TIPS Montessori follows the Montessori approach for the early years of learning for children from the age of 2.5 years to 6 years. Every child is unique and has enormous scope for development from the very young age when exposed to right environment both at home and school.
Today’s world poses numerous challenges for survival and the traditional methods of teaching and learning are not just enough to cater to all the needs for facing such challenges. At TIPS Montessori, we assure to bring in the children the natural curiosity and passion for learning so they grow up to be independent and responsible learners for their lifetime.
Our classroom environment serves as the brilliant place for children to explore and work with great enthusiasm. Our teachers are well trained to take part in the teaching process in the classrooms. There by provoking child’s thought and research skills to provide opportunities for children to observe and learn.
The Montessori Educational Programme follows integrated thematic approach that ties different disciplines together into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, and the human experience. Montessori education teaches all areas of life to help children reach their full potential. This educational programme requires specially trained teachers who guide students of different groups in a single batch and teaches in a way that makes student enjoy learning. This system lets the children to explore and create their own experience in learning. The child develops own interest to go beyond the horizon and involve in trying new things.
In the Montessori education, there is a framework which specifies learning outcomes and the knowledge and skills to be learned. It is divided into the Montessori areas of learning:
This part of the Montessori program aims at encouraging students to perform deeds that promote freedom, build synchronization and indulge students in social activities which serve as a doorway to a meaningful life. At this juncture, the children learn to practice work independently. This practical area includes a variety of items commonly used in the day to day life like eating, putting on a costume and so on. This programme encourages promoting students’ high self esteem.
Sensorial materials are offered aiming at the total development of the child. Each of the activities isolates one defining quality, such as color, weight, shape, texture, size, sound and smell. The main purpose of these activities is to help the child sort out the many impressions collected by the senses. The Sensorial materials help the child to distinguish, to categorize, and to relate new information to what he/she already knows.
Montessori mathematics materials enable even a very young child to achieve a natural appreciation of mathematical concepts through his or her own efforts. By using concrete materials during the early years, the child can learn the basic concepts of mathematics and the relationship between numbers and quantities. Mathematics activities are organized into five groups:
- Introduction to numbers
- Introduction to the decimal system
- Introduction to tens and counting
- Arithmetic tables
In the Montessori House of Children, they learn to express themselves. The freedom offered to the children creates many opportunities for them to communicate with their peers and the adults. We emphasize the development of vocabulary based on real experiences and the early preparation required for reading and writing. Advanced activities take the child well beyond the basic skills into reading and writing for interpretation, creativity and pleasure.The language area contains many learning opportunities such as:
- Learning the shapes and sounds of the letters
- Perfecting the fine motor skills for writing
- Vocabulary development
- Matching of words and pictures
- Reading silently
- Reading development-reading word lists, sentences, stories
Montessori Programme devised special care and attention to teach knowledge of the entire world and its places which will be taught on spontaneous interest from the kids. Separate elements are presented to the kids to understand the earth and geographical locations visually. The materials include
- Land and water globe
- Continent globe
- World map puzzle
- India puzzle
- Picture folders of animals
Science is an integral element of the Montessori Educational Programme. The program is designed to cultivate the child’s curiosity and determination to discover the truth for them. One goal of Montessori science is to cultivate a lifelong interest in observing nature and discovering more about the world in which we live. Some science activities you could see in a Montessori classroom are activities of growing plants and classification of plants and animals.
The enrichment program offered by TIPS under Montessori programme includes
- Music & Dance
- Yoga and Slokas
- Art and Craft
- Story Narration and Conversation
- Outdoor Play
- Exercises of Practical Life