What is Montessori?
Montessori Education is a method in which children learn by using hands-on material and projects with the guidance and supervision of a teacher. Precious Moments is a prepared environment where the child is given the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, and physically.
Learning materials are presented in order to give the children exposure to numerals, color, texture, weight, and sound in an orderly succession. This type of exposure helps prepare the children for reading, writing, arithmetic, geometry, and all other subject required in education process.
We first introduce the child to the exercise of practical life. Exercises such as dressing and personal grooming help the child better know and control both himself/herself and his/her world. Opportunity for individual movement and activity is also provided. These exercises help develop the child's manual dexterity for using a pencil as well as developing hand-eye coordination and reading left to right.
There are no rewards or punishment in a Montessori classroom. We have discovered that leaning is its own reward for the child. All children desire to learn and love to learn. Montessori education provides the proper environment and incentive for the child to learn.