“Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child open up to life.” ~ Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method of Education helps the kids to express themselves better and encourages their natural curiosity and Enthusiasm towards Learning.
During the early stages of a child’s life, they tend to learn and understand things with ease than at the later times of their age. Hence, it is important to give them a surrounding at their early stage where they can learn the difference between good and bad, they develop the zeal to learn and accept new things, can show their creativity, make interactions and simultaneously learn life-skills.
Montessori Education provides such an environment that makes learning fun. A well-prepared classroom, with well-trained and qualified Montessori Teachers who are trained with the right teaching techniques.
The main objectives of the Montessori Method of Education are:
1. To develop intellectual skills: memory, comprehension, reasoning, analyzing, problem-solving, etc.
2. To develop emotions: self-control, express feelings with words, showing affection, taking pride in the accomplishment of goals, discipline, listens and pays attention, etc.
3. To develop social skills: respecting others, empathy, developing the right posture, communication skills, active listening, etc.
Developing these skills at the early stages through a play-way method of learning helps the students to take up challenging tasks, learn manners, learns the right way to seek help and helps in the overall development of a child
Now here are the benefits of the Montessori Method of Education:
1. Encourage Independence in Kids:
Kids in Montessori Teaching are always encouraged to make choices about their activities. The teachers monitor their activities and build their confidence to take up more activities.
2. Embrace Creativity and Innovation:
The Montessori environment helps to open up the child’s mind and the child starts exploring, questioning, and engaging themselves. They learn and examine how things work, and gradually they show their creativity and innovation.
3. Empathetic Relationship with Kids:
The kids are taught in a variety of relationship skills during the teaching process. The teacher encourages them to develop a strong inter-personal relationship and they start trying to recognize the emotions and feelings and they gradually build an empathetic relationship with the kids.
4. Enhance their learning capabilities:
Montessori Education always encourages hands-on-learning, which means children learn by doing. Instead of being a passive listener in the class, the child is given ample opportunity to understand and clear their fundamentals on the topics. It helps the students to try or create various methods and they learn from their mistakes.
Montessori Education aims at the overall growth and development of a child than just learning.
The curriculum is designed to encourage children to think for themselves, learn, and discover a new meaning of life.