Art is a wonderful form of personal expression and a way in which children can express their feelings. Art activities help promote fine motor skills and creativity. Open-ended art activities are provided in a Montessori environment to foster and nurture exploration of creativity through us of a variety of mediums. Children find great satisfaction and inner joy through the process of art.
The focus in Montessori is the process of art, not the product.
Art concepts are introduced through independent art work. Students have the opportunity to explore:
- Famous Artists
- Negative & Positive Space
- Art History
Music and movement allow children the ability to express their unique spirit. Children have the innate gift of appreciating music of all types and an uninhibited tendency to move, dance, and make music. Musical training, listening, learning, and playing music, can significantly enhance child development. Active musical training can improve problem-solving skills, physical coordination, poise, concentration, memory, visual, aural and language skills, self-discipline, as well as self-confidence and ability to learn.
The purpose of the Montessori musical program is to develop the children’s nonverbal affective communication, to increase their understanding and enjoyment of music within our culture, and to enhance their ability to express themselves through music.
Music encompasses utilizing a variety of instruments, singing, playing, creating, and listening.
Music concepts are introduced through independent work & community activities. Students have the opportunity to explore:
- Beat & Rest
- Reading Treble Clef
- Famous Musicians
- Melodic Patterns
- Cultural Music
- Music History