Primary II: Ages 3-6 years
Practical Life exercises instill care for themselves for others, and for the environment. The activities include many of the tasks children see as part of the daily life in their home washing and ironing, doing the dishes, arranging flowers, etc. Elements of human conviviality are introduced with exercise of grace and courtesy. Through these and other activities, children develop muscular coordination, enabling movement and the exploration of their surrounding. They learn to work at a task from beginning to end, and develop their will ( defined by Dr. Montessori as the intelligent direction of movement), Their self-discipline and their capacity for total concentration.
Sensorial Materials are tools for development. Children build cognitive efficacy , order and classify impressions. They do this by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring the physical properties of their environment through the mediation of specially designed materials.
III. Language / Socialization
Languages in vital to human existence. The Montessori environment provides rich and precise language.
“ When the children come into the classroom at around three years of age, they are given in the simplest way possible the opportunity to enrich the language they have acquired during their small lifetime and to use it intelligently, with precision and beauty, becoming aware of its properties not by being taught, but by being allowed to discover and explore these properties themselves. If not harasses, they will learn to write, and as a natural consequence to read, never remembering the day they could not write or read” ( Dr. Maria Montessori)
Geography, History, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Art and Music are presented as extensions of the sensorial and language activities. Children learn about other culture past and present, and this allows their inmate respect and love for their environment to flourish, creating a sense of solidarity with a global human family and its habitat.
Experiences with nature in conjunction with the materials in the environment inspire a reverence for all life. History is presented to the children through art and an intelligent music programme.
The mathematics materials help the child learn and understand mathematical concepts by working with concrete material. This work provides the child with solid underpinning for traditional mathematical principals, providing a structured scope for abstract reasoning.
Primary II: Ages 3-6 years
This program includes Exercise in:
Reading/ Writing, Word Building, Shapes, and colors, Math, Motor Development, Caring for Plants & Animal, Cooking & Nutrition, Sizes, Dimensions, Patterns, Social Skills, Language, Phonics, Practical Life, Cultural Subjects, Foreign Language, Sensorial