Benefits

It prepares your child for primary school (Grade 1) by providing the bridging skills needed for school readiness and excelling in that environment.

It establishes a sound foundation of early life skills necessary to be suitably equipped for modern-day life. Research studies show that Montessori children are well prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for later life. They score well above average, showing responsibility, enthusiasm for learning, and adapting to new situations – all crucial outcomes if a child is appropriately equipped to cope with the challenges of fast-paced, modern-day life.

Practical life skills are learned in a nurturing environment. Think of all the simple routine tasks that adults perform daily, such as getting dressed and washed, preparing food, setting and clearing a table at meal times, washing up, and cleaning and tidying the house. These are all practical life skills. The crucial difference between the view of the adult and that of the child is that, whereas the adult is interested in the result, a child is fascinated by the activity. Children are keenly interested in these activities and want to learn them- this is how they adapt to the world around them and construct reality. A Montessori education includes specifically formulated activities that impart practical life skills in a nurturing environment.

Scientifically designed specific materials are used to facilitate learning and develop muscular coordination. Materials are child-sized yet functional. The materials help develop the child’s muscular coordination, and some prepare their muscles for later specific tasks such as writing. Exercises are therefore activity-based to suit the needs of children in the 18- to 6-year age group. In particular, Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses and not only through the more traditional approaches of listening, watching, and reading.

Each child can develop at their own pace, promoting independence and self-reliance. In pursuit of this end, learning materials and exercises contain a control of error so that children may correct their mistakes and guide themselves towards successful and independent completion of tasks. This own-pace approach permits children to attain levels far ahead of their age if they choose or can do so. Underpinning this approach, the Montessori teacher acts as a facilitator and guides the child, ensuring that the child’s sense of independence and self-reliance are developed and nurtured.

Spontaneity and individuality are encouraged. In terms of this teaching method, learning is seen as an exciting discovery process for the child, leading to the development of concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of work. A Montessori education, apart from establishing a robust foundation for future academic learning, will provide a nurturing environment where your child is free to develop their identity.

Vocabulary development is enhanced. Your child is taught the specific language for the new experiences they acquire within the Montessori environment; consequently, vocabulary development is enhanced.

Social and emotional development is fostered. A typical Montessori classroom is orderly, clean, and inviting. Children actively care for their school and each other and, therefore, learn to respect their environment, peers, and adults. The holistic Montessori approach aims to prepare children to impact their environment positively throughout life as valuable members of society.

 

Tel : 011 326 0367 Cell: 083 676 1064 or Email Us