Helping the child's natural development is the primary goal of individual activities. Montessori materials used in these activities are divided into five units - mathematical, sensory, practical, cosmic, and language materials.
These five educational areas are not isolated from each other. In the use of materials, all senses, experiences, and new knowledge are used. The basis of everything is an independent finding of solutions through trial and error control.
Montessori materials from the field of mathematics allow the child to experience abstract mathematical concepts concretely. This process creates the basis for successfully mastering mathematics later in the child's life. Working with these materials enables the child to connect the concept of quantity with symbols and to understand it through this connection.
Sensory materials are used to practise and perfect all the child's senses. Children at an early age get to know the world through them and absorb things from their environment - the so-called phenomenon of the "absorbing mind."
Practical materials emphasise the independent performance of activities through practical life exercises. These exercises include things like developing hygiene habits, setting the table, handling utensils, and the like. Also, work is done with the child on acquiring habits for greeting, thanking, apologising, or asking for permission or a favour.
The basics of natural sciences are covered in the field of cosmic education. These materials allow the child to learn about natural phenomena and understand their connection. The emphasis is on the development of love and respect for other people, as well as good treatment of the environment.
Language materials are used to encourage speech and enrich the child's vocabulary. Language acquisition is made through natural and everyday activities. Children are encouraged to repeat words and name objects, and compose simple sentences. We will also offer didactic material developed by our educators.
The Greatest Sign of Success for a Teacher is to be able to say, 'The Children are Now Working as if I Did Not Exist'
- Maria Montessori