Primary is a time for children to become independent and focused thinkers.
Our Montessori guides know how to cultivate each child’s ability to think for themselves to make sound choices, improve their concentration to think clearly and constructively, and practice self-discipline to become mature, graceful and socially adept young students.
Having children of different ages within a 3-year period is an essential component of the Montessori Method. This allows the younger children to see older children doing exercises with ease and fluidity, which inspires them to want to do the same. It also allows older children the opportunity to serve as mentors to the younger children, giving them invaluable leadership experience at a young age while mastering the skills they acquired in the classroom.
Practical Life Exercises
Practical life exercises teach children how to be independent, which is at the very heart of a Montessori education. Some of the exercises that children engage in include household chores, such as washing tables, sweeping floors and preparing food. Practicing these skills enable children to learn essential life skills while developing their coordination, concentration, and ordering skills in the process.
Through sensory education, children learn how to distinguish between all the stimuli that they encounter daily. This enables them to focus and maintain concentration so that they don’t become overwhelmed in a world that increasingly floods children with distractions. This sets the stage for learning fundamental intellectual skills, such reading, writing, and math, for the next level of their education.
Math and Language Skills
In our primary program, we prepare students for the next level of their academic journey using time-tested Montessori techniques. We introduce children to mathematics through the manipulation of physical objects, which develops their abstract thinking skills. For reading and writing, we utilize word-building techniques that enable children to quickly and efficiently grasp the fundamentals. This is done in a way that children enjoy the process of reading and writing from the very start.