Practical Life exercises provide the foundation for all other activities in the Montessori classroom, fulfilling the child’s plea: “Help me to do it myself!” where children desire Independents. Through exercises in daily living, such as pouring and scrubbing, sewing and gardening, or practicing grace and courtesy, the child gains confidence and mastery of the environment.
Our environment provides all child size and practical skills materials that help children acquire independence. After individual skills are refined, children apply them in purposeful work.
Practical Life corner also contributes to the control and coordination of movement, development of concentration, and the self-esteem that make a real contribution to the group.
The purpose and aim of Sensorial work are for the child to acquire clear, conscious information and to be able to make classifications in his environment then.
Sensorial activity is done here to create and enhances the senses of the children. Different types of exercises include visual sense, chromatic sense, tactile muscular sense, tactile sense, thermic sense, baric sense, auditory sense, gustatory sense, and olfactory sense.
The materials in our classroom enable them to classify their environment and the other related things. Children learn to identify, organize, and isolate stuff from each other.
Montessori Numeracy curriculum is based on giving children exposure to concrete materials first, then giving them incremental opportunities to work on more abstract concepts.
The mathematical concepts covered in our Montessori classroom are numeration, the decimal system, computation, arithmetic tables, whole numbers, fractions, and positive numbers. Arithmetic is the process of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
The children can hold the material in their hands. The materials are symbolic or representative of something of a number. That symbolism changes over time until children are ready to let go of the materials and find solutions on paper or even in their heads. This idea of mastering a skill without the assistance of materials is what we refer to as abstraction.
Montessori language materials are designed primarily to teach children the intricacies of written and spoken language. Before children get into reading and writing, our classroom gives a whole range of pre-reading and writing activities to enhance;
Vocabulary – Vocabulary, knowing the names of things.
Print Motivation – a child’s interest in and enjoyment of books. A child with print motivation enjoys being read to, plays with books, pretends to write, asks to be read to, and likes trips to the library.
Print Awareness – learning that writing in English follows basic rules such as flowing from top-to-bottom and left-to-right and that the print on the page is what is being read by someone who knows how to read.
Narrative Skills – Understanding and telling stories and describing things is important for children to know what they are learning to read.
Letter Knowledge -learning that letters have names and are different from each other and that specific sounds go with particular messages.
Phonological awareness – the ability to hear and manipulate the smaller sounds in words. It also includes the ability to listen to and create rhymes, to say words with sounds or chunks left out, and the ability to put two-word chips together to make a word.
A firm grasp of pre-reading and writing will allow students to progress with their learning. Students use language materials to explore letters, sounds, handwriting, and eventually speaking, reading, spelling, and writing.
The Montessori Cultural Studies curriculum provides children with an opportunity to explore the larger world. As part of a rich exploration of the different cultures of the world, students learn about the people, terrain, and animals of each continent as they study them in the three-year cycle.
Cultural Studies also introduces children to the physical world surrounding them, providing them with the opportunity to explore real things and learn the scientific names for plants and animals. Areas studied include geography, zoology, botany, physics, earth science, and social studies.
Maria Montessori thought of children as the redeeming factor in the evolution of human beings. Therefore, she felt it important to focus on teaching peace early in a child’s life. It is not enough to discuss ease but to create an environment that inspires relaxation.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT:
Throughout the early years, children are learning to do new things with their bodies. Music and its movement make your children feel relish and happy. We have arranged and organized the music and training in the institute. Students love to participate and coordinate in the music class. Music and movement benefit a child’s development in many ways. Here are skills that music and exercise can help develop:
- Participating in a group
- Social skills
- Express emotions
- Enhance self‐concept by sharing music and dance of each other’s culture
- Refine listening skills‐noticing changes in tempo or pitch
- Awareness of movement and body positions
- Creativity and imagination
- Develop large motor skills
- Improve balance, coordination, and rhythm through dance and movement activities
- Improve small motor skills‐learning finger plays and playing musical instruments
SPEECH & DRAMA:
A different theme is given to the child to enhance their abilities and their argument building character. Performing dramas with a moral lesson are the best way to show others good honest and polish acting skills. The theme is presented using an aim and learning goal (Well Being, Communications, Identity and Belonging and Exploring and Thinking).
- Action Poems
- Short Plays
- Drama Games
- Choral Verse Speaking
- Speech & Drama in an Early Years Setting teaches and encourages expressive language, conflict resolution, supports literacy, relieves emotional tension, and builds self-esteem and confidence.
Some kids have a shared mind to build and consider creative ideas and plans early.
Kid entrepreneur helps them in thinking critically to show their creativity. The best thing about the kid entrepreneur is the fast nourishment of their brain to implement their ideas.
Kidpreneurs is an interactive experience that not only expands children’s horizons with entrepreneurship but helps inspire them to become successful, confident entrepreneurs.
Every lesson, we will introduce children to different occupations and broaden their minds on foreign trade, slowly expanding to entrepreneurship.
The lessons in Physical Education class start with basic locomotor and non-locomotor skills with the toddlers. These skills will be built upon as the children mature. Students learn various skills used in sports such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching. Students are also introduced to recreational and outdoor activities such as Orienteering and Geocaching. Students learn the basic rules and strategies of various sports games and the positive health benefits of that activity. The Physical Education journey culminates with students taking part in full sports games, understanding the rules, and the importance of being active and healthy for life.
This is a course where we answer children’s curiosity, such as why is their sun, why do we have light, etc. Children come to a certain age where they want to know so much because their minds and bodies develop so rapidly that they need so much information to process and understand their world. Answering all questions and making them understand in the right way creates a sense of confidence to learn more about new things. So, we have organized a course to sharpen their cross-questioning and clearing all the concepts pop up in their minds.
Messy play is a technique or an activity to make the students learn about making new things from raw material. The raw material may be paints, water, or sand. It depends upon the things children are making. We encourage children with messy play. They are freely independent to create and shape the things they have in their mind. Most of the children love to paint something and paint their ideas on paper. Thus, it gives children a motivation to turn their thinking and ideas into physical appearance.
Teaching kids basic cooking skills sets them up for the future so well. First of all, they will cook and feed themselves once they are on their own. Forming a positive experience with fresh foods is so important because healthy foods are the foundation for good nutrition while learning about hygiene.
Children learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. They love activities in the kitchen because they can use all benefits of cooking with their senses. There are many ways to get kids involved in cooking. They can help prepare food and cook.