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What is Montessori?

What is Montessori?

Montessori Education is an internationallyacclaimed system of childhood education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessoriphilosophy has been in existence for over 100 years! This email will providepractical information for parents on following the Montessori philosophy inyour home.

When presenting Montessori activities at home,it is good to remember the following:

Children learn from observing what adultsare doing. With their limited physical abilities, children need adults to show themhow to do certain activities the easier way.

Montessori activities also have to beordered or sequenced in such a way that they will be easy for children tofollow. It is recommended to divide the activities into simple steps.

Do not explain too much about theactivities you are doing, it is better to allow children to observe what ishappening.

Use key words, such as the names of theobjects or the actions you are performing.

When presenting the activities, always doso at a slower pace – your child’s pace and not your own.

Pull back. Allow them to try it on theirown and to learn by themselves.

Do not expect children to achieve yourdesired result after the first try. Repetition will help them perfect theactivity.

Having these Montessori activitiesavailable and accessible for them to try on their own when they want to, willencourage them practice the skill.

 


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