In the 20st century Maria Montessori developed a unique method of education that was different to pedagogical approaches from the very beginning.
Materials which are used in Montessori’s education are specially designed to stimulate the children’s senses and help them become independent.
The main features of the Montessori pedagogy are mixed age groups, freedom of movement and freedom of choice.
Music is an essential part of our everyday life. In our daycare we love to sing and move to our daily routines. We learn new songs each associated with different topics. We encourage the children to express themselves by doing role plays to music, disguising themselves and using kids make up. The children have the opportunity to play instruments that are appropriate for their age. This gives them the opportunity to take part in music in different ways. We also play musical games that are fun for the children. The children are encouraged to “just listen” to music, supported by stories and pictures.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Artistic expression plays an important role in a child`s development. It is not necessary to teach children how to draw or paint but to offer them appropriate painting tools.
For art lessons we have a creative room with a wide range of materials available.
Our professional art teacher will introduce different art techniques to the children, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpting-to name a few.
Throughout the year, we will explore the history of arts and learn about well known artists in a playful way.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up“
Our children learn through play. During the day, they gather many different impressions. Yoga exercises support them to rest and relax.
We practise Yoga exercises and relaxation techniques in a playful, imaginative and child friendly way, using tools like picture books or music. We believe it is important for children to undertake physical exercise, in order to help develop their motor skills and confidence.
In our daycare, children have the possibility to act and perform. We introduce them to many theatrical forms, such as shadow theatre or puppet theatre. The children take part in simple theatre games: role plays and relaxation exercises. They become aware of how they feel in their bodies, find a way to express themselves and learn to name their experiences and emotions in a playful way.