School Information: Busy Bees Workshop
Bees Workshop is a Montessori-based preschool in Lansdowne, Cape
We offer a safe, encouraging learning environment for children between the ages of 2 – 6 years old. Our school is rich in Montessori-based learning. We accommodate full time and part time attendance as well as aftercare facilities. The school also offers a range of extramural activities during school hours including computers, karate, ballet, speech and drama, Soccercise, Stretch & Grow and Catrobatkidz.
Learning is centered on the “sensitive” periods in a child’s life
We should not disadvantage children by going against nature. It is natural for children to talk, walk, move, etc at a certain age. Maria Montessori called this the “sensitive” periods. As an example, children naturally learn how to walk between the ages of ten months to fourteen months old. In order to allow for this natural development to take place, we should not carry children but allow them to experience the joy of walking to its fullest. Her entire approach is based on these sensitive periods. The classrooms are arranged to encourage the natural development of children. For example, 3 – 4 year olds are sensitive to movement. Thus the equipment would be placed strategically to encourage movement, concentration and co-ordination.
Grace and courtesy forms an integral part of learning
Children are taught how to control their body movements and conduct themselves in socially appropriate and acceptable ways. They are taught how to carry a chair, how to pass a pencil, scissor, etc. Actual learning begins when children are normalized.
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