Nursery I (Pre-Montessori)

Basic Life Skill Training

The growth stage of the human from the infancy needs stage by stage training. According to Wikipedia, “Life skills are problem solving behaviors used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal affairs. They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in daily human life.”

We help and train our children to develop good habits through the Life Skill Training so that they become more independent. which in turn builds their self-confidence.

I think that teaching your children life skills at an early age helps them, gives them daily “real life” opportunities to practice fine and gross motor skills, and ultimately teaches them responsibility. By teaching them how to do things for themselves, it also helps them to become more independent, which in turn builds their self-confidence. We help them to develop the areas of:

  1. Drink from a straw cup and an open cup
  2. Eat with a spoon and fork
  3. Hold a book and turn pages carefully one-by-one
  4. Blow their nose
  5. Properly wash hands by themselves
  6. Wipe up their own spills
  7. Brush their teeth
  8. Wipe their feet and/or remove shoes before entering a classroom, and arrange their shoes
  9. Dress and undress themselves
  10. Put on their own shoes
  11. Properly grip a pencil or crayon
  12. Snap, zip, and button

Language

We help little toddlers to expose the language how to blend the words in speech and how to make alphabet sounds through rhymes, songs, and games with word cards and books.

Math Concept

Early toddler years children can catch the number concepts through counting toys or playing apparatus. Introducing number cards and count the materials by objects will all help the little toddlers to have math concepts. This stage is the preparation stage for the real Montessori education. We found that through our nursery I (18 months to 35 months), we noticed that the children could understand the math concept with numbering up to 30. We also let children to understand the shapes and volumes through cylinder towers and sensorial apparatuses.

Exposure of their world

By feeling, touching, seeing, and hearing everyday items children can learn that these things, along with nature are connected to science. Our education is focused on helping children make these connections and to experience God’s creation within their lives, so that they may come to know Christ as their Lord. They will come to know God’s creation through the sounds they hear, feeling the wind, breathing the air, looking at the day and night sky, and looking at the animals, insects, reptiles, plants, trees, and flowers.

Area Activities

We have Physical area, Language area, Social area, Art & Music area, and Science areas. All these areas help children to understand the concepts of each area through roll plays. We also help little children to develop their motor skills through using tools and sensorial apparatuses.