Belmont Montessori School is dedicated to following Dr. Maria Montessori’s Philosophy and methodology. it is hands-on, multi-aged, developmentally appropriate, independent learning environment for children.
Outdoor Learning Environment
Outdoor Play has many benefits for young children. Children who play outdoors regularly are happier, healthier, fitter and stronger. As early years educators, it is our responsibility to promote and encourage meaningful play opportunities in our school. Encouraging children to play outside, get moving and connect and explore the natural world are all ways to tackle our increasing rated of childhood obesity in Ireland.
Many tasks that children need to achieve – exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development, basic knowledge and social interactions, can all be most effectively learned through outdoor play.
Our outdoor environment is designed to support inclusion and meets the needs of all children, offering a diverse range of play experiences which include, a mud kitchen, an art and music area, planting area, sensory area, Sand and water area, as sand, water and Mud play are open-ended, the child determines the direction of their play. These sensory opportunities encourage creativity, communication, collaboration and physical activity