May 16 2017
You should know more about nursery education before choosing a pre-school institution for children. Nowadays, many parents decide to send their children to school from early ages. Along with that decision, many education institutions offer class for toddlers, even from 2 years old. Actually, there is nothing wrong with sending your children to school from 2 years old. However, you should select the best school which really knows about how to educate children depends on their developmental process. You should be careful to choose because wrong institutions may get your children becomes traumatized to study.
If you apply your children for early nursery school age programs, you should choose the funniest one. The main purpose for pre-school education is to make children being used to be in social situations. They will interact both with peers (schoolmates) and with older person (teacher). The social interactions will be crucial since children will develop many personality aspects such as trust, friendliness, helping behavior, and many more. That’s why the education processes should be as pleasant as possible. Teachers should be able to make every young student feels comfortable through playing and singing.
Even though looks like just playing, the early age education should have specific goals as well. For example, teachers ask students to build a Lego castle together with their classmates. This playing together session actually has hidden curriculum to teach teamwork and communication skill. Different from upper school stage, teachers should monitor the class activity more closely. Moreover, teachers should know their students’ developments one by one. Definitely, ideal class for pre-school only consists of small numbers of students for each class.
From many of pre-school methods, Montessori becomes one of most popular approach. This teaching method developed by and Italian educator named Maria Montessori. From Italy, the method has spread all over the world. The learning method becomes very popular because it is emphasizing on freedom with limits, independence, also respect children’s natural developments. The developments consist of physical, social, and psychological area. Montessori classes have mixed age students, from 2 ½ to 6 years. The students could choose what kind of activity they want to do.
The teaching method only requires cheap materials which could be found easily everywhere. For instance, teachers want to introduce the basic concepts of arithmetic for kindergarten students. They could get walnut seeds as teaching tools, and then ask the young students to play with those seeds. Definitely, this Montessori nursery school curriculum could be on of your best options.