English Montessori Development Lesson
– 18 months – 3 years
– Small group (max 6 children)
– Individual development
– Montessori Education
– Experienced teacher
What do we do at the Montessori
A Montessori Development Lesson is an hour and a half long. This time period allows the children to get engaged with many different activities (Music, Arts and Crafts) in the first part of the lesson (about 15-20 min) and still have plenty of time to explore the Montessori environment individually.
After the first part of the class the children can freely explore the prepared Montessori environment. They can take any work from the shelves and work with it as long as they want to. While the children are working, the teacher (guide) gives individual lessons to the children about how to use the material correctly. When they finish working with one work they have to put it back on the shelf where they took it from. Each work has its own place. We also share a nice morning snack together.
At the end of the lesson we gather again and sit down in a circle just like at the beginning. We say Goodbye to each child individually. Then we leave the class quietly and calmly with a pleasant feeling of inner peace. (In a Montessori environment we call the material (toys) works and the time we spend exploring is called work time.)