The child is taught in English by qualified Montessori teachers. Levels 2 and 3 children attend Arabic sessions. All classrooms have one teacher and one or two assistants. Child develops by absorbing everything around them. He is taught in a way that does not pressure him into learning, yet encourages the maximum response. Thus, learning should occur naturally, at the proper pace of the child. The child chooses from a wide range of self-educating activities to assist this process.

In Kuwait Montessori Nursery, we focus on six core areas of learning: practical life, sensorial, Language Arts, mathematical, cultural studies, extra activities

 

  Practical Life

 “The environment should reveal the child, not mold him.” – Maria Montessori

Child is innately preparing to be adults. Our goal is to raise children with strong foundation skills and  work habits that one day will enable them to be responsible for their own homes, families and communities. The practical life four categories are: Preliminary activities, care of self, care of the environment, social graces and courtesies.

By practicing the above, the child improves his/her eye-hand coordination, concentration and independency, develops his motor skills as well as his hand and wrist.

 

 Sensorial Activities

The purpose of Sensorial materials is to refine and develop the child’s five senses. It also expends the ability to understand the difference in dimensions and weights. It also improves the coordination of movements and concentration.

 

 

 

 

 Language

In both English and Arabic, we develop the child’s language orally through group discussions, stories, and songs. The language is then further developed and reinforced by working with the Montessori materials of all subjects. When the child is ready, we teach him/her the alphabet phonetically, and then word building and finally reading.

 

 

 

 

 Mathematics

In Math, child always starts with concrete activities and gradually moves to abstract. The child first learns to count, then moves to recognizing numbers and quantities. The child also becomes familiar with the sorting, matching and pairing and sequencing activities.

 

 

 

 

 

  Cultural Subjects

History, Geography and Science are brought together under the heading “the cultural subjects”. In Science, The child learns about the different animals, plants, fruits and vegetables. He also learns simple concepts through different experiments such as the use of magnets, experimenting with sinking and floating objects.

In Geography, The child also learns about the world around him. He/she is exposed to different topics such as the globe, earth and the continents. In History, the child learns about seasons, the months of the year, the days of the week and the concept of time etc…

 

 

 Music and movement

The child is introduced to music by first singing, following the rhythm and later by playing different kinds of simple musical instruments.

 

 

Art

This part of program develops the child’s creative skill and imagination by coloring and graphic recognition. The child uses different materials for painting, coloring and innovating crafts that develop motor skills.

 Extra Activities

Physical Education (PE) and cooking will be coordinated throughout the week.

Field trips are organised throughout the year to reinforce the different concept and themes that they have been introduced to in the program.