Frequently Asked Questions - Montessori Setup
Dr. Maria Montessori was an esteemed expert on child development. She highlighted that every child goes through an exceptional development process and grows as per his or her capacity.
Her ideas and practices emphasized that knowledge necessitates more than a memorization of educational materials. Dr. Montessori believed that learning should be made specific enough so that child of different ages can easily grasp. She is the one who insisted and developed a method and series of materials that can be integrated into the classroom setting.
The curriculum followed in Montessori is very from traditional classroom culture that concentrates on children learning the same thing, at the same time, in the same way. Montessori curriculum gives a process that cannot be determined by a child’s age. Instead, learning is a process that is determined by the rate and speed at which a child can acquire one skill before moving on to another skill. Therefore, Montessori classrooms have mixed-age groups, where a 2-year old may be in the same classroom setting as a 4-year old, based on developmental ability.
Children process everything through their senses. The child-centric environment is a sensorial one and requires well-chosen materials and activities for learning. Everything should be carefully chosen by keeping child in mind.
Kids learn with specially designed Montessori materials and involve themselves in investigating until they understand the concept. The goal is to keep children safe and comfortable.
Montessori materials are cleverly designed to allow children to work independently with the slight introduction or help.
The students enjoy themselves to come into the environment as they choose their own work and can use it appropriately and put it back without help.
These materials have multiple levels of challenge and they can be used repeatedly at different progressive levels.
As per Dr.Maria Montessori, moving and learning activities in kids are inseparable. The child must involve her entire body and use all her senses in the process of learning. Children look for opportunities for looking, listening, smelling, touching, tasting, and moving their body.
- Montessori materials are self-explanatory and has “control of error”. Teacher never has to correct one’s work. Child can try again, ask another child for help, or go to a teacher for suggestions if the work doesn’t look quite right.
- When children look at these colorful Montessori materials, they are drawn to explore them with their senses.
- The Montessori materials gives an opportunity for interactive learning and discovery.
- Children gets a chance to make exciting discoveries on their own.
- Along with the teacher, child develops a trusted ally with these learning materials as these are their tools of discovery, growth and development.
- As the students become older with these materials, they build their solid foundation from their concrete learning and this helps them to move gracefully into abstract thinking which transforms their learning.
- For children it might look like toys and they are happy playing with it among their friends, but these brilliantly designed curriculum and materials takes them one step ahead in their thinking level.
Many of Kidken’s playschool furniture are made of smooth polished wood and high-quality fiber. Others are made of enameled metal, wicker, and fabric. Kidken has premium and budget range Montessori materials. We have very carefully developed materials, that complement the Montessori curriculum.
Premium range Montessori materials are:
- Essentials of Practical Life (Epl)
- Sensorial Apparatus
- Curriculum Support Materials
- Montessori Furniture
- Toddlers Montessori Materials
Budget range Montessori materials are:
- Sensorial Apparatus
Play equipment Kidken offering are:
- Children gym equipment
- Play homes
- Play stations
- Sand pit
- See saw, rockers, cars
- Slides & Swings
Play school Materials are:
- Story telling
- Hand & Eye coordination
- Art work, Play
- Musical Instruments
- Charts Science decorative items
- EVA mats
We believe it is because these materials designs are familiar; perhaps it is because it is what they see other children doing. Materials used in Montessori classrooms are presented to children as if the teacher is presenting any magic and teachers also encourage the children to use these themselves and how they should handle these special objects.
Montessori materials provides a wealth of knowledge to be explored by the child. It gives the child an opportunity to practical life. Specific set of Montessori materials developed by Dr. Maria is not only fit to work within the classroom but also across classroom levels. And the materials the child would see in the next classroom not only referred to the materials in the earlier classroom (sometimes they were the same materials, used in a more complex way), but also required the understanding they gained by that earlier material.
- Repeating tasks with the materials directs to perfection.
- Children practice patience while working with materials that require them to follow a lengthy sequence and complete the cycle of challenging work.
- Children learn to make positive choices.
- They gain problem solving skills as they work independently with these dazzling materials.
- It allows them to understand the value of constructive and meaningful work.
- The practical life exercises fascinate the children and they grow to care for the community.
- When older student guides the younger student, they learn leadership quality. This builds self-confidence and enthusiasm for learning process.
- One of the biggest differences would be seen in social skills and behavior.
- Children gym equipment are important as the physical activities keep them active. Kids when they don’t like something they remain silent. Hence, Kidken’s gym equipment are colorful and child favorable that it fascinates them to practice those. They get used to working out regularly which is a good habit, and this may follow them when they are going to be adults.
- Kidken offers Sensorial materials which enhance learning through hands-on activities that stimulate the senses in the youngster. This provides a way for children to explore their world Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem-solving skills, and social interaction.
- We also provide outdoor equipment which helps for child growth such as Sand Pit, See-saw, Rockers. All these are helpful in the development of fine motor skills like Hand-Eye coordination. There are different ways in which toddler indulge themselves in sand play. They get hours of fun playing in the sand. It promotes creativity.
- We encourage Trampoline exercise which improves cardiovascular fitness, coordination & agility, muscle toning. It is one of the Stress Relievers.
- Children when they observe adults engaged in daily works they start wanting to help and it would be time-consuming to allow them. Instead, use our Essentials of Practical Life materials which gives children a sense of accomplishment and belonging.