MONTESSORI METHOD OF EDUCATION
The Montessori methodology of education developed by an Italian Educationist Dr. Maria Montessori and is based on self-directed activity, hands-on-learning, and collaborative play. We follow the authentic Montessori Methodology in our curriculum and we use all the pure Montessori materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori to develop the following skills in the children:
EPL is simple, clear, purposeful and can be easily understood by the child. It helps the child with greater independence with regards to taking care of himself, environment, social behavior and physical elementary movements.
Sensorial materials are scientifically prepared instruments to help the child become conscious of the physical properties of a matter. The sensorial materials are capable of activating the intelligence, will and the voluntary movements.
Dr. Montessori believed that children have mathematical minds so she revolutionized the way of teaching mathematics. She developed a wonderful set of materials which presents the mathematical concept in a very concrete form followed by the abstract written version. The activities provide opportunities for the child to have a clear concept of numbers, their symbols, the law of the decimal system, arithmetic operations and much more.
Language and literacy are very important for a child’s overall thought and learning development process. We begin to teach the language through the phonetic sound of the letter, rhymes, then we move on to word building and recognition and then book reading. One of the wonders for children and teachers when the children put their thoughts on paper by the explosion into writing the letters.
There was a drastic change in the way of teaching at the time when the Montessori Methodology was adopted. And the younger children were full of curiosity and also loved exploring new things all by themselves. Now there are various materials which allow the children to explore biology, geography, simple science, zoology, and history.