Getting ready for elementary school involves more than just being academically ready for the grades. As research shows, when starting elementary school, hurdles children face aren't typically tied to a lack of knowledge but rather to the fear of the unknown, anxiety in a new environment, and an inability to communicate effectively. All these challenges may hinder a child's development. Hence, at our preschool, we take a systematic approach to prepare kids for elementary school, paying attention to every aspect for their readiness.
Peace education on gratitude and courtesy are integral to our curriculum. In these classes, kids role-play various social scenarios using special games and materials. They learn to peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts, ask for help, and listen to others. As a result, children grow into individuals who treat others with respect and compassion, capable of showing empathy and communicating their needs. These skills foster harmonious interactions within a group and cultivate the self-confidence essential for successful socialization.
In Montessori classrooms, children set their own goals and take responsibility for their learning journey. Though they have the guidance of a teacher, they still get the freedom to pick activities based on what piques their interest. It's a sweet spot between freedom and discipline that helps a child maintain a positive attitude toward learning, stay curious, and be willing to try new things. Moreover, all Montessori materials have built-in control of error, allowing children to identify their mistakes and correct themselves without help from outside. This way kids learn to think critically and solve problems independently. Besides, embracing challenges and not being afraid to make mistakes helps them develop a flexible mindset. All of this builds up their self-motivation which is crucial for academic success
By the time they're six, our kids can already write and read in Russian and English, master math problems such as addition and subtraction up to one hundred, and have a good grasp of multiplication and division. What's more, they have a comprehensive understanding of various subjects — ranging from different cultures worldwide to the intricacies of plants and animals. That is because our classrooms are filled with interactive materials that help forge complex and robust neural connections in the human brain. These sensory activities help children concentrate on one task at a time, avoiding distractions. Moreover, the hands-on approach enhances their fine motor skills and coordination, cultivates attention to detail, sharpens their analytical skills, and teaches them how to compare, sort, and categorize information.
At Montessori Hub, we believe that a balance of mind, soul, and body is the secret to nurturing resilient individuals who will find success not only in school but also throughout their lives. By the way, did you know that the level of love for school is significantly higher among Montessori graduates? ? They are 47% more likely to say that what they enjoyed most about school was the act of learning!