Arbor View Montessori wants to extend a special thanks to all the parents who joined us for our Thanksgiving feast. We are thankful for all the great food you provided for our children. Parent’s support and participation make Arbor View Montessori School such a special place for your children to grow. Here is to a wonderful and successful New Year. Your support means a lot us.
Your Director, teachers and staff.
Carrying the water in a pitcher and pouring it into a basin helps the child to perfect his coordination. At Arbor View Montessori Practical Life Exercises involve the use of water with which most children naturally like to play. As children become absorbed in an activity such as pouring water, the activity gradually helps lengthen their span of coordination. You don’t usually find these types of activities at daycare and preschools. Montessori activities help children learn to pay attention to details and follow a regular sequence of action. Finally, children learn good working habits as they finish each task and put away all their material before beginning another activity.
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Exercises that include familiar objects
Dr. Montessori wrote, “A child’s work is to create the man he will become. An adult works to perfect the environment but a child works to perfect himself.” Using the child’s natural inclination as a point of departure, Dr. Montessori structured several exercises for the classroom to help the child satisfy their need for meaningful activity.
At Arbor View Montessori we introduce exercises with that include familiar objects like buttons, brushes, dishes, pitchers, water and many other things which the child may recognize from his or her home experience.
For the young child, there is something special about tasks which an adult considers ordinary like washing dishes, paring vegetables, and polishing shoes. They are exciting to the child because they allow him or her to imitate...
Montessori Teaching Strategies
Montessori teaching strategies are very effective at every level, in teaching children to “learn how to learn”. It is a system that focuses on teaching for understanding, using concrete materials to prepare children for future abstract academic. It is these sensorial impressions that become the foundation for a lifetime of understanding.
Many parents who choose Montessori for their preschoolers want their children to continue Montessori through kindergarten if it is available. Some parents look upon Montessori as a preschool preparation for public kindergarten. These parents feel a Montessori school is a place where a very young child can be taken care of until he/she is old enough for public school. However, children who don’t continue Montessori through kindergarten children actually miss a very fruitful part of the Montessori experience.
It will be helpful to begin by observing four-year olds in the Montessori classroom. Parents should seek answers to the following questions: 1) Is my child comfortable and happy? 2) How does he/she interact with other children? 3) Does he/she choose his/her own activities? 4...