But the most important tool in children's learning of language lies within the directress. TFA's teachers will support children in their learning, give them order to classify what they have learned, to help them build self-confidence, and to provide them with meaningful activities.

 

Number work

The mathematical apparatus provides children with an understanding of basic numerical rules. Through a series of carefully structured didactic materials, children first pick up basic concepts through concrete activities and are guided by our educators to understand more advanced, abstract concepts for formal schooling.

 

Sensorial

Sensorial materials offer children experiences from which they are able to draw abstract knowledge and allow them to better understand their environment. The manipulative equipment encourage both fine and gross motor skills, and utilize their visual, tactile and kinesthetic senses as they get exposed to the world of sound, colour, texture, quantity and shape. Children are encouraged to explore with the materials to create pairs, colour grading and learn by perception.

 

Practical Life Skills

Practical Life exercises are simple tasks which are based on reality, and excite children as they are allowed to imitate adults. Familiar objects are used such as buttons, jugs, and children practice life activities such as buttoning, pouring and washing. Acquiring these skills foster self-confidence in children and in the process, they perfect their coordination skills and lengthen their span of concentration. Good working habits are instilled in the children as they learn to put away materials after completing each task.

 

Culture and Understanding of the World

In the Montessori environment, children are exposed to various cultural subjects (geography, history, biology, science, music and art) to feed his/her imagination and understanding of the world around him/her. By being introduced to different cultures and life styles, children's moral and intellectual nature is elevated resulting in enlightenment and enjoyment of each other's cultures. Cultural activities includes Exploration and care of the environment both inside and outside.This also help them to understand his/her role in the world and that he/she is in fact, a very important part of the whole system. Special topics including festivals , events and occasions help children to learn and recognize differences, and similarities in cultures.