Let’s start with a little introduction of Montessori Method.
As you all know that Montessori method is a scientific method of teaching children from 3 to 6 years of age. It was developed by Maria Montessori. She was the one who stood up for the development of the children in their infancy period or absorbent mind period (0-6 years) because she of the opinion that it is the most important period and if it is lost all is lost.
A child’s mind is like a sponge. It absorbs things from the environment. From 0-3 years the child is more closer to his mother so, the mother or the guardian needs to provide a healthy environment to ensure growth. From 3 to 6 years, the Montessori education starts.
Some people mistake Montessori with being the name of the class. But it is not rather it is a whole way of teaching. This method covers the whole developing period from 0 to 18 years.
Montessori method is a an individualized teaching method meaning that in this method you give individual attention to all the children. Children need that kind of attention, they cannot learn with you standing in the center of the class and pouring out all you know in a flow. You cannot just come and go while teaching kids. They need your attention. They need your love and care. Sometimes you will need to repeat yourself over and over again. Sometimes you will have to pause what you want to teach and listen to what the children want to tell you and then mold them towards what you really what to teach. Just be patience and enjoy the little wonders.
The directness (teacher) in the Montessori Method is there to guide the children, to help them use their potential in a useful way and use their energies in constructive activities. This method is based on activities and work that ensures growth.
There are 5 areas in Montessori curriculum:
- EPL (Exercises for Practical Life)
- Cultural Subjects
Following are the objective of Montessori Method of Teaching.
- To normalize the children.
- To develop their personalities.
- To make the children independent and confident.
“Learning is an art and it should be taught to the child.”
I was thinking of starting with Language, an area in Montessori curriculum. There will some tips and talks about it plus the activities that we introduce to the little children with pics from my folders. 🙂
Hope you like it. Later