Saturday, 5 July 2014

Brief Introduction to Montessori ✿ 关于蒙特梭利教育

Well, understood that parent nowadays are always busy with this and that, ibabiesclub try our best to introduce Montessori Education in very brief way.

Let's check out what is Montessori Education first :

Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. Although a range of practices exists under the name "Montessori", the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) cite these elements as essential:

✎ Mixed age classrooms, with classrooms for children ages 2½ or 3 to 6 years old by far the most common
✎ Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
✎ Uninterrupted blocks of work time, ideally three hours
✎ A constructivist or "discovery" model, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction
✎ Specialized educational materials developed by Montessori and her collaborators
✎ Freedom of movement within the classroom
✎ A trained Montessori teacher

Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. Montessori classes place children in three-year age groups (3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and so on), forming communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones. Montessori represents an entirely different approach to education. 

And, maybe you will ask, CAN i do Montessori at home with my child? Yes, you can use Montessori principles of child development at home. Look at your home through your child's eyes. Children need a sense of belonging, and they get it by participating fully in the routines of everyday life. "Help me do it by myself" is the life theme of the preschooler. Can you find ways for your child to participate in meal preparation, cleaning, gardening, caring for clothes, shoes, and toys? Providing opportunities for independence is the surest way to build your child's self-esteem.

Keep your home a home but make it possible for your child to function independently, to do real home activities, to get involved in cooking, cleaning, taking care of his own things etc. Do things at his pace when you can, but also spend your time together having conversations, looking at books and so on.  To make a home "Montessori" you would look at applying fundamental principles (order, aesthetics, interest, completeness etc) to everything you make available for your child - setting up the home in a way that respects the needs of the child and that promotes interest and activity.

Here are the brief introduction about Montessori Education, and we will introduce some of the education kits and DIY kits to you very soon! :)











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