Enriched Afternoon Activities
Montessori Enfants du Seigneur builds on the foundation of the Montessori Method with extremely popular enhancements and additional learning opportunities for our students in music, science, art, gym, gardening, cooking, etc. These activities are offered in the afternoon and they focus on skills and themes that interest and motivate the child’s own curiosity and knowledge.
Children at Montessori Enfants du Seigneur benefit from a world full of rewarding experiences and valuable opportunities throughout the year. The afternoon curriculum provides therefore an engaging and impressive avenue for children
“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”
Art has an important place in the Montessori class. It’s a way to promote creative thinking, think openly, express oneself and nourish the soul. Kids are exposed to famous artists’ works such as Van Gogh, Paul Klee, George Seurat, etc.
The music program helps children to discover the joy and the love of music. They are introduced to a variety of composers as well as different types of music and instruments.
“There should be music in the child’s environment, just as there does exist in the child’s environment spoken speech. In the social environment the child should be considered and music should be provided.”
Gardening is a marvelous way for children to connect with nature. Montessori Enfants du Seigneur offers the children the opportunity to plant a mix of vegetables, fruits and flowers. They spend time weeding, digging and planting. Moreover, contact with nature affords opportunities for great sensorial experiences.
“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth.”
Physical activity plays an important role in a Montessori class as it has several benefits such as:
- Improving balance and coordination
- Promoting health growth and development
- Maintaining and developing flexibility
- Improving concentration and thinking skills
“Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts that we eventually acquire even abstract ideas.”
Children at Montessori Enfants du Seigneur benefit from the practice of yoga. They learn how to relax and be calm. Through deep breathing and gentle movement, kids improve their flexibility, coordination and body awareness.
Kids love cooking. They are so happy to help in preparing delicious and healthy meals and desserts. Kids have also the opportunity to share their appetizing meals and desserts with their family.
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement is being formed.”