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Do Preschool Teaching in Preschools, Not in 6-9 Classes

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 4, no. 3

Pages: 6

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Approaches Adopted by Preschools to Foster Literacy Skills Among Preschoolers

Available from: Language in India

Publication: Language in India, vol. 11, no. 10

Pages: 150-170

Asia, India, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Pre-school programs give children an edge in a competitive world and education climate. It teaches children the basic skills necessary to be successful in formal schooling. Pre-schools provide children a good foundation for continued learning, communication, higher self-esteem and enjoyment of the learning process. Pre-schools have the important task of giving children numerous and varied opportunities to promote children’s development during the formative years including physical development, social development and literary competence. Literary competences open the door to academic learning and help ensure later success in school. The present study was conducted to elicit information on the approaches adopted by pre-schools to foster literary skills among pre-schoolers in Bangalore city. A representative sample of 30 preschool centres were surveyed - 9 Montessori, 8 kindergarten, 8 play-way and 5 crèches. After an introductory session in the preschool centres, a self-developed questionnaire was distributed to the preschool teachers to elicit information on the approaches adopted by pre-schools to foster literary skills among pre-schoolers. Analysis of data obtained indicated that the preschools surveyed had no adequate approaches to foster literary skills in pre-schoolers. Also the preschools surveyed had no adequate library facilities.

Language: English

ISSN: 1930-2940

Book

Preschool Directory: Preschools, Montessori Schools, Park District Programs, Day Care Centers

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Language: English

Published: Arlington Heights, Illinois: American Association of University Women, 1983

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Young Children Need Play, Not Goals

Publication: The Times (London, England)

Pages: 35

England, Europe, Great Britain, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori schools, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Language: English

ISSN: 0140-0460

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Children's Play and Its Place in Education, with an Appendix on the Montessori Method

Available from: HathiTrust

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Language: English

Published: New York, New York: Duffield, 1913

Edition: 1st

Master's Thesis

Accommodative Activity or Symbolic Play: An Examination of Children's Use of Montessori Didactic Material

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Language: English

Published: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1976

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Play Behaviors of Young Children

Publication: American Montessori Society Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 2

Pages: 1-9

Child development, Play, Socialization

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Language: English

ISSN: 0277-9064

Book

The Power of Play: How Spontaneous, Imaginative Activities Lead to Happier, Healthier Children

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Play

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Abstract/Notes: In modern childhood, free, unstructured play time is being replaced more and more by academics, lessons, competitive sports, and passive, electronic entertainment. While parents may worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant, explicit learning or using the latest "educational" games, David Elkind's The Power of Play reassures us that unscheduled imaginative play goes far in preparing children for academic and social success. Through expert analysis of the research and powerful situational examples, Elkind shows that, indeed, creative spontaneous activity best sets the stage for academic learning in the first place: Children learn mutual respect and cooperation through role-playing and the negotiation of rules, which in turn prepare them for successful classroom learning; in simply playing with rocks, for example, a child could discover properties of counting and shapes that are the underpinnings of math; even a toddler's babbling is a necessary precursor to the acquisition of language. An important contribution to the literature about how children learn, The Power of Play suggests ways to restore play's respected place in children's lives, at home, at school, and in the larger community. In defense of unstructured "down time," it encourages parents to trust their instincts and resist the promise of the wide and dubious array of educational products on the market geared to youngsters.

Language: English

Published: New York, New York: Da Capo Press, 2007

ISBN: 978-0-7382-1053-7

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Games Children Play

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 13, no. 2

Pages: 7

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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Children's Play and Television

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 13, no. 2

Pages: 36–39

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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