Literacy & Numeracy
Education is not something, which the teacher does, but a natural process that develops spontaneously in the human being.
Our cozy book corner is a strong feature of our nurturing environment, giving children a space for quiet reflection, time alone with a book or a place to sit quietly with friends.
Teachers also often read stories to and with the children. The basis for reading is formed, when a child sees people around them reading and doing it with pleasure. Children love to be talked to and listening to stories.
Reading aloud to children can help them explore new facts, acquire the right word pronunciation as well as get introduced to vocabulary that not always come up in day-to-day conversations.
We build further literacy skills through sound games with objects, such as I spy using the phonetic alphabet. We often sing nursery rhymes in groups or social circles to help develop rhythm and rhyme.
Further activities such as the large moveable alphabet and sandpaper letters encourage children to recognize letters and their sounds and then enable them to start word building independently.
Montessori mathematics materials help children approach math with hands-on, visual, and physical learning aids. These visual materials offer a foundation of solid understanding of quantity before moving onto the more abstract concepts.
Many activities introducing maths are designed to be collaborative in nature; for example, practicing addition by setting up a shop and a bank with the activity centered on role-play.