Coordination of movement and exercises for large muscle groups: jumping, climbing, dance, running, walking, carrying exercises.
Hand-eye coordination and exercises for small muscle groups: bead stringing, pegs, puzzles, gluing, folding. Pouring, transferring, spooning, grasping.
Care of Self: dressing frames, hand washing, and wiping face.
Care of Environment and Grace and Courtesy: sweeping, wiping a table, setting table, table manners, saying “thank you”, “please”, and other kind words.
Refinement of the senses: size, shape, color, texture, smell, and taste.
Art activities, sorting, matching exercises are based on developing the senses.
Sensorial exploration of water, sand, dirt, clay, textured objects, the smell of flowers and food, discriminating size, color, and sound.
Between eighteen months through three years, young children are learning new words everyday. In the Montessori toddler environment, the teacher provides language materials, such as books, objects and pictures.
Story Books: The teachers read a variety of children's literature to the students to stimulate language development and attention-span.
Building vocabulary – Classified vocabulary
Calendar – Days of the Week and Months of the Year
Music and finger plays
Felt story board
Toddlers are very interested in numbers and counting and our teachers work everyday with them.
Calendar Number of the Month: associating quantity to symbol.
Toddlers enjoy basic creative work such as cutting paper, gluing, coloring with chalk and crayons, and painting.
Early childhood research indicates that music is an important part of brain development. Our teachers provide music in several ways; singing songs, playing musical instruments and listening to a variety of children’s songs and classical music.
Livingston Montessori School
622 W. Noblitt
Livingston, Texas 77351