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Take for the rent Montessori and other developmental materials and toys and make your days happier!
Help your child to develop fine motor skills, self-service skills, language, sensory skills, motor coordination and a sense of order – together with us!
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Montessori Parent-Child Group
For children 0-3 years old
Get out of the house.
Meet other likeminded families.
- Montessori Group
“Because the first years of life are forever”
85% of the brain is formed by age 3
EDUCATION FROM BIRTH
If we touch children, we touch humanity. We must educate adults to realize that we can only better humanity through the child. We must realize that the child is the builder of the man.
Consciousness does not exist from the beginning; in every child it has to be built up anew in the first years of life.
The child’s type of mind is an absorbing mind; it absorbs whatever is around it. Children begin to absorb everything of their environment from the beginning of their lives. It is a mind endowed with special psychic powers, which we lose later.
Playgroup is guided by Margarita. Margarita is certified AMI (Montessori) teacher for the 0-3 age group (trained by Patricia Wallner / Netherlands) and AMI Assistant 0-3 and 3-6.
Margarita is Occupational therapist from Latvia. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist with adults and children.
Her desire is to open Montessori childcare where a person will be seen with a deep aim, who can distribute his attention and organization on things given to him; such a person will do something in the world
WHY CHOOSE THE PLAYGROUP?
• We will build the child’s conceptual base about real life
•We will co-ordinate and refine purposeful, fine and gross movement skills
•We will repeat movements and builds concentrations
•We will practice sequencing a number of steps
•We will develop the ‘Will’ through making choices
•We will develop the vocabulary
•We will aid in physical and mental integration
•Allows sharing parents´ experiences to support one another
WHO IS THIS PLAYGROUP FOR?
♥ Infant group is for children at the age of 0 – 9 months for non-walking children, who lying on the back or stomach or crawling/pulling
♥ Toddler group is for walking children at the age of 9 – 36 months (a child started to walk or walking freely)
A child attends the group with parents, nannies, OR caregivers.
Playgroup is held together with the parent or caregiver, which allows the baby to feel comfortable in the group, contribute to the harmonious development of the child, and help him actively develop and socialize.
Parent assists children to become ready for the formal learning environment.
GOAL OF THE PLAYGROUP
Support the development of the child by assisting him in prepared Montessori environment.
Children under 3 are going through a stage of rapid brain and skill development. For optimum development, young children need a stimulating environment to play and learn. Playgroups offer babies and toddlers a wide variety of early learning experiences.
Playgroup is a great way for your child to learn about the world, make friends and develop social skills. Playgroup also gives mummies, dads, grandparents and caregivers a chance to share ideas and experiences. Many long-term friendships begin at Playgroup.
Playgroup develops physical skills, teaches problem solving, communication and social interaction and, of course, it’s great fun!
The mentor is using English and if it is necessary Russian (Latvian).
The mentor understands Estonian very well but doesn’t speak it.
The duration of the lesson is 1 h 30 min. Number of participants in the group: 5-6 families.
Each lesson includes:
Free activity in the Montessori environment for 60 minutes.
Individual work in the Montessori environment with materials and toys for fine motor skills and self-service skills, language, sensory skills, coordination of movements and a sense of order.
Music circle in English (15-30 minutes).
We are singing, dancing, playing finger games.
Snack. Your child can sit with others on the table and have some snack
AREAS OF EXPLORATION
Practical life activities. Practical life activities offer the children active participation and collaboration in the aspects of care of self and care of the environment, and preparation of food.
Language. In the language prepared area the children learn the language. All the activities the child engages in become a language lesson, because the child absorbs the language he hears.
Fine Motor skills area. Coordination of hand movements is essential for building intelligence. Maria Montessori called the hand of the child “the second brain”.
Movement. The more the child moves, the more connections neurons make in the brain, so movement makes your child smarter!
Music/Art. Art and music help to integrate both parts of the brain.
Book a space for a trial lesson on our website – registration block, where you will find the available time!
If you can’t find any time complete this application form (link) to know which playing time is perfect for you.
We will contact you upon receipt to give you an idea if space is available.
Generally meet once/twice a week for 1 h 30 min.
The parent decides with a mentor on which specific day and time of the week they can to join the group
• Registration for the TRIAL lesson is required
• Adequate level of English, Russian, Latvian or Estonian to allow to understand the playgroup mentor.
• Positive motivation to work with own child.
• Filled out online application form (link) and payments.
• Read the rules of the class and information for parents
Udu tn 6-2, Laagri alevik
Trial lesson – 10 Euro
4-week card for 4 classes 40€
4-week card for 8 classes 70 €
No matter what parenting issue you’re trying to navigate, we’re here to help.
WHO I AM?
My name is Margarita. I am a certified AMI (Montessori) teacher for the 0-3 age group (trained by Patricia Wallner / Netherlands) and AMI Assistant 0-3 and 3-6
I am an Occupational therapist from Latvia.
Margarita is training in Holland with Patricia Wallner on the Assistant to Infancy level, she is working extensively with the 0-3 programme and will be an AMI teacher on the Assistant to Infancy level. Goal of the course is in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy and current medical and psychological approaches to child development from birth to three years.
Her desire is to open Montessori childcare where a person will be seen with a deep aim, who can distribute his attention and organization on things given to him; such a person will do something in the world.
WHY CHOOSE CONSULTING?
If You are new to Montessori and looking for guidance on how to start
If You would like help setting up your home to promote independence and respect for your child
If You are struggling with a child who is easily bored or refusing to play on their own
Consultation at ViaFreedom 35 €/h
Consultation at your home 20 €/h
One-on-one phone or virtual consultation or meeting 25 €/h
Save money, space and time
BENEFITS OF TOY-RENTAL SERVICE
SAVE MONEYThe cost to rent the toys is cheaper than outright buying them
EXPERIENCEIt’s a chance to try out toys you might not want to fully invest in
SURPRISEChild get parcel! Everyone loves getting parcel!
ECOLOGYLess giant plastic waste in our landfills
HOW IT WORKS
Starting at 17.99€/month
4. PLAY AND REPEAT
Clean and safety toys for children in age 0-3 years
10€ – TRIAL LESSON
40€ – 4 passes / 4 weeks
70€ – 8 passess / 4 weeks
Consultation at ViaFreedom 35 €/h
Consultation at your home 20 €/h
One-on-one phone or virtual consultation 25 €/h
16.99€ - 22.99€ / month
Up to 5 toys per parcel
One parcel per month 16.99€/month
Two and more parcels per month 22.99€/month
Montessori toys from 3.60€
Busybords from 25€
Montessori shelf from 50€
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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us