"Let me do it myself"
Since their birth all children have been focused on their own development, on achieving independence and switching from childhood to adulthood. The Montessori Method helps children and parents to reach this goal. It is based on respecting natural individuality of each child as far as their physical, mental and spiritual development is concerned and on directing them towards comprehensive growth.
The target of his method is to help the child in:
Targets of Montessori pedagogy Children possess inborn eagerness to learn and learning does not tire them, but rather delights them and makes them happy. Accomplishing purposeful tasks by the child under the leadership of an adult leads to development of child`s concentration and self-discipline.
children achieve knowledge and practical skills through their own activity, in a prepared educational environment, in co-operation with teachers
children choose kind, place, time and form of work (individual or with a partner) respecting social rules; they develop individual talents and they learn to apprise their skills in unbiased way
children train accuracy and persistence when accomplishing specific tasks
children learn to co-operate during silent individual and group activities
children learn to observe principles of order in their environment and actions
children of different age (three year-groups) are divided into teams, it fosters mutual exchanging skills and talents; children learn to observe rules: do not hurt, do not destroy, do not interrupt
is the key of adults to understand child`s world; a teacher watches progress and difficulties of the child with respect and attention, the teacher acts as their guide
child is warmly accepted, they find attention and individual care of the teacher; child works with their own speed and abilities, starting new tasks they are prepared to accomplish.
Targets of Montessori pedagogy
Children possess inborn eagerness to learn and learning does not tire them, but rather delights them and makes them happy. Accomplishing purposeful tasks by the child under the leadership of an adult leads to development of child`s concentration and self-discipline.