Here are my top Montessori principles which can be used whether or not you own traditional Montessori materials. These principles are relevant for any preschooler. To me, they fit with natural learning since they satisfy without needing a certain substance, natural needs are ’sed by youthful kids.
VALUE AND SUPPORT YOUR KID’S ABSORBENT MIND AND SENSITIVE PERIODS.
PRESENT THE WAY TO DO An ACTION.
Don’t anticipate your son or daughter to understand the right behaviour without having it presented first or to automatically know the best way to do something.
EMPHASIZE PRACTICAL LIFE AND SENSORIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS.
Practical life activities for care of self, care of the environment, control of movement, and grace and courtesy help your youngster acquire coordination, concentration, arrangement, and independence. Actions to refine the senses give indirect preparation for later academic learning.
DON’T INTERRUPT YOUR CHILD’S WORK. LET YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER DEVELOP AN EVER-INCREASING ABILITY TO FOCUS.
Tests, competition, benefits, and punishments aren’t needed. Your kid will develop a good sense of satisfaction over work well done.
FOLLOW THE KID. THE. MOST. IMPORTANT. PRINCIPLE. FOR ANY AGE.
Individualize learning for your exceptional child ’s needs and interests. In Montessori, this is done by monitoring your kid to see what interests and your child’s needs are and by valuing – honoring – those needs and interests.
GIVE YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER AS MANY CHANCES FOR HANDS ON LEARNING AS POSSIBLE.
It’s significant that your preschooler has tangible, hands-on experiences before learning abstract concepts.
MAKE ATTRACTIVE AND YOUR KID’S ENVIRONMENT AS ORDERLY AS POTENTIAL.
Your child is assisted by a surroundings that is orderly in developing cleverness and mental arrangement.