Children's stages of development drive the Montessori curriculum in very deliberate ways, with activities focusing on where the child is mentally, physically, and emotionally. Instead of isolating each stage, however, learners build upon past skills with common materials, which makes for rich learning.
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When students pave their own way through a lesson or skill, instead of being told what the end result should be, richer learning follows. In a personal account of learning infant care as a child at a more traditional school, Primary Co-Teacher Emily Bittner asks "What if?", flipping a memorable, yet negative, experience into the context of a Montessori education.
Daily rhythm, important to establish early on, supports a child's natural progression from an exclusively parent-dependent world to one increasingly defined by parent as guide. Getting dressed, eating, and sleeping, all major pieces to a toddler's day, can be successfully and independently achieved with the help of set routines.
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As the foundation for learning, language education is essential for children. The Montessori classroom supports language development in very specific age-appropriate ways from the moment a child first enters the classroom.
So much more than simply crunching numbers, an interaction with mathematics builds logic and even creativity. Connecting children to the subject, at the right age and with the appropriate materials, leads to amazing discoveries that set the stage for continued mathematical learning.