Children of this age possess what Dr. Montessori called the Absorbent Mind. This type of mind has the unique and transitory ability to absorb all aspects physical, mental, … Learn more...
The Moveable Alphabet was developed by Dr. Montessori when she realized that children had the mental capacity to analyze the sounds in words way before they could synthesize them. The former is what we do when we write, while the latter is how we read. During a child’s first year in a Primary environment, a… [Learn More]
There are 4 major areas of the Montessori curriculum in the Primary classroom: practical life, sensorial, math and language (including the cultural subjects of geography and science). Below is a brief description for each area. Practical Life The exercises of the Practical Life curriculum are designed to foster independence, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self control, characteristics… [Learn More]
Even though, on their own, they may tend to create chaos, young children have a tremendous need and love for an orderly environment. When everything has its own place and the environment is organized it makes it easier for the child (and parent) to maintain a neat and well-organized atmosphere. Here are some ways in… [Learn More]