Activities in Montessori

At Mi Casa Montessori Preschool we use elements of various curriculums of learning:

  • Montessori,
  • Mortenssen,
  • Aistear curriculum.

1. Montessori

The most widespread examples are the Montessori environments prepared for 3-6 year olds. At this formative age the child is consolidating the formation of the self as an individual being that began at birth. The environment is set up as a bridge between the home and the wider world. Montessori called this place a Casa dei Bambini or Children’s House.

  1. Practical life

    The term Practical Life is used by Dr. Montessori to describe those exercises which involve everyday activities with real child-sized material. These exercises form the basis of the child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.
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  2. Sensorial

    Maria Montessori believed that nothing comes into the mind except through the senses. During the years between three and six, as children develop their senses, their attention is directed toward the environment. The purpose of the Sensorial activities is …

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  3. Language

    “A language is the expression of agreement among a group of men, and can be understood only by those who have agreed that special sounds shall represent the same ideas and things, so language becomes a wall that separates …

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  4. Maths

    Mathematics is one of the most useful and fascinating divisions of human knowledge. It is used in many important areas of study, e.g. science, architecture, statistics etc. It is the study of quantities and relations through the use …

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  5. Science

    Science is the study of the physical and biological aspects of our world. The Science programme looks at living things and their environments. It also looks at non-living phenomena/ aspects of the Earth. It forms part of the Montessori culture …

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2. Mortensen’s maths

  1. Mortensen

    What is Mortensen Maths?.
    It is named for Jerry Mortensen, who designed the program after working for years in Montessori schools. The blocks are an adjunct to the method. This is a unique approach to teaching Mathematics that …

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3. Aistear

  1. Aistear – the Curriculum Framework


    Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. It provides information for adults to help them plan for and provide enjoyable and challenging learning experiences, so that all children can …

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