31 Jul

The Practical Life Activities

Practical Life activities at Arbor View Montessori School develop concentration, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Dr. Montessori wrote, “A child’s work is to create the person he or she will become. An adult works to perfect the environment, but a child works is to perfect his or herself."
19 Jul

Defining Montessori Preschool Programs

Montessori preschool programs offer parents an alternative to traditional school. Unfortunately, many parents are unaware of Montessori preschools and an even larger number of parents are unaware of Montessori methods and curriculum.
10 Jul

The Cylinder Blocks

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.
10 Jul

Sensorial Preparation for Writing

Many of the sensorial exercises are a remote preparation for academic learning. For example, the child who has learned to listen carefully will be able to perceive subtle differences in the sounds of the letters.
27 Jun

The Color Tablets

The child's first introduction to color is a box containing six tablets--two red, two blue and two yellow. All the other tablets are the same size, shape and texture. They differ only in highly contrasting color. In this exercise, the child pairs the tablets and learns...
26 Jun

Smelling Jars

The Smelling Jars consist of two sets of small jars with removable caps. These jars are identical in all respects except the flavoring which they contain. One has cinnamon, another mint, another coffee, another cloves, etc. Each jar has a distinct fragrance.
01 Apr

Montessori Approach

Montessori approach to early childhood education, not only teaches children how to fine tune their motor skills but also help them to develop a sense of independence. Many parents over the years have chosen the Montessori approach to early childhood education for their children and see their children bloom before their very eyes.
26 Mar

Learning Environment

The stimulating environment provided to the child is planned with care to help the child develop a solid foundation for future creative learning. The learning activities provided are individualized, so that the learning task appeals to the child-this helps develop a positive attitude towards school.
15 Mar

How does Montessori education work?

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.
03 Mar

The Practical Life Exercises

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.
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