Practical Life Exercise
Exercises of Practical Life, which are the foundation of a Montessori
environment, provide a sane and wholesome range of activities that
allow a child to develop control and coordination of movement,
awareness, of his/her environment, good work habits, responsibility,
concentration, attention, independence, order and positive self-image
which can be attained by spontaneous and purposeful work.
Children through the five senses. The primary
purpose of sensorial exercises is to further refine his/her senses of
touch, smell, sight and hearing. The materials used in the sensorial
exercises will be unlike anything else that a child has encountered in
the way of playthings. A child will be able to perceive sizes, shapes,
colors, sounds, textures, odors etc. The sensorial materials lay a
solid foundation for Mathematics, Geometry, Geography, Botany, Art and
A multi-sensory approach that combines
phonics, stories and language experiences to bring meaning to the
learning of reading and writing. In the system, the child does not
learn by heart, but utilizes all his/her senses to help him/her read
and write with proper understanding. Discovery becomes interesting, fun
and creative through activities in the Pink, Blue and Green Montessori
language series. Grammar will be taught to enhance the child's
attention to the use of words in everyday speaking.
An activity-based programmer that allows your
child to have hands-on experience in learning mathematical concepts.
Montessori arithmetic is taught through the manipulation of concrete
objects. Your child will be taught addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, fractions, reading of clock, the decimal
system, number bonds, length, weight, calendar, capacity, graph, money
and problem solving.
The Montessori cultural subjects cover:
• Nature Study: Its includes the
study of living and non-living things. Children will have the
opportuity to explore and understand their environment.
• Botany and Zoology: Children are
exposed to the study of plants and animals. They will be taught to
classify impressions into clear and simple categories.
• Geography: To launch the child's
exploration of the world's physical environment, children are
introduced to various continents, countries, states, land and water
form and the solar system.
• History: Through creative
activities such as modeling, painting and collage, children are taught
to understand the distinction between past and present and how past
events have led to the present situation.
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