The Montessori Method is an approach to learning developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. It prepares your child for primary school with advanced learning skills by providing the bridging skills needed for school readiness and to excel in that next environment.
It establishes a sound foundation of early life skills which are necessary to be suitably equipped for modern day life. Research studies show that Montessori children are well prepared for later life, academically socially and emotionally. They score well above average showing responsibility and enthusiasm for learning and adapting to new situations – all of which are crucial outcomes if a child is to be appropriately equipped for coping with the challenges of fast paced modern day life.
Why do parents choose Montessori?
There are many reasons parents might choose Montessori, including:
Children develop independence, leadership skills, and self-esteem
Learning happens naturally and at the childs own pace
Teachers act as guides for the children, as opposed to strict authority figures
Children can work in small groups
Special needs children tend to do well in a Montessori setting because they receive special, individually-tailored attention
Students are able to study materials in a way that works with their individual style of learning. For instance, a student may be asked if he is ready for a particular task or lesson at hand. Children can also choose what kind of work they would like to do.
Montessori is a great method for establishing independence and well-roundedness.
Academics in Montessori
In a Montessori classroom, a strong emphasis is put on the academics. If your child is in a Montessori programme you can expect them to:
Learn at their own pace
Develop language abilities
Understand mathematical concepts
“The first duty of an education is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop”
Dr Maria Montessori