As an added feature, Tiny Treasure Mississauga Montessori School is pleased to offer French language as part of our Casa Program through a certified French teacher.
The Practical Life exercises are self inviting, purposeful activities which are close to real life work. They not only give the child self-confidence, but also satisfy his or her sense of accomplishment. The Practical Life exercises in the Casa Program help the children develop gross and fine motor skills. In addition to learning to care for their environment, the children learn such fine motor skills as pouring and transferring materials from one dish to another.
The sensorial material provides the child with opportunities to refine all the five senses. They also enable the child to focus on small details and train his or her eye to discriminate between size, as well as colors, geometric shapes and quantity. The children are exposed to such materials as rods to symbolize quantity and sandpaper letters.
Challenging and manipulative exercises enable the child to grasp the abstract concept of math with ease using a hands-on approach. The children will learn numeration, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the decimal system. Number rods and golden beads are just some of the materials that enable children to develop a concrete understanding of mathematical concepts.
The total development of language takes place by introducing children to correct spoken and written language. The children learn to read and write using different Montessori materials. The program is designed to make this academic program fun and help children develop an interest in reading and writing.
Children in the Casa program are very interested in learning about the world around them. The program fully caters to their needs and curiosity by encompassing botany, science experiments, zoology, geography, history and art. These activities assist the child in becoming a knowledgeable, compassionate and caring member of their world