|Tips#1: Read Together Every Day|
|Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.|
|Tips#2: Give Everything A Name|
|You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, "Where's your nose?" and then, "Where's Mommy's nose?" Or touch your child's nose and say, "What's this?"|
When parents send their children aged just 2-3 years to school it is only because they want them to get adjusted with a new environment outside home and learn how to interact with their peer group. This resulted in the concept of 'Montessori'. This is a unique teaching method first introduced in India by Dr Maria Montessori in the year 1939.
Till then the concept of playschool was not familiar. Parents used to look for a decent or renowned school from the locality. With introduction of Montessori Play School, the idea of kids' education is modified. The problem is that there are many schools which have misunderstood this noble concept and apply it inappropriately. Thus you will find a number of up-market play-schools which flaunt expensive playthings and have young teachers who don't properly understand how to handle kids of tender age. While they use Montessori teaching materials but most fail to implement the Montessori system in the true sense.
The first six years of the life of a child are most important when unconscious learning gradually emerges to the conscious level. The ideal Montessori Play School aims to address these years and turn them into productive ones. Such a school views every child as a unique being who has distinct needs and capabilities of his own. Each kid possesses an unusual sensitivity and intellectual ability which enables him/her to absorb and learn from the environment and surroundings. This is why the school activities should be designed such that it can promote development of the child's social skills, emotional growth as well as body & mind coordination.
|Tips#3: Say How Much You Enjoy Reading Together|
|Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Look forward to this time you spend together. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day.|
|Tips#4: Be Interactive|
|Engage your child so he or she will actively listen to a story. Discuss what's happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child's questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child's responses.|
There is one specific Montessori Play School in Chennai which operates with a noble vision. Course curricula are offered in a unique way which helps children to reach their full potential in all areas of life e.g., language is taught in a rather unconventional manner whereby sounds of the vowels are introduced first followed by the consonants. Numbers are introduced with the decimal system. By the time the kid finishes his/her third year Montessori, the child is introduced to all the four Mathematical operations. This helps in laying a solid foundation for the child.
The school has excellent infrastructure with specially trained teachers who are Montessori Certified. The school is very particular about maintaining student, teacher ratio which is usually around 12:1. This ensures that each student is attended with special care. Teachers act as proper guardians who are always there to guide and help but never impose their own will, thus allowing the child to enjoy the process of learning. The result is a healthy child and teacher relationship which is formed based on trust and respect for each other.
When it comes to selecting the playschool for your kid, you shouldn't take the process lightly. You need to keep in mind that the interest towards learning if generated at this early stage will sustain throughout life. A detailed online search can help in locating the right school, based on your specific criteria. If you like the information offered in the school website then a personal visit is always recommended. This way you will have accurate idea about the school facilities.
|Tips#5: Read It Again And Again And Again|
|Your child will probably want to hear a favorite story over and over. Go ahead and read the same book for the 100th time! Research suggests that repeated readings help children develop language skills.|
|Tips#6: Talk About Writing, Too|
|Draw your child's attention to the way writing works. When looking at a book together, point out how we read from left to right and how words are separated by spaces.|