ivy's house montessori
親子空間 ivy's house life parent-child family space
What does Nido (5M～1Y7M) parent-child class offer?
Here, we don't have a set curriculum. We provide children with a prepared environment (furniture and appliances that suit the child's height and size) so that children can explore at their own pace, interact with the environment through their eyes, ears, hands, feet, and limbs and generate knowledge through the interactions.
We will introduce and taste seasonal vegetables and fruits, sing songs and rhymes, and tell stories to enrich children's life experience and vocabularies.
Here, we also invite parents to slow down and observe the child, listen to his/her needs, wait for the child, and grow together with him.
Parents can also share the parenting journey with other parents or teachers.
The contents of IC parent-child activities (1Y8M～3Y6M) are as follows:
According to the Montessori learning environment, we have designed the areas into the food preparation area, art area, hands-eyes coordination sensorial area, language books corner area, daily practical life area, and others. Children are free to choose their works, or teachers and parents help children to choose from. Teachers will demonstrate how to work, when children need, teachers or parents would provide appropriate assistance for children to complete the task themselves.
Here, the works we have prepared are to provide children with hands-on practicing opportunities. Parents can observe, ask teachers how to lead their children to work when needed, and encourage their children to do the tasks by themselves as much as possible.
The purpose of the work is to let the children gain self-satisfaction and self-confidence in the process of doing it. Therefore we should encourage the children to do it by themselves, and also assist the children to complete the tasks themselves.
We will start with what the child can do, and slowly when the child is ready, he/she will challenge himself/herself better by choosing harder work.
Here, children can freely choose what they want to do. If the child only works in one area at the beginning, it is ok. Through repeated practices and observation of peers, the child will gradually expand his/her activity areas.
By observing how the child chooses a work, we can also recognize the child's characteristics and preferences. Parents can also prepare similar tasks at home for their child that the child has more opportunities to practice.