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Mrs J.J. Werker, set up the first small Montessori ‘Casa dei Bambini’ in the Netherlands, in 1914. It was soon apparent, that with other schools opening their doors in the Netherlands, it was necessary to coordinate how schools were run and managed, and to pool resources. In 1917 the official
Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori, the vision of Dawn Brochenin, opened it’s doors 15 February 2010 in a 5m rented rondawel. 15 Children (2½ – 5 years), were introduced to the Montessori method of teaching in a stimulating and safe learning environment. Dawn’s sterling efforts at fund-raising extended the school’s reach to
“Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education” Education and Peace, pg. 24 Let us celebrate the work of education that has shaped the brave men and women who stand today united, protecting businesses, community centres, schools, hospitals and properties throughout our Nation. Just
The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life. Maria Montessori The Montessori method of teaching is an internationally renowned, theoretical concept based upon proven scientific observations. It is a holistic, comprehensive approach to an educational system. This system includes
And so, my question is answered. Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery. I was fascinated to read the above quotations directly from Maria Montessori’s own handbook. By the way, the other snippet of information that I discovered in this exercise was that the thin outline was never originally intended to be blue. Maria Montessori describes it as “in the third series, however, the geometrical figures are instead outlined only in black ink.”
Enjoy your work with the children of the universe, here’s looking to a bright new future.
South African children are accustomed to walking barefoot. This simple action has many health benefits. Read on, courtesy of Montessori @ Home, to see why we should allow our children to walk with bare feet. Shoes prevent one of the most nerve-rich parts of the body, to send important messages
One of the most rewarding sights, is a Child who instinctively develops a rhythmic sound by shaking, beating or scraping a percussion instrument. These instruments add excitement and color to any music and can also be identified to sounds in nature, i.e. the crow or the sound of wind in
Celebrate Maria’s 150th Birthday As a 13 year old student, she was confident and ambitious. Limited schooling options were offered to woman in those days. She defied the standard expectations of parents, men and possibly many other women and walked her own path. A beacon to all woman then, who
There is no story more pertinent to Madiba’s call to action than that of “Where Rainbows Meet”. Mymoena Scholtz, the Director, began her work among the crime-ridden, multicultural communities of Vrygrond in 2008. She picked up the call to action from Madiba, “Take action. Inspire change. Make everyday a Mandela Day”. Against all odds, this haven in the midst of this poverty stricken community thrived. Her vision is to focus on the children, helping them to hope and to build a stronger community for themselves and others through the service of others.
“The young astronaut is jetting through the stars, chasing the comet, trying to guess which orbit it will follow. She aims to get one step ahead to warn the earthlings about their impending doom” How often have your children watched an episode similar to this on the TV, or played
Not only is gardening fun, but it also helps keep us fit and gets our body moving. To be immunologically fit, you need to be physically fit. “White blood cells can be quite sedentary,” says Prof Arne Akbar, the president of the British Society for Immunology and a professor at University College, London. “Exercise mobilises them by increasing your blood flow, so they can do their surveillance jobs and seek and destroy (bacteria and germs) in other parts of the body.” (read more..) Obviously, a strong immune system is the No. 1 barrier to surviving the Corona Virus attacks.
What better way to welcome everyone back to school, than for the teacher to host a garden tea party. This is where the children will value the return to a routine and the opportunity to talk about their experiences of the last 2 months and their fears for the future.
1 Sachet of Virol-Oxy mixed with 1lt of water for 1 Classroom, will last 1 week. Specialist manufacturers produce the most beautiful Montessori products, but obviously, at a price. They are made with precision out of natural products to exacting designs. Thus, being asked to sanitise your classroom is a
The government has spoken and laid a date in the ground for schools to re-open. This does not change the world’s “new normal” way of operating. What it does change, is the need to double our screening and prevention protocols. Every morning when you and I wake; we take stock
School principals around the country….. are spendng the month of May coming to terms with the Government requirements that must be in place prior to them opening the doors to their schools again. Everyone has been turned upside down and inside out with lockdown level 5. Now that we are
Updated directives, published by the Department of Labour, to guide employers through the first steps of opening their Companies after 5 weeks of level 5 lockdown has been lifted. Prominent amongst these directives is the need for each employee to be screened and protected against the CoVid-19 virus. It all depends upon the size of your organisation, as to how you will be affected. The larger the business, the more complex the screening and sanitising will be. We can help you.
#lockdown#learningathome#becomingindependent#pouringandspooning Give your toddler and pre-schooler the opportunity to learn to pour and spoon for themselves. From 2.5 years onwards your child will love being able to pour milk into their cereal bowl and feed themselves independently. This is a wonderful activity for fine-motor control and it develops concentration. Have