What is Montessori?

Maria Montessori was an innovator in the field of education. She developed a unique educational method which is known as the Montessori Method. Many of her ideas are now part of our common knowledge, language and thinking about children. 

The Montessori Method is scientifically proven over 100 years to exponentially increase a child’s capacity and appetite for learning. It is a system of education which gives importance to both the philosophy of child development and the environment which plays an important role in the child’s learning. 

Montessori classrooms encourage the children to have the natural tendency to learn. The teacher guides and encourages the children to choose their activities while observing the children. The teacher acts as the link between the children and the environment. The learning environment cultivates individualization, freedom of choice, concentration, independence, problem solving abilities, social interaction, interdisciplinary breadth and competency in basic skills. 

Montessori Approach is unique in such a way that it helps each child to reach their full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation for the future learning. The curriculum allows the children to experience the joy of learning, the time to enjoy the process, and ensures the development of self-esteem. Moreover, teachers and the children form a relationship based on trust and respect that fosters self-confidence and willingness to try new things. 

Montessori materials provide sensory and motor experience that lay the subconscious groundwork for developing academic skills. They enhance the development of the child’s physical and mental strength. Montessori materials are designed not only to develop and practice the motor skills but also the ability to control their physical movements and sensory development.