Caedmon Montessori Program

Montessori in the Beginners and Early Program

The exercises of the practical life and sensorial areas provide indirect preparation (mental and physical) for writing, reading, and mathematics. For example, many exercises progress from left-to-right and top-to-bottom. Holding a knobbed cylinder by its knob, or using tweezers to transfer materials from one container to another help to strengthen the pencil grip. Practicing an exercise following the cycle from beginning through its many steps, to the end lays the mental groundwork for problem-solving disciplines like math and science. As the complexity of activities increases, the children develop the length and quality of their concentration. With the full completion of a task, they gain a sense of order and process. By working on their own and self-correcting their efforts, the children become active and independent learners.

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