Mathematics deals with shapes, spaces, numbers, and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols. Your child does not learn math, but experiences it. Your child begins learning mathematical concepts through the use of concrete mathematical material such as the “Number Rods’ and the “Sandpaper Numbers”. In doing so, your child will learn to master the four basic operations of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division using specialized equipment.
Language is a means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized sounds and signs, thus being the spoken and written language. By employing your child’s natural fascination for words, through aids such as books, phonic devices, tracing letters, etc., we create and implement a positive learning environment for your child to develop his/her listening, reading, and writing skills. A phonetic approach to reading begins with sandpaper letters to identify sounds and shapes, and to trace letters, training the muscles needed for writing. With the moveable alphabet, children construct words, phrases, sentences and stories in preparation for written expression.
Cultural studies integrate the study of science, the social sciences and art. Your children will learn about various continents of the world, they will learn about countries, oceans, lakes and rivers. The journey begins with them exploring the universe, the solar system, mother earth and its continents, countries, geographical oceans and various cultures and their traditions. Children are also placed into smaller groups in which they get to participate in projects, like painting, building collages of the countries they study, building models of the solar system etc.
The fundamental goals of “Practical Life” exercises are to help your child gain control in the coordination of his/her movement and gain independence in order to adapt to his/her society without assistance from others. Practical Life Exercises also aid the growth and development of your child’s intellect and concentration which in turn, will promote and develop your child’s orderly way of thinking. Sorting, pouring, lacing, cutting, folding and other activities that children use in their day to day lives are exercises that your child will learn. These exercises will develop your child’s concentration, hand eye coordination, muscle development, writing capabilities and attentiveness.
The purpose and aim of Sensorial exercises is for your child to acquire clear, conscious, information and to be able to then make classifications in his/her environment. Through the senses, your child begins to study his/her environment and through this study, your child will begin to understand his/her environment.