Our story: Montessori and IAHP Glenn Doman approach
Nilofer is our lead Montessori teacher. She has extensively worked in early childhood learning programs as a substitute teacher. She has been active PTSA participant and taken a lead role in organizing and supporting science fairs and child development exhibits. She has immaculate art of motivating children in developing positive personal skills.
Montessori approach (http://www.infomontessori.com/)
Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori based on her extensive research and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.
In this section of work, the child finds materials and Exercises of his every day life from pouring water from a jug to a glass, or learning how to tie a shoelace. These activities help the child to properly take care of himself so that he may feel as though he is independent and does not have to rely on an adult for his basic needs.
Activities in this section allow the child to refine each of his senses. He will become a child who can appreciate color or texture differences, organize his thoughts and objects in his environment and who has a refined sense of pitch from the music he may hear around him.
The child is taught language through a specific progression of lessons where he first becomes aware of the different sounds in a word. The child then learns the language phonetically until the point where he is taught the different “rules” in a given language and the exceptions to those rules he will need to know in order to spell and read fluently.
The child first learns to count from 1-10 through the understanding of the concept that those numbers represent a specific amount. Through each material, the child will learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and truly understand what each one means in their deeper sense. Through this method of teaching, Montessori offers the child a strong and solid foundation in the understanding of mathematics.
IAHP - Glenn Doman approach (http://www.IAHP.org)
Glenn Doman lived with, studied, or worked with children in more than one hundred nations, ranging from the most civilized to the most primitive. He conducted expeditions to study pre-Stone Age children in Brazil’s Mato Grosso, Bushmen children in the Kalahari Desert, and Inuit children in the Arctic. He also traveled to see children in the world’s major cities, from Johannesburg to Moscow and from London to Tokyo.
This approach involves flashing pictures to children and giving them informational bits in quick succession. The little minds are too quick to internalize these pictures using photographic memory. We combine their speed with our bits to develop their Intelligence. We use a rich collection of physical and intelligent bits to reinforce learning.
Language - reading
IAHP has perfected flash cars approach to introduce little ones to words. We start with commonly used words and then quickly expand based on little one's interest to develop customized approach.
The Dot cards are very effective tool in introducing little ones to concept of numbers and how they function. There are many electronic forms of Dot cards available in the market. We have compared these various technics and perfected our approach using IAHP technic.
Our instructor Bhavna is a graduate from IAHP - The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. Nilofer has been a substitute teacher and has actively led classes for Lego programs and PTSA activities. Bhavna and Nilofer came together and started developing a well balanced program for Little ones. In working with their own children they realized the benefits of combing IAHP and Montessori approach. Specifically, they benefited a lot in area of reading and mathematics.
In working with parents, we rolled out this unique approach to their children and parents started seeing significant benefits. The little ones enrolled in our program started quickly using single words and further started expressing their ideas in complete sentences. In our parents counselling sessions, we have done multiple demonstrations about their Little ones ability to name flowers, planets, dinosaurs, polygons and many other subjects.
How we leverage our optimal approach?
We build both receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) language skills. The most fertile time in a child’s life for the acquisition of vocabulary is from birth to 5 years. By the time a child is 5 years, he or she possesses meaningful portion of his or her vocabulary.
Children develop the understanding of cause and effect relationships and practice problem solving in everyday activities. The understanding of cause and effect relationships, the basis for problem solving, wires between birth and eighteen months. Problem solving itself wires between eighteen months and age 4 years.
Intelligent bits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb8uafToquE
Delivering bits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2DeeinNJnA
Our morning and afternoon sessions nurture Little Ones' curiosity and support them in becoming well rounded contributing members of families and communities. Fun and Study's program includes Montessori Hands-on practical sensorial program, IAHP intelligent bits, Yoga, Music, Lego based projects and free time. We firmly believe and follow Glenn Doman's theory "The Brain Grows By Use." IAHP - The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential teaches Glenn Doman method and two of our instructors Bhavna and Amit are IAHP graduates.
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