Ah autumn! That tantalizing time of year when Mother Nature wows us with a variable smorgasbord for the senses: multicolored leaves, harvest moon, pecans, pumpkins, crisp temperatures, and steaming mugs of apple cider with fragrant cinnamon. Autumn is an opportune time to let nature become your educational guide. Maria Montessori understood the importance of learning through nature. Children develop their minds and bodies through their senses and interactions with nature. This is a basic premise of the Montessori Method. Hands-on activities, sensory experience, and education through movement are at the root of every Montessori lesson.
Autumn is magical, but passes quickly. The children at Children’s House are nurturing their instinctive connection with the natural world through activities such as parts of a pumpkin, life cycle of a pumpkin, experimenting with leaves and pine cones and the concept of living and non-living things.
We anticipate a season filled with exploration and joy!