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The Montessori Way to Teach Social Skills to Children

Early in the 20th century, the Montessori method of teaching was developed having children’s true potential in mind. The goal of this teaching approach is to support pupils’ natural skill development. It improves their skills by encouraging self-direction, inquiry, learning, practice, teamwork, play, intense concentration, imagination, or verbal exchange.

 

The development of social skills is a part of the Montessori education method. A Montessori school places great emphasis on children’s interest in learning. Through participation, children learn teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking, all important social skill subsets.

How Montessori Techniques Encourage Social Skills

Teamwork

Children are encouraged to complete tasks in teams or small groups as part of the Montessori Method. This leads them to corporate with their peer group. Here they learn to help, guide, share and grow as a team.

Grace And Courtesy

In a Montessori classroom, Children learn a lot more than just academics. They are taught how to say “please” and “thank you.” They acquire a variety of abilities, such as how to introduce themselves, ask nicely for what they want, express their thoughts to others, share, and play games to improve their gross, fine motor skills and self-control.

Adaptation

Children work in mixer-age classrooms grouped not based on chronology but, natural planes of development. Children pick up knowledge via seeing, imitating, and modeling other children. Younger students can learn from their older classmates and elder students will help their younger classmates. Additionally, mixed-age classes benefit all ages and motivates them to treat everyone with respect. They gain the ability to involve everyone in activities, not just kids their age.

Public Speaking

Some kids may find it difficult to stand in front of the public and deliver a message, but a Montessori school will assist every child get above their shyness and develop the skills necessary for public speaking. Equal opportunities will be given to all the students to exhibit their talents in front of the classroom. This will make them to break their shell and shine as a star.

Small Group Lessons

Teachers with Montessori certification not only mentor students one-on-one but also oversee sessions in small groups where kids learn to respect others’ opinions and listen attentively while teachers keep an eye on conversational skills. These group learning increases the students concentration.

Sharing with others 

Each Montessori classroom has a set number of Montessori materials and educational resources. Children are wait for their turn to use the material and work with it. Children benefit from this by learning social skills like patience, sharing, and empathy.

Conflict Resolution

Children are given the language, abilities, and chance to resolve problems on their own with a keenly watchful educator around at all times, particularly during leisure, meals, and breaks. This gives them confidence to face all the challenges in their life.

Own decision making

Children can learn decision-making responsibility and the effects of their actions in a less regimented environment. Instead of concentrating solely on themselves, teachers urge their students to engage and work together. By working together, the students get to know about others and the ways to improve their skills.

Collaboration rather than competition

When a Child selects a material to work within a Montessori classroom, the child is aware that it is theirs to enjoy while they are focusing on it. No one will demand that they share or remove it from them. They must also treat the space and activities of other children with the same respect. Every pupil knows they will get their turn to work with the material in due time because they are all taught to return it to its original state and location when completed. This reduces rivalry and conflict while fostering more patience and respect.

Conclusion

Language abilities, self-control, and problem-solving are necessary for the development of social skills. Children will gain these social skills and learn how to make friends with kids of diverse ages, backgrounds, and experiences via Montessori education. Learning to coexist peacefully in a group of people satisfies a basic need because people are social beings. These are only a few examples of how the Montessori Method of teaching fosters a child’s social skills, transforming them into cheerful and content learners.