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The first few years of a child's life not only produce the most memorable experiences but researches have found that the brain produces an immense number of synapses - or neural connections - in the first few years of a child's life. Thus these years are the best years to lay a solid foundation for future learning. It can be said that everything a child needs to know as an adult he/she learns in a kindergarten. Thus Global Indian Montessori Kindergarten (GIMK) is committed to bring out the fullest potential of each child. We want to make these formative years an exciting experience where children take charge of their learning while the teachers provide a gentle nudge.

Our Aim

  • Providing a holistic curriculum to encourage every child to reach his/her full potential in all areas of development.
  • To enhance cognitive, physical, emotional, social and moral development.
  • Merger of Montessori Method into our very own curriculum to give children an edge in learning.

Montessori materials and curriculum

The Montessori methods, involves a curriculum of learning that comes from the child's own natural inner guidance and expresses itself in outward behavior as the child's various individual interests are at work. Supporting this inner plan of nature, the method provides a range of materials to stimulate the child's interest through self-directed activity.

Practical life

Practical life materials and exercises respond to the young child's natural interests to develop physical coordination, care of self and care of the environment.

  • Specific materials provide opportunities for self-help dressing activities, using various devices to practice buttoning, zipping, bow tying, and lacing.
  • Other practical life materials include pouring, scooping and sorting activities, as well as washing a table and food preparation to develop hand-eye coordination. 

Sensorial

The sensorial materials provide a range of activities and exercises for children to experience through sense organs the physical environment, including such attributes as size, color, shape and dimension. Examples of these materials are pink tower (series of ten wooden cubes, ranging from 1cm to 10cm differing in 3 dimensions); cylinder (Help your child to identify visual discrimination of dimensions); brown stairs (ten wooden blocks, sequentially varying in height in 3 dimensions); color tablets (colored objects for matching pairs and grading shapes of color).

Language

In the first plane of development (3–6), the Montessori language materials provide experiences to develop use of a writing instrument and the basic skills of reading a written language.

  • For writing skill development, the metal insets provide essential exercises to guide the child's hand in following different outline shapes while using a pencil.
  • For reading, a set of individual letters, commonly known as sandpaper letters, provide the basic means for associating the individual letter symbols with their corresponding phonetic sounds.
  • Montessori language materials have also been developed to help children learn grammar. The materials evolve for further complexity in the later planes of development

Mathematics

In this area, for the Primary level, materials are provided to show such basic concepts as numeration, place value, addition, and subtraction.

  • For numeration, there is a set of ten Number Rods, with segments colored red and blue (with this material the child develops concepts in sequence of number, combinations of 10 and basic arithmetic) and “spindle boxes” consist of 0-9 separate compartments and 45 spindles (with this material the child develops the concept of zero and placing the objects in groups). For learning the numeral symbols, there is a set of sandpaper numerals for tracing with fingers.
  • 1–9. For learning addition, subtraction, and place value, materials provide decimal representation of 1, 10, 100, etc., in various shapes made of beads, plastic, or wood. 

Cultural subjects

  • The Montessori classroom may also include other materials and resources to learn cultural subjects, such as geography (map puzzles, globes).
  • Science, such as biology in naming and organizing plants and animals. Music and art are also commonly involved with children in various ways. After the age of approximately six, learning resources include reading books and more abstract materials for learning a broad range of advanced subject matter

A happy and congenial atmosphere is created to enhance, cognitive, physical, emotional, social and moral development.

With a blend of Indian pre-school education; GIIS provides a unique Montessori curriculum, cross cultural activities, and choice of languages such as French, Japanese, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Hindi. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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