How Montessori learning aids S.T.E.A.M.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. All that we experience and enjoy today is a result of advancement that has happened in the fields of STEAM. There is no denying that technology is a large part of us today and will be huger as our children grow up. It is, thus, necessary that essential skill development is imparted to children from an early age.
Reading, & Writing are not the only things that our children need to learn today. They also need early exposure to tech, engineering, arts, and math to grasp complex STEAM concepts with ease.
But how do you, as a busy parent, do it without overwhelming yourself and your child?
The answer lies in the Montessori Method invented by D Maria Montessori. Years of working with children and observing them as they are (and not as adults would like them to be) led her to develop play and learn material that maximizes a child’s opportunity to learn and understand complex concepts of S.T.E.A.M early and quickly through play.
Montessori way of learning has always been ahead of time to ensure that children are introduced to concepts of S.T.E.A.M in a playful manner sans the overwhelm.
S.T.E.A.M is tied into every material of Montessori that facilitate skill development in children for them to live in the hi-tech environment prevalent today.
The ability to see, touch, hold, and feel geometric objects in all their dimensions, which is otherwise not possible in non-Montessori teaching, makes a significant difference in how children perceive their environment.
From the use of specific rattles to understand cause and effect, wooden blocks to understand concrete shapes to understand the concept of ‘Order - (Big to Small)’ with Progression Toys like the Pink Tower aids early introduction to STEAM through specific skill development.
Activities like Pouring, Scooping, Pegboards, and balancing on the balance board incorporate STEAM concepts of containment, pressure, weight, volume, etc. that a child can learn intuitively through play.
STEAM science and technology concepts are based on the laws of nature, and Montessori materials incorporate these flawlessly. That is why the toys are timeless and relevant even more so today despite being more than a century old.
Montessori truly makes your child future ready. Without the Pressure but through Play.
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