Updated: Mar 24, 2021
The Montessori Method offers more than a standard classroom education and as it promotes independence, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. However, you may not know that it offers many other perks that could benefit you and your family.
Children Adopt Practical Life Work Skills
Children at an authentic Montessori school learn practical skills such as clearing the table, washing dishes, folding the laundry, and dusting as part of their daily routine. Teachers don’t harp at students over chores. Instead, they teach them floor care, clothing care, and home care and children bring these skills home.
They Learn How to Handle Tools
The Montessori classroom encourages hands-on activities. For instance, children may chop apples with a real knife, hammer nails, or squeeze orange juice. Maria Montessori suggested early use of the hands and mind better prepares children for advanced learning.
They’re More Active
The Montessori program encourages movement. Children move from work station to work station, work on the floor and table, and constantly manipulate materials to learn new concepts. They also spend a good part of the day outdoors.
They Learn Manners
An integral part of a Montessori education is learning how to interact with others politely and how to behave with grace. As a result, they’re better able to work in groups and more pleasant to be around and who wouldn’t like that?
They Learn How to Resolve Conflict
All kids have times when they’re displeased with something in the classroom. It could be someone grabbing their paint brush or choosing their favorite spot during circle time. However, Montessori offers a unique method for conflict resolution that can easily carry over into the home.
If you’re considering a Montessori education for your child, please contact us. You are more than welcome to schedule a tour at Sunset Montessori Community or we can answer any questions you have about our center, programs, and pricing.