by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Culture, Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Reflection
Our Culture Scrapbook.
No doubt scrapbooking develop children’s creativity. Right from their preschool years, scrapbooks can hone their creative skills and thinking skills and let them be more imaginative.
It is like a memory book for them.
Good job my dear children.
by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Nature exploration, Sensorial
Smelling bottles are standard material in the Sensorial area of a Montessori classroom. The smelling bottles are a part of the early childhood Montessori Sensorial lesson sequence, focusing on the olfactory sense.
Children and adults alike can have fun with the smelling jars, and they’re easily adaptable for different spices and leaves. The purpose is for the child to develop their sense of smell. The process is simple – the child sniffs their way through the bottles trying to match two identical scents.
Making the smelling bottles is pretty straightforward and can be done with items we already have around our school compound – betel leaves, pandan leaves, curry leaves, and kaffir leaves.
by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Exercise of Practical Life, Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Parenting, Philosophy, Reflection
Why Practical Life Activities are so important in a Montessori classroom?
Practical life activity is a way of life for humans. It helps the child to adapt to his/her environment. Children are naturally attracted to these activities. The graceful coordinated movement calls to the soul of this little child.
Practical Life activities not only offer hand-eye coordination for the child but also help the child to build concentration, develop independency and strengthen his/her will.
by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Mathematics, Montessori Learning
In the Montessori classroom, Mathematics is introduced through concrete materials to abstract materials.
Children at the first plane of development are Sensorial explorers. These concrete materials help children to understand the concepts of quantity and group operations through their senses.
As they have experiences in these concepts, abstract materials will be introduced. These abstract materials help children to understand the essential combination of numbers which allows children to solve mathematics quickly without the use of materials.
by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Montessori Learning, Music & Movement Education in Montessori
Within education, music and movement activities use a range of sensory modalities such as vision, hearing, and movement to support learning in a fun and engaging way. Children learn through play, imitation, and exploration – and music and movement combine these using various senses.