“Because the first years of life are forever”
85% of the brain is formed by age 3
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
• 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
♥ 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.
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 €
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