Smart Parenting

This course is designed for parents and would-be-parents.

The objective of this course is to give you practical, everyday tools that enable you to make your own informed decisions concerning your children that suit your child’s age, needs and your unique family. This course is about:

  • Providing you with tools for discipline.
  • Information about your child’s development.
  • Helping you can make confident informed decisions that suit your unique family.
  • Positive strategies that are effective and empower you and your child.

What you will learn?
  • Understanding the child’s environment
  • How young children’s development affects their behavior
  • How to develop concentration in child
  • Practical positive parenting tools that can substitute rewards, punishment and threats
  • How to gain independence
  • Montessori Exercises of Practical Life activities
Course Curriculum

Topics for creating awareness among parents about Montessori Education:

1. Montessori Principles and Philosophies

The primary goal of a Montessori programme is to help each child reach their full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation for future intellectual academic endeavors. The holistic curriculum, under the direction of a specifically prepared teacher(i.e. Montessori trained adult), allows the child to experience the joy of learning, the time to enjoy the process and ensures the development of self esteem. It provides the experiences from which children create their knowledge.

  • Respect for the child
  • Absorbent Mind
  • Sensitive Periods
  • 2. Exercises of Practical Life

    Exercises of Practical Life are introduced to the children so that they are equipped with daily practical life skills. The activities are simple concrete exercises that are familiar to the children as they have seen adults performing them in their daily routines such as pouring water from a jug, spooning pasta from one bowl to another, threading beads etc. The activities are designed to provide real-life experience that assist the children’s coordination and concentration.

  • Introduction
  • Development through EPL
  • Activities Vs. EPL
  • Adult’s Role in EPL

  • Elementary Movements

  • How To Pick Up A Rolled Mat
  • How To Carry A Rolled Mat
  • How To Put Down The Mat
  • How To Unroll A Mat
  • How To Roll A Mat
  • How To Carry A Sitting Mat
  • Unfolding And Folding A Sitting Mat
  • How To Sit On The Mat (With Support)
  • How To Get Up From The Mat
  • How To Hold And Lift A Chowki
  • How To Carry A Chowki
  • How To Put Down A Chowki
  • How To Pick Up And Carry A Napkin
  • How To Unfold A Napkin Divided Into Quarters By Median
  • How To Fold A Napkin Divided Into Quarters By Median
  • Pouring Solids (Grains)

  • Care of the self / person

  • How To Unbutton Large (Coat) Buttons
  • How To Button Large Buttons
  • How To fasten The Press Button
  • How To unfasten Press Buttons
  • How to tie the lace "V" pattern / fish bone pattern
  • How to untie the lace
  • How To Tie The Lace - "Cross" Pattern

  • Care of the Environment

  • How To Use A Dust Pan And Brush

  • Grace and Courtesy

  • How To Say Namaste
  • How To Talk In A Group
  • How To Sneeze
  • How To Yawn
  • How To Cough