Posted on: 23 December 2017
If the time has come for your child to begin attending school, you may be looking at some private schools with "alternative" educational approaches. One of the most common and appreciated approaches is the Montessori method. In this style of learning, children learn at their own paces, and classrooms include children at various learning levels.
Here are a few advantages of sending your child to a school that utilizes the Montessori approach.
Your child won't feel pushed along.
Every child naturally learns at a different pace. It may take your child one week to catch on to a new concept, while other children catch on in three days. That does not mean there is anything wrong with your child, but your child may feel rushed and may miss out on the opportunity to fully and completely learn new concepts in a classroom where all children are expected to learn at the same rate. Since the Montessori approach lets each child learn at their own pace, your child will not feel this pressure -- and they will be given time to fully understand one concept before moving on to the next.
Your child's own strengths will be recognized and fostered.
Montessori schools place a huge emphasis on letting children embrace and develop their own abilities. Children who are naturally talented and interested in art, for example, can spend more time developing those skills. Those who enjoy science can do more science lessons. This results in graduates who feel very fulfilled and confident in the directions they are taking in life. It helps ensure that your child chooses a career or life path that makes them feel fulfilled.
Your child will get to interact with kids at other stages.
In a traditional classroom, all children are about the same age, so your child does not get the opportunity to learn how to interact with those younger and older than them. This is not the case in a Montessori school. Mixed-age classrooms make for a more vibrant and diverse social education.
Your child will get to know their teacher better.
In a Montessori school, children stay with the same teacher from Kindergarten onward. They will get to know this teacher better, and he or she can serve as more of a mentor as your child grows and develops. The teacher gets to know your child's own unique learning style well, enabling them to better guide your child in learning.Share