Here are my top Montessori principles that can be used whether or not you own traditional Montessori materials. These principles are important for any preschooler. To me, they match with natural learning only because they fulfill young children’s natural needs without demanding a certain substance.
FOLLOW THE KID. THE. MOST. IMPORTANT. PRINCIPLE. FOR ANY AGE.
Individualize learning for your kid that is unique ’s interests and needs. In Montessori, this is achieved by watching your child to see what your child’s needs and interests are and by valuing – honoring – interests and those needs.
DON’T INTERRUPT YOUR CHILD’S WORK CYCLE. LET YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER DEVELOP AN EVER-INCREASING ABILITY TO FOCUS.
Evaluations, competition, rewards, and punishments aren’t essential. Your kid will acquire a feeling of satisfaction over work nicely done.
WHEN YOU OFFER A ACTIVITY, CHECK THAT ONE QUALITY IS ISOLATED (FOR EXAMPLE, IT WILL HELP IF ONLY THE COLOUR – AND NOT THE SHAPE – CHANGES IF YOU’RE INTRODUCING YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER TO SHADES), AND THERE IS A CONTROL OF ERROR (IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK DEVELOPED INTO THE ACTION) WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
In the event you follow Montessori principles, you’ll help your kid naturally develop many favorable skills and traits that provide a strong basis in life – skills and characteristics for example autonomy, self-discipline, and love of education.
HIGHLIGHT PRACTICAL LIFE AND SENSORIAL ACTIONS IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS.
Practical life activities for care of self, care of the environment, control of movement, and grace and courtesy help your youngster acquire concentration, arrangement, coordination, and autonomy. Activities to refine the senses give indirect preparation for later academic learning.