“The environment must be rich in motive, interest to activities, and invite the child to conduct its own experiences.” ~ Maria Montessori
Areas of Learning for Kindergartners
Our music program involves the development of children’s awareness and love of music through singing, movement to music and listening. The music program develops to include basic music theory, music history and appreciation and performance.
Learning a foreign language plays an important part of the Montessori experience. The children learn vocabulary and conversational skills through singing and games. Twice a week, our Language teacher provides the children with stimulating materials from flash cards to work sheets.
The foundation for art and drawing is the same as that for writing: exercises that develop the muscles of the fingers and hands for holding pencils and making controlled movements. In addition, the development of the senses through the sensorial exercises aids the child’s awareness and artistic appreciation of his environment. Montessori’s method to the arts is a good example of her indirect approach to learning, which leads to increased creativity.
We realize the importance and necessity of physical fitness as part of every child’s well-being. Children enjoy creative movement and are offered lots of opportunity for a wide variety of physical skills such as throwing and catching a ball, balancing on a beam, running, climbing, dancing, marching, etc.