Areas of Montessori
Practical life is an area in the Montessori philosophy that encompasses skills practical to everyday life. Practical life is sometimes referred to as daily living exercises.
Sensorial is one of the five curriculum areas in a Montessori classroom. In progression it is introduced after practical life. Sensorial comprises of activities and resource materials that are designed to focus on particular senses.
Science in Montessori is known for introducing children to advanced topics in the early years, preparing them for a lifetime of discovery. Topics range from how the world began to the basic principles of astronomy, botany, chemistry, physics, and zoology.
Language is treated with the utmost importance in the Montessori classroom. Our teachers start with a phonics-based approach to learning the basics: sounds, vowels, and consonants. For preschool students, this also means learning through sight words and sounding out sentences through consistent practice.
In the Montessori classroom, five families with math are presented to the child: counting, number recognition, addition, subtraction, fractions, skip counting, cubing, arithmetic, geometry, statistics and calculus.
The use of sign language has proven to be beneficial to young children in many settings. Learning something visually as well as orally creates more neurological connections in the brain, increasing brain development.