At Arbor View Montessori Preschool the classroom is a child’s world. It is created to meet the needs of the child and adapted to his or her size. Our curriculum is designed to meet the space, needs and interests of children between the ages of three and six.
The child in a Montessori classroom learns to control a pencil by filling in outlines, an activity which does not weary him or her because he or she enjoys it. To make the outline, he or she uses equipment known as the Metal Insets. Each inset represents a different geometric shape.
Dr. Montessori always pointed out that the young child has a natural sensitivity for language development which follows closely on the years when he or she learns to speak his or her native language (Montessori, 1966). The child at three, four and five has a unique fascination for words, both printed and spoken.
Indirect preparation for the motor technique of writing begins when the child uses the Cylinder Blocks. These are four oblong blocks of a natural colored wood. Each block contains ten cylinder shaped insets which can be handled by a knob attached to the top.
The real essence of the Montessori method is to help the natural process of human development, to create integrated personalities, that is, people who have a sense of responsibility, who know their limitations, who have a sense of...
The Montessori classroom is a child's world. It is created to meet the needs of the child and adapted to his or her size. It is designed to meet the space, needs and interests of children between the ages of three and six. It is designed to put the child at ease by giving him or her freedom in an environment prepared with attractive materials.
It is hard to believe that February is already behind us and March is here. We had a very busy month with many of our cultural studies and holidays: President's Day, Washington’s Birthday and Valentine's Day. We would like to share all our goals and activities for this month.
Montessori education is about inculcating the thirst of knowledge in the child, developing a sense of order, nurture functional creativity, boost self-confidence and most importantly, bring in a sense of independence.
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.