The Montessori method promotes a child's independence. According to Dr. Montessori, every educator must "follow the child", recognizing the evolutionary needs and characteristics of each age, and building a favorable environment to respond to those needs. The Montessori teacher, called a guide, observes each child, their needs, capacities and interests, and offers them opportunities for intelligent work. The ultimate goal of the guide is to intervene less and less as the child develops.
According to Vygotsky, by playing in a conscious and fun way, the child can focus his/her attention, concentrate, express themselves, regulate their emotions, memorize, etc. without difficulty. Vygotsky stressed the important role that culture plays, suggesting cultural differences can have a dramatic effect on development.
How do we develop these two methods in KC Spanish?
In KC Spanish we are mainly looking for the child's independence while playing and learning. Our purpose is to prepare them for a brilliant future. Being bilingual these days is a gift that everyone deserves to have!