Dr. Montessori identified the period from 0-6yrs as the critical period for acquiring language. The best time for a child to learn another language is in the first six years of life. Studies show that speaking a second language boosts cognitive, memory, and listening skills. Language learning is a natural process when children are young.
At Lake Forest Montessori we offer Spanish, Hindi and Mandarin classes for children enrolled in our preschool programs. Our language classes are weekly.
Languages are taught through simple words, music, games and other activities designed for the pre-school child. We introduce through them different colors, number, poems, objects, body parts and relationships.
Children may also enroll in dance, outdoor sports, Robotics and Sewing for an additional fee. These extra programs are offered after the academic day (3:00 pm and later).
At LFMS we offer structured, beneficial physical activity as extra curriculum activity to our children. We believe physical activity is an essential component of every child’s healthy development. Our goal is to make fitness fun and help kids build essential fitness skills. Children learn Basics fundamentals and Mechanics of Soccer, Basketball, Football Baseball, Golf and Tennis.
Dancing helps even the youngest child express herself with music and movement. Children love to perform and express themselves with music and movement as they gain a great sense of accomplishment while doing so.
At LFMS we offer these different dance classes
- Ballet/creative Dance
- Bollywood Dance
- Classical Indian Dance
Sewing is a wonderful Montessori practical life activity. Not only is it great for developing skills such as fine-motor coordination and concentration, but many sewing projects have added value as “real work” projects children can complete. Children learn to cut fabric pieces, pin, sew in the Sewing Class.