The 6 Reasons Montessori Will Work For Your Child



Perhaps you have a friend with a child in a Montessori program. Maybe you have heard about Montessori at a local playgroup. Or maybe you just stumbled across it online.

It all sounds great in theory, doesn’t it? An environment that fosters a deep love for learning; teachers trained to meet the needs of each individual child; a classroom community that provides an opportunity for all children to develop independence.

But, in the back of your head, a nagging question remains: “Will Montessori really work for my child?”

YOU ARE NOT ALONE


It’s a common question that most parents ask when researching Montessori education.

The reality is that most of us never had an opportunity to attend an authentic Montessori when we were young. Many of the experiences in a Montessori classroom are the complete opposite our own experiences in school. So, it’s completely understandable to question the efficacy of something so new for your own child!

I have witnessed Montessori education shape the lives of thousands of children throughout my career. And, there are an infinite number of reasons why Montessori will work for your child. But, let’s talk about 6 significant reasons why your child will thrive in a quality Montessori program:

1. YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN BY DOING


Your child will be exposed to hundreds of specially designed materials that invite hands-on exploration. She will choose what she wants to explore, creating strong neural pathways that contribute to the construction of a strong brain.

2. YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN FROM AND TEACH OTHERS


Have you ever heard the expression “The best way to learn something is to teach it?” This happens every day in our Montessori classrooms. Children are grouped in three-year age spans, so that children ages 3, 4 and 5 are all in the same class.

Younger children observe older children working with, for example, “Bead Bar Multiplication”. They look up to and admire these older children who are doing all these incredible things: they want to emulate them and are motivated to learn to be just like them.

3. THE CURRICULUM ADAPTS TO YOUR CHILD