As a parent, you want your child to grow into a happy, confident individual. Beginning at a young age Montessori instructors provides the resource tools to nurture a child’s self-esteem. Independence is a focal point in the process. When a child has a good self-image, the positive characteristics will carry over into other areas of learning and development.
Developing a Positive Self-Image
A positive self-image at an early age can actually contribute to self-esteem as an adult. The Montessori learning environment strives to provide the right resource tools to develop a sense of self. The learning activities and opportunities act as an integral part of the core curriculum. With the Montessori practice of a multi-age learning environment, children have the opportunity to participate in various activities.
Each Child is Unique
Every child is unique with different interests. The learning opportunities need to inspire the individual student to grow. By celebrating and honoring the uniqueness of each child, the diverse learning environment promotes a positive self-image. Encouraging active learning provides children a chance to achieve a positive self-image without the continuous need to compete. The unique learning process aids in achieving confidence at an early age.
Promoting individual decision-making skills will instill a sense of self-worth. With age-appropriate guidelines and settings, Montessori children are given the opportunity to make decisions. With each decision, children will learn by making positive choices. Along the way, the failures or mistakes in the decision-making process become a source of learning.
The process provides a unique learning opportunity for personal responsibilities within safe boundaries. Providing children with a chance to accomplish tasks or projects individually promotes a sense of self-identify. Children feel a sense of trust and capability for their individual actions. The child will continue to explore new learning opportunities within the appropriate set guidelines.
Along with promoting decision-making skills, Montessori instructors provide children a chance to express opinions about their choices. Children may verbally express their reasons for participating in an activity. By listening, instructors show children their opinions are valuable.
Under other circumstances, children may discuss the reasons behind an activity or project. Detailing the reasons why a project did not work as planned is another chance for a learning opportunity. Children may work together with others to find a solution or discuss the consequences of the actions. The process of encouraging self-express leads to learning important verbal and critical thinking skills.
All parents want their children to have the confidence to achieve future goals. Encouraging a child’s individual autonomy aids in fostering positive self-esteem. With the integration of learning activities to promote a positive self-image we build the foundation for a confident child. To learn more about our Montessori Primary and Kindergarten program contact us to schedule a tour.