Environments

Environments

A fascinating world awaits a young child in the classrooms of Sprouts Montessori House of Children. The tables and chairs are child-sized, and the materials are all within easy reach of young bodies and laid out in an organized, inviting arrangement.

There are activities to help a child practice buttoning, snapping, tying shoelaces, and other skills needed for dressing, and activities to help the child develop fine-motor skills needed for writing.

Children can stretch out on mats as they use beads and rods for expressing quantities, Sandpaper Letters for exploring the alphabet, and blocks, color cards, bells, and other materials for stimulating their senses and investigating sequences and patterns. Children learn to choose their activities appropriately, and they become absorbed in their work.

While many activities take place simultaneously in the classrooms, the atmosphere is tranquil as the children find deep satisfaction in successfully completing their work. The child learns independence, self-motivation, and self-discipline, providing a strong foundation for the Elementary years.

As the child moves through Elementary, the lessons become more abstract and collaborative, and rely more heavily on problem solving, books, discussion, and critical thinking. Still, manipulative materials are used for mathematics, children continue to explore the natural world in science, the classrooms offer an array of activities for a child to choose and explore, and children are encouraged to pursue their individual passions and deepen their knowledge about their individual interests. The Montessori materials and activities of the Primary years resonate throughout the program and beyond, supporting the school’s mission of an “Education for Life.”

 

environment-elementary1

A glimpse of the Elementary environment

 

environment-elementary2

Arithmetic in the Elementary Environment

 

environment-hindi

Hindi is offered in the Primary environment. A child of 2 & 1/2 -6 years is capable of learning upto 6 languages which are alive in his environment.

 

environment-hindi1

The materials for Hindi are displayed

 

environment-primary

The environments are clean, safe and the low open shelves help the child choose

 

environment-primary1

The Language activities are natural, and the child’s develops writing and reading skills through a series of Preparatory activities

 

environment-primary2

Arithmetic in the Primary environment

 

environment-primary3

Attractive display of material makes the material almost irresistible to the child

 

environment-primary4

A child working in the Primary environment during the Exhibition

 

environment-primary5

The Sensorial materials are attractive and unique to the Montessori method

 

environment-tamil1

Tamil, the language spoken in our state is offered to the child in the Primary environment

 

environment-tamil2

Beautiful Tamil learning materials on display

 

environment-toddler

Multiple sets are offered for each activity in the Exercises of Practical Life

 

environment-toddler1

The Toddler environment is colourful and has many preliminary activities like puzzles and shape boxes to help the child become comfortable in his new environment

 

environment-toddler2

Materials are always displayed in an uncluttered manner to attract the children to the material. The materials are wound up and kept in the same place everyday

 

environment-toddler3

The Exercises of Practical Life activities help in motor coordination and aim at developing the independence of the child

 

environment-toddler4

History, Geography and Art – different forms of Human Culture

 

environment-toddler5

Botany and Zoology which is rich in a child’s environment is also offered at Sprouts

 

environment-toddler6

The Montessori method is followed while offering all of these activities in the environment to the child.