The Montessori Curriculum centers around the child’s natural ability to learn by doing and supports the child as an active learner. It is designed to support the balanced development of the child in his/her physical, know-it-all, allowable, burning, free to all and spiritual capability. The curriculum is organized in the following six areas according to what each area impacts another
Practical Life Exercise
These are activities of day in and day out living toward elementary movements (i.e. pouring, carrying), care of self (i.e. washing, dressing), care of environment (polishing, dusting) and social lifestyle (i.e. respects, sharing). By clash practical career exercises the half pint learns to direct, to be marching to the beat of a different drummer, shake social skills and to respect the environment.
This trend of curriculum entails the use of sensorial material which enhances learning through the senses i.e. sound cylinders, dilapidated and smooth boards etc. Through the manipulation of a well known material using his/her memory of the shape, texture and sound, the child is able to refine his/her senses. Sensorial material further allows the child to make the transition from concrete to abstract and prepares his/her mathematical mind and writing skills i.e. knobbed cylinders, binomial cubes etc.
Didactic material introduced to the child in this outlook of the curriculum, i.e. number rods, spindle box, golden beads etc, supports the child to begin thinking and engaged in constructively abstract terms. This allows them to gradually understand simple to complicated concepts a well known as duration gradation, thickness, numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In this area of the curriculum the child develops his/her listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in both English and Urdu using sandpaper letters, moveable alphabets, pink, blue and series etc.
This area of the curriculum introduces the child to 5 different cultural subjects: Botany, zoology, history, geography and science. It allows the child to recognize the life of man on earth throughout time and in all geographic regions. The child furthermore gains an imagination of unity and peaceful co-existence of all things, living and non-living. Material which makes an estuary for this development includes nature table, categorization cars, puzzle maps, country flags and landforms etc
In this area of curriculum the child develops his/her creative expression through music and movement. Through the free exploration of paint, crayons, paper construction, making contact by the whole of instruments, learning songs, storytelling, rhymes and acting the child will practically develop his/her artistic, music, literary and dramatic abilities.