“ A young branch takes on all the bends one gives it”-A Chineseproverb
The push for preschool education is gaining momentum in India. More and more parents are aware of the young preschool phase being an impressionable age. The fundamental learning that happens at this stage is one that cannot be acquired in the later years. Also with more and more families having both parents working, there is a need for the school to be a second home where the child gets plenty of attention, love ,sense of belonging and a feeling of security. This school will serve as a congenial environment, a second home where the child will receive love, care and guidance of a teacher, considerable freedom to play and develop at his own pace, and evolve his social skills. The child learns through play and more importantly works on all round development in a manner that sustains the interest of the child, challenges him to do more and gives him a sense of achievement therefore building self-confidence.
Children learn to settle into the environment by carrying out the simple everyday chores(cutting vegetables,sweeping,dusting) (Exercises of Practical Life), which they are already familiar with.
Children learn to become conscious of the various physical properties like colour, textures, shapes and sizes etc.using their hands and senses.(Sensorial Activities).
The children are introduced to numbers with materials that evoke the curiosity in the child and allow hands on experience, with the fundamental principles unveiling as they work with it.
Phonetics is the method that introduces the child to the world of language and children learn to associate the sounds for the symbols(letters of the alphabet). In no time they start reading and writing fluently.
The system offers unique opportunities for the child to be exposed to the world of art, music , drama through rhymes and story telling,dramatization where the child participates and paints the picture of the world he knows and is still learning.
The children also get a chance to exercise their imagination and creativity through art and creative activities . Outdoor activities are encouraged and children get a chance to refine their gross and finer motor coordination skills,
Attention is paid in all the various areas of development and efforts are made in refining the child’s interpersonal relations, finer motor skills, and cognitive skills.Children receive individual attention and the teacher serves only as a guide. Parents can be sure that their child will be well prepared for the larger world of regular school without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed.
( A play school for the age groups of 21/2 - 5 years )
Address: 32/1 Spencer Road, Frazer Town Bangalore-560005 India
Land mark: On Spencer road, Cantonement poly clinic hospital is on the left. Then just before the back gate of Goodwill High School there is a small lane to the left taking you to the Spencer road cross where the school is located. This lane falls exactly between Belvedere court and Spencer court apartments.
Timing: 9.00am-12.30pm A unique play school that offers authenticity in educating the child, using materials and techniques that belong both to the Montessori and traditional system.
For further details contact Mrs.Sonia Joseph
Tel – 91-80-41250722 ; Mobile -91- 80 - 9900518900 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Brief Profile of Sonia Joseph - BSc in Integrated HomeScience, MSc in Human Development (University Gold Medalist), Diploma in Montessori Training from IMTC (for age groups 21/2 to 6 years). Sonia has worked in Montessori Environments in Bangalore (Creative Right, National Junior School) and Singapore (Josiah Montessori School)
Some Montessori Concepts
In the Montessori classroom, learning materials are arranged invitingly on low, open shelves. Children may choose whatever materials they would like to use and may work for as long as the material holds their interest. When they are finished with each material, they return it to the shelf from which it came.The materials themselves invite activity. There are bright arrays of solid geometric forms, knobbed puzzle maps, colored beads, and various specialized rods and blocks.
Each material in a Montessori classroom isolates one quality. In this way, the concept that the child is to discover is isolated. For example, the material known as the pink tower is made up of ten pink cubes of varying sizes. The preschool-aged child constructs a tower with the largest cube on the bottom and the smallest on top. This material isolates the concept of size. The cubes are all the same color and texture; the only difference is their size. Other materials isolate different concepts: color tablets for color, geometry materials for form, and so on.
Route to TrottersStop
Trotters Stop: Montessori School- Copy Right - 2004 to 2014