Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The Montessori preschool is a bustle of activity during Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving and the Grace and Courtesy lessons of the Montessori Method go well together, giving parents and teachers an excellent opportunity to encourage children to be more caring and polite while developing fine motor skills with hands-on activities.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Dr. Maria Montessori spoke of the development of the Mathematical Mind, which refers to the development of precision, abstraction, order, intelligence, and imagination. Math in the early years of the Montessori preschool in Winnetka curriculum is based on exposing children to concrete materials and preparing them for logical and critical thinking. Instead of memorizing mathematical facts, children work with materials that are representative of something like a number. Math in preschool deals directly with numbers, patterns, shapes, and spatial experiences a child experiences within her environment. She absorbs the information and experiences into her brain, making it ripe for incremental opportunities for more abstract concepts. The curriculum emphasizes the process over the product.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Whether you are a Montessori preschool parent planning ahead or your child is already reading and you want to encourage their interest and progress, there are several fun ways to motivate your Montessori reader.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Montessori preschool students have plenty of opportunities for hands-on activities as Thanksgiving approaches. From simple counting and sorting games to helping prepare the holiday meal, young children love to feel like they are contributing members of the family and will be excited to help out. It is a busy time of year, full of the chance to sort, count, and do simple math.