More and more parents are choosing a Montessori kindergarten for their children. The main characteristics and all the advantages deriving from it for the mind and body of children.
L ‘Montessori kindergarten or’ children’s home ‘, is attended from 3 to 6 years and covers the first compulsory school cycle of the ‘childhood school’, but differs from the classic kindergarten for some characteristics and the method applied and for this reason, more and more are the parents who decide to give their children this kind of unique and very satisfying teaching experience
Let’s discover all the features and type of educational method Montessori which make these kindergartens perfect places for the physical, evolutionary and psychological growth of the child.
Montessori asylum aged 3 to 6
According to Maria Montessori, the period from 3 years is very important for the child because it is characterized by a ‘absorbent mind ‘. In this phase, the life of the child is as if it were starting again with completely new potentials and characteristics:
“At three years of age it is as if life started again because then the consciousness becomes full and clear”
Starting from this age the child begins to want to conquer the environment that surrounds him and all the means that can help him in development. For the child, this is a period of “constructiveness and perfection” so that during this moment of his life, he works on himself and on the environment in a constant way in order to grow and develop his skills. According to Montessori at this time the little ones need “work and freedom”.
The Montessori-type “children’s home” is organized in such a way as to allow this development in maximum freedom and without judgment . The spaces are always very large and bright and provide children from 3 to 6 years with many stimuli, a family environment in which to operate and learn. The furniture is all child-friendly, this to allow its independence in the various operations of the day. Wood is the material used and color is always the protagonist.
The child is given an environment in which to learn to manage needs such as play and also to provide for small household tasks precisely to develop skills and to make it autonomous and aware. The classes are made up of children of different ages.
The materials present are those competent for practical life for cleaning, sewing, washing, hanging, dusting, buttoning, setting the table and much more. Then there are the sensory materials designed to develop the five senses and also the cultural ones, which help us to develop competences regarding language, mathematics, geography, artistic education and other subjects.