Montessori Curriculum

"The child is not a glass to fill, but a source that we should let it sprout"

(María Montessori - Creator of the Montessori)

Practical Life

(2 to 6 years old)

Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life and they are involved in all aspects of our lives. These activities include: doing the dishes, setting the table, cleaning up and so on.

 

Grace and Courtesy activities are also included as part of the child learning. Through these activities they practice movement control and environment exploration.

The child observes these activities in the environment and gains knowledge through the real experience of how to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. Practical life activities give the child a sense of being and belonging, established through participation in daily life with us.

Sensory - Motor

(2 to 6 years old)

Children learn through their senses. They work with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experiences: smelling, tasting, seeing, touching, etc.

 

During preschool years children get excessive sensorial information. On the other hand, Montessori materials help them finding order and meaning to the world. They admire the world that surround them, together with developing observation and perception.

 

Maria Montessori called this “Materialized Abstraction”.

Language

(2 to 6 years old)

The Montessori method encourages comprehensive language development. The child will be exposed to phonetic, verbal, and visual games together with psychomotor activities, always learning at his own pace.

 

Children will learn different language sounds and symbols which will help them writing their first words.

 

From here, language will show up as if by magic followed by grammar comprehension, creating new phrases, and silent reading.

Creative Expression

(2 to 6 years old)

Art is one of the many ways children express themselves. Art is a way for them to communicate their feelings, specially when it comes to arts and crafts, music, and dance.

 

It is through art that children develop their fine motor skills and encourage their friends to paint, move, dance, and sing freely.

 

Art and music allow them to maximize language comprehension together with developing social, emotional, and cognitive skills.

Math Activities

(2 to 6 years old)

Montessori practical life and sensorial activities give indirect preparations for math. Then the math materials continue to prepare the child for later learning.

 

They use concrete materials to introduce abstract concepts and give a sequential understanding of mathematical concepts.

 

Children will repeat a math activity as many times as they want and until they feel ready to move on to a more challenging activity.

Science Activities

(3-6 years old)

Science in Montessori includes geography, zoology, gardening, and science.

 

Geography: kids learn from their own culture as well as cultures around the world.

 

Zoology: they learn about animals around the world and interesting topics such as animal ecosystem, feeding, and growing.

 

Gardening: children will be able to appreciate the importance of nature by learning about different types of plants, how to take care of them, how plants grow, and much more.

 

Science: they will discover the world through science by observing and working with their own hands.

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