The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and their potential. In the past, some scientists thought the brain’s development was determined genetically and that brain growth followed a biologically predetermined path. Now we know that early experiences impact development and influence the way in which the circuits (or pathways) of the brain become ‘wired’. This is why it is so important for babies to experience, explore, repeat and manipulate materials during infancy and early childhood. They will develop their pincer grasp, their hand to eye ability and ready themselves for the next stage in their development.
Montessori education offers a unique experience designed to help your child maximise their potential. Our centres provide an educational environment that is purposefully designed to meet your child’s unique developmental needs with educators who are specifically trained to observe and put your child in touch with exactly what they need at the very moment they need it to learn.
You can use the Montessori principles of child development at home. Look at your home through your child’s eyes. Children need a sense of belonging and they get it by participating fully in the routines of everyday life. “Help me do it by myself” is the life theme of the preschooler. Find ways for your child to participate in meal preparation, cleaning, gardening, tying their shoes and cleaning up their room and toys? Providing opportunities for independence is the surest way to build your child’s self-esteem.