Areas of activities in the classroom

The Sensorial Area consists of self correcting materials for the child to explore and understand the abstract concepts and qualities of objects.

The Practical Life Area consists of daily living exercises from the child’s own culture and provides a link between home and school. It fosters the growth of independence, development of coordination, order and social skills.

The Language Area aids the total language development of the child. The activities are designed to enrich the vocabulary and enhance communication skills in preparation for writing and reading.

The Mathematical Area provides materials that lay the foundation for the development of the “mathematical mind”. Various mathematical concepts, geometry, the decimal system and its operation (additional, subtraction, multiplication and division) are presented in concrete form.

The Cultural Area provides experiences and activities in music, the arts, natural sciences, history, biology and geography.

The Montessori Method

What is the Montessori Method?

The Montessori Method was developed and refined by Dr Maria Montessori who believed that education begins at birth and that the first six years of life are the most formative, both physically and mentally. Montessori felt that young children have a natural urge to learn and that they must be helped to do this in a secure environment through exploration which facilitates the natural development of valuable learning skills.

The objective of the Montessori Method are the development of the following personal attributes for each child:

  • Self confidence and self esteem 
  • Concentration and coordination
  • Initiative and independence
  • Sense of order and inner discipline
  • Love of learning 
  • Creative expression