Montessori areas and there aims
Little Sprouts Montessori preschool follows five main areas to build a strong foundation for further learning. Each area has specially designed materials and equipment to help each child learn and experiment through hands on experience before moving onto more abstract ideas. The classroom areas and there aims are:
The materials and exercises found within this area of the curriculum provide opportunities for children to develop confidence, independence and concentration as well as increasing fine and gross motor skills. Children work on real life tasks which involve the hand and mind working to perfect the intellect and fine motor skills, later needed for writing and all other creative work.
The sensorial materials were specially designed to encourage the development of the five senses. Each piece of the materials is used to develop, stimulate and refine the senses by separating one concept at a time, as a direct preparation for later learning.
The Montessori language materials are extensive, and along side these we have a language rich environment where children are exposed to songs, rhymes, stories, poems, games, an array of different reading media, extensive exercises for pencil work and many different opportunities for verbal communication.
The Montessori mathematics materials provide an orderly approach for the child to become familiar with the concrete object before being introduced to abstract thinking.
Topics which are included in this area of the curriculum includes, History, Geography, Botany, Zoology, Science, Music and Art. Children are free to discover how everything in the world is related and the interdependence of all living things. They are assisted in exploring and making sense of the world.