This is our ages 2-3 year old class. This is the formative experience for young children. The focus starts with the basics which establishes the foundation for preschool. The morning starts with circle time where students gather around to sing songs, read a story, learn shapes, colors and basic numbers/sounds. In this class students are taught toilet training.
After circle time it is diaper changing and toilet-training time. Toilet training and taking care of their personal needs such as washing their hands is part of their education in this class. Children in this class ofte start with the Montessori knobbed cylinders, a set of educational tools designed for young children to help develop their cognitive and motor skills as well help develop concentration. The famous Montessori pink tower also helps children develop motor skills, concentration and discriminate shapes from smallest to largest.
Students also learn the 1st and 2nd box of color tablets (see the Montessori explanation), shapes (square, circle etc), basic numbers from 1-10 (depending on the child’s level), introduction to sounds (phonics). A fun part of this class is the practical life exercises, such as pouring, spooning, and transferring to develop fine motor skills. Arts and craft projects, play dough and a variety of music and dance activities is also part of the schedule.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
LED lights - This class has flicker free evenly distributed LED spot lights with and dimmer for better learnng and relaxing. Studies seems to indicate proper LED lighting can improve concentration, reading speed, and comprehension, lower errors rates and calmer and more relaxed children.
ALEXA SMART SPEAKER - We have a variety of music for each part of the day. Gentle classical music for study time, dance music for exercise and more.
KEY LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Circle Time, Music, Introduction to the 3 period lesson, Washing hands, Wiping your nose, Folding a cloth, Shell washing, Baby washing, Dish washing, Potty Training, Brushing teeth, Packing a box, Removing a coat, Putting on a coat, Sitting on the line, Walk around a cabinet, Walk around a rug, Walking on the line with an object, Carrying a tray, Carrying stool, Placing material on the shelf, Rolling a rug, Walnut transfer, Bean transfer, Pouring beans, Sponge squeezing, Basting, Spooning, Strawberry Huller, Nut and bolt, Rolling a mat, Tearing paper, Cutting paper, Sorting colors, Knobbed Cylinders, Pink Tower, Primary Color Box One.