You want your child to get a good start on their education. That is why you are considering preschool for them. With a preschool education, your child will enter kindergarten ahead of the game in relation to other children who did not go to preschool. They will have basic reading, mathematic, and coordination skills already in place, and they will already be familiar with being around other children. Social skills like sharing and how to have positive interactions with other children and adults will be things they already know when they get to public school.
The benefits of preschool cannot be denied. The only thing you need to decide is which preschool is best for your child. There are a variety of different types of preschools and learning methods. The Montessori method is one of the best known, and it has many benefits to it you might want to consider for your child. Here are the top three benefits of a Montessori preschool education.
1. Classrooms Are Set Up to Be Child-Friendly
Montessori education takes the needs of children at various ages into consideration. The curriculum is designed around the children's developmental abilities at the preschool age. Plus, everything in the classroom is made to be easily within the preschool child's reach to give them a sense of independence. Classroom furniture is designed for preschool children to fit in perfectly and comfortably, so learning is easier and more enjoyable for them. Children also work with children on a mentorship basis, as older preschool kids are in the same classroom and can assist and be role models to the younger preschoolers.
2. A Flexible School Day Designed around the Child's Interests
The founders of the Montessori method of learning believed that children learned more and retained knowledge better when they were learning about things that interested them. Natural schedules are also important to the Montessori method, as this philosophy says children stop listening and learning when they're forced to do so against their own natural inclinations. Therefore, the typical Montessori preschool day is quite flexible.
Some of the things that are common in a Montessori preschool day include:
3. Curriculum Is Tailored to Individual Needs
The curriculum in a Montessori preschool is definitely not a one-size-fits-all thing, as in most traditional preschool classrooms. The Montessori method recognizes that each child is an individual and should be treated as such. Children learn in different ways and have different interests. The Montessori preschool accommodates all the different styles of learning and creates curricula for each child based on their interests, so every subject is tied back to something the child enjoys. Also, children are allowed to learn at their own pace, as the Montessori method recognizes that some children learn more quickly (or more slowly) than others. It is designed so every child has the best chance to succeed and gain confidence in their own abilities.
The free-range, individual child-focused way Montessori preschools operate are really attractive to some parents and teachers, while others prefer the more traditional structure that puts all kids on the same level with the same expectations. Likewise, some children thrive in a Montessori preschool environment, while others actually do better in a traditional classroom setting. Arrange to sit in and view a Montessori preschool day and have your child participate with the other children. You may just find the Montessori method is the ideal way for your child to start their formal learning.Share
14 January 2016
As a child in elementary school, I excelled in certain areas. For starters, I was a literary person; so, I enjoyed writing and speaking in front of other students in class. I was also musical. I participated in singing events at school and took piano lessons during school hours. Thankfully, my parents encouraged me to develop my talents at an early age. I was also fortunate to attend a school that fostered this type of growth in its students through extracurricular activities and a diverse curriculum. If you have a young student who is struggling to find his or her way at school, talk with a teacher and determine what he or she is good at. Work with the teacher to develop these strengths. On this blog, you will learn how your child can develop hidden talents in elementary school.