Your child’s motor development can be divided into two major areas: gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills involve the use of large muscles in their arms, legs, and torso. Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles in the hands. Though both skills develop naturally as your child explores their surroundings, you can further encourage them at home and your local Montessori daycare.
Preschool children love colorful things almost as much as they like hands-on STEM activities that teach them while they play. Building a kaleidoscope combines both aspects into one activity that children can play with long after the “work” is done.
Because of the hands-on nature of a Montessori kindergarten, science activities of all sorts are easy to incorporate into the lesson plan. The trick is to give the children ample opportunity to get involved directly with the activities. To give you an idea of the activities available, these classroom favorites are at the top of the list.
One of the key components of private kindergarten education is the building of self-esteem and personal worth. This is accomplished through positive reinforcement and participation in activities that help your daughter maximize her strengths and learn to be positive about her accomplishments.
Once your child turns three-years old, they become eligible for most early learning programs, including Montessori preschool. Preschool isn’t required in America, but it’s a valuable experience that prepares children for formal education while building self-confidence and social skills.
Yarn weaving is a fun art project that’ll keep your kids busy with their hands and brains, two important parts of a Montessori elementary school education.
You’ve likely heard of Calendar Time, a common preschool activity where each day, teachers ask students about the days, weeks, and months. “What was yesterday? What’s today? What’s tomorrow?” As old as the practice is, it doesn’t have a lasting effect on young children because they can’t conceptualize that time is sequential. More impactful is […]
The Holiday season is a perfect time to teach Montessori preschool children about the diversity and cultural heritage of the world. Exploring cultural traditions and participating in family traditions alike offer ample opportunity to learn about the many holidays being celebrated during the season.
Setting and sticking to goals can be difficult for your daycare daughter. Her absorbent mind is busily trying to soak up as much information about the world as it can, and this can lead to forgetting to follow a daily or weekly routine designed to achieve specific goals. You can help with that by following […]