Montessori Activities

"Growth comes from activity and not from intellectual understanding."

TeamChildren remember

  • 20% of what they see,
  • 30% of what they hear,
  • 70% of what they do,
  • the most effective way of learning will be in the doing

Dr.Maria Montessori declares that the young child has an amazing capacity to absorb certain skills, without undue effort and with exactness that is unparallel at any other time in life. These sensitive periods correspond to the four areas of learning and exploration in the class room.

Practical Life

The practical life area is that a young child will explore in the Montessori environment, and is made up of special `play` activities that provide real life experiences. Many activities are designed to instill independance, find motor refinement and a sense of order. Practical life activities include care of the person, care of environment and social graces.

Sensorial

Without the sensorial memory, the abstract functioning of our intelligence will lack wealth, precision and variety in thinking. Sensorial materials are scientifically prepared with isolation of physical property by using a special psychological technique.

Language

The child at Montessori finds a great freedom to speak. The variety of activities that he performs gives him lot more exposure and a vivid experience, which will increase the scope and stimulation for precise and clear expression.

Arithmetic

This area of learning follows a definite pattern to associate names, symbols and quantities based on which, the materials are offered. The child conceptualises all the abstracts through a concrete form.

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."