All children are encouraged to spend a lot of time together. When ages between 1 and 5 collaborate amazing learning curves are developed. Older children take on responsibility and empathy towards younger children, they also learn to feel valued when younger children need their guidance and support such as learning new tasks, games and play.
Younger children learn more from older children than they would if in a group of peers who are of a similar stage of development. Learning to speak and communicate, play and learn all happens at a faster pace when it is being demonstrated throughout the day by older children.
Montessori very much encourages different age groups to work together as it instils new learning areas and skill in all of the children.
We encourage many activities and games that support team work, to be patient and so forth.
Learning together is a very big part of the CLP’s ethos and is equally encouraged when working together with families….