As a foundation for writing and arithmetic the child has learnt (in a cognitive fashion), “concrete” experiences through the sensorial and practical life lesson activities. These are a vital precedent to beginning Maths activities as they introduce size and dimension through the senses. We recommend you complete most of the lessons in the
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The Large Moveable Alphabet is used as an introduction to writing, and to show the child that the symbols for the sounds in speech can be used to express thoughts and make words.
The use of computer and handheld applications in the Montessori Method seems to attract mixed responses from Montessorians. One of the cornerstones of the Montessori Method is that it relies on concrete cognitive signals that are gained from learning through the senses, for example a sensorial exercise with the Red Rods which is one of […]
The Montessori reading series is mostly focused on the phonetic aspect of language. The child will spend time learning the initial sounds. Next the focus is on identifying middle sounds of words (emphasizing short vowel sounds), and the ending sounds of words. He does a lot of matching and sorting activities. Objects and pictures are matched by their sounds.
We are unable to “imagine” things which…do not actually present themselves to our senses; even language would be lacking to us to explain things lying beyond those customary limits by which our consciousness is bounded.
The atmosphere of harmony that exists in a Montessori classroom is a reflection of the spontaneous behaviour of the children who have a heightened awareness of each other and a natural tendency towards loving and caring, both as individuals and as a social group.
View these videos below for a simple explanation of how the card materials are used in the Montessori Method and what there purpose is. [flashvideo filename=Temp/subscribervideos/nomenclaturecards.mp4 /]
A series of Video lectures recorded by Margaret Homfray who is a well known and knowledgeable proponent of the Montessori Method.
Dr. Montessori’s cosmic view of education is to teach all branches of learning as part of an interwoven network. Therefore, music is not taught as a subject but as an integral part of the daily activities of the class. When the child first enters the class, he joins in small groups singing nursery rhymes and well-known […]
Montessori Practical Life is the cornerstone of a child’s interaction with his world.
Between the ages of birth to four-and-a-half, children are in a sensitive period for refining their senses. Children at this age are capable of learning to discern hundreds of qualities of the things around them as well as absorb information about things, such as learning their names.
One can take advantage of this particular interest that is unique to this age group. Introducing interesting things with their names through the “Three Period Lesson” harnesses the power of association within the subconscious which is one of the key building blocks for abstraction in later life.
“Art belongs to the whole world and the barriers of nationality vanish before it”
Learning the Alphabet the Montessori Way is the most fundamental building block to language.
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