The Montessori Method

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in ABOUT MONTESSORI, FEATURED | 0 comments

The Montessori Method
"I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori method." — Dr. Maria Montessori

The Montessori Method is a very different and unique way of learning in comparison to traditional schools and other preschool settings. In traditional schools, teachers take an active role and the child more of a passive role; however, the Montessori classroom is designed around the child so that he/she takes an active role in learning to gain self-sufficiency and independence.

The Montessori Method focuses heavily on a prepared environment and is divided into different areas. These areas are practical life, sensorial learning, math, language, geography and social sciences. Materials are arranged sequentially on the shelves and are introduced to a child according to his/her individual development level. The atmosphere allows children of different ages and abilities to respect each other’s work and treat each other with courtesy.

One will also find that Montessori children work with hands on materials that allow the child to get a clear concept of their work. Montessori materials are interactive and self-correcting in their design so the child can spot their own error through feedback from materials. Through manipulation of self-correcting materials, the child’s understanding of a concept allows them the joy of discovering something by themselves.

Maria Montessori believed, “for anything to be lasting it must have a good foundation.” At Tas Montessori our approach is designed to help the child build within himself, the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning so that they can reach their fullest potential in all areas of life.

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