Children’s House

Practical Life Works In the Children’s House Environment

“Practical Life” is the name coined by Dr. Montessori to explain an area of curriculum in the Montessori method that departs dramatically from traditional forms. Practical life activities refer to the necessary everyday functions that we all perform to care for ourselves, maintain our physical environment and interact with others in a socially acceptable manner. These activities are …

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The Montessori Strategy for Teaching Concentration

The Montessori classroom activities for early childhood are designed to promote purposeful engagement, where the child is completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The benefits include increased focus and more energy, release from boredom and anxiety, and a path of self-direction to find new challenges and build new skills in order to …

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Cursive First

There is more to the actual difference between print and cursive then what most people think – joining versus not joining. The difference between cursive and print styles lies in the movements used to create the forms, known in the lexicon as start-point and directionality. The difference is in the production process. When choosing between print and cursive the decision is …

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Mathematics and How it is Developed in the Children’s House Classroom

In all the work in the Children’s House there is a benefit for developing the mathematical mind. From the sequential activities of practical life, the seriated and graded activities of sensorial, through the exploration of the mechanics of reading and writing, to the early work in geometry and arithmetic, the Children’s House experience lays a mathematical foundation …

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Montessori Curricular Goals For Children 3 to 6 Years Old

Montessori Curricular Goals For Children 3 to 6 Years Old The educational program for the Early Childhood level in Children’s House is distinguished by a core curriculum where each child acquires and applies a breadth of skills during a three-year learning cycle. Well-planned lessons are presented in a carefully prepared educational environment filled with specifically- designed, …

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