Learning Curves Montessori Redwood

Learning Curves Montessori Redwood is open Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, licensed for 25 children.

Operating as usual

Photos from Learning Curves Montessori Redwood's post 17/03/2023

On Thursday we had lots of tamariki at home with their older siblings, so we took the opportunity to get out and about in our community.
We went to Redwood Primary and our tamariki had the best time challenging their gross motor skills and being adventurous on the playground! So many places to climb and balance. We were lucky enough to even be able to see a marching team practicing for the competition, which sparked lots of questions from those who curiously observed.

Photos from Learning Curves Montessori Redwood's post 07/03/2023

Did you know that we have a HUGE, amazing natural play space? Real grass, lots of greenery and space to run and play! Come see it for yourself, spaces on all our days at the moment! Free hours for ages 2-6, (10 hours for 2years, 30 hours for 3-6) conditions apply.

Photos from Learning Curves Montessori Redwood's post 23/02/2023

Our tamariki have been very interested in the life cycle of a butterfly! What started out with an interest in insects from a bee found in the playground, has grown exponentially and we have been watching our own caterpillar eat lots of leaves and get bigger and bigger - just like the story!

Photos from Learning Curves Montessori Redwood's post 01/02/2023

Did you know we are conveniently located at 316 Main North Road in Redwood, opposite Sturrocks Road.
Have you noticed us on your way past before?
We are a lovely small centre, only licensed for 25 children and with a huge natural play space out the back!


Kia ora everyone,
Our page has been pretty quiet for a while but we're keen to get it back up and running and show you what our lovely little Montessori preschool is all about!
I'd love to know how you found our page? Are you a parent - current or former? Maybe we popped up in your feed and you're thinking about coming for a look around? Let me know!


Because of the focus on individual work, many people wonder if Montessori will provide their child with enough social experience.🤔 Social development is an important part of Montessori. Children experience social interaction through:
❇️Circle time
❇️Mentoring and learning from children of different ages
❇️Learning grace and courtesy skills
❇️Learning to manage conflict independently
❇️Volunteer opportunities
The Montessori approach encourages character development, peace and cooperation.🕊️ ❓What are some other ways that Montessori supports socialization?


Maria Montessori observed that children were intrinsically motivated to seek independence. ✨ When adults rush in to help, this disrupts the child’s concentration and causes them to be dependent and less likely to try things on their own. 😔 How can the adult nurture independence?
❇️Leave enough time for the child to accomplish the task
❇️Avoid helping the child with something you know he or she could do
❇️Invite the child to help you with tasks
❇️Have predictable routines
❓What are your tips for nurturing independence?


In our Montessori environment we introduce children to letters and numbers using the sandpaper letters/numbers. These are multi-sensorial materials using visual, touch and auditory senses. Children then make sense of the information and by the combination of the information from each sense.
At our Montessori centre we use the phonetic sound and lower case letters to introduce letters to our tamariki giving them the best possible start on their literacy journey.
Dr Maria Montessori was ahead of her time, recognising the importance of the senses and phonetic sounds in order to promote literacy. In March this year UNICEF reported the "dire state" of literacy in Aotearoa with NZ primary schools just beginning to recognise the importance of teaching the phonetic sound of letters and words which is leading to improved spelling, writing and reading.

The Sandpaper Letters are an amazing multi-sensorial Montessori material that prepares children for writing. The child’s first impression of the letters is visual, when she sees their shapes. This is reinforced through the sense of touch. The tactile work of repeatedly tracing the letters, which are made of sandpaper, gives the child a muscular memory of the letters’ shapes. She also gets an auditory impression of the letters as the Montessori teacher says the sound of the letter (not the letter’s name), and the child repeats the sound. This helps the child make a connection between the letters’ forms and their sounds. This multi-sensorial approach introduces the child to the idea language can be spoken, heard, and seen.


Maria Montessori noticed that small children need to touch and move items to learn. 🤏 The Montessori environment provides hands-on experiences that activate the child’s interest. 💡 Some of the ways that children learn through doing are:
⭐Practical life: ⭐ The activities of daily life
⭐Sensorial materials: ⭐ Materials that engage the five senses
⭐Language: ⭐ Learning the sounds of the alphabet and preparing to write through touching, tracing and strengthening the hand
⭐Math: ⭐ Hands-on learning materials that provide a concrete representation of mathematical concepts
❓What are your favorite hands-on Montessori materials?


Why does Montessori put so much emphasis on a simple activity like pouring water? 🚰 When you look closer, you’ll see that pouring water is not that simple and has many benefits for the child. Pouring water
⭐Requires multiple steps which develops concentration
⭐Allows students to pour their own water which enables independence
⭐Develops the ability to pour without spilling which requires coordination
⭐Teaches students to estimate the amount of water to pour to fill the cup which develops the mathematical mind
⭐Develops small muscle control which will assist in writing
❓Why do you think Montessori’s water pouring activities are important?

Photos from Learning Curves Montessori Lincoln's post 23/03/2022

Sitting still, listening to lectures and memorizing facts are not the natural ways in which children learn. 🥱 Maria Montessori discovered that children learn through working with solid objects that they can touch and feel. 👐 Hands-on learning has many benefits such as:
✅Enhancing memory
✅Stimulating curiosity and creativity
✅Building confidence
✅Engaging concentration
❓Why do think children benefit most from activities that are hands-on?


Practical life skills help children develop independence. 🌱 Through activities like sweeping children to strengthen and control their movements while also developing skills that are useful in other areas of the curriculum such as:
Montessori children are provided with ergonomic tools such as child-sized brooms and shown how to use them, which leads to confidence and self-reliance. 🧹 What do you like about Montessori practical life activities?

The Top Benefits of a Montessori Education - Indy's Child Magazine 17/02/2022

The Top Benefits of a Montessori Education - Indy's Child Magazine Known for its emphasis on independence, empathy, and lifelong learning, the Montessori method teaches lifelong skills that endure beyond the classroom. Here are just some of the reasons why choosing a Montessori school might be the best decision you can make for your family.   It encourages ind...


In the first six years of life children are absorbing information using all five senses. 👀 👂 👃 🤭 🤏 The Montessori sensorial curriculum works with the child’s own development to enhance their learning. 🌱 The sound cylinders are an example of a sensorial material that helps children develop the auditory sense, which is essential for language and music. 🎵 The benefits of the material are:
✅Develops the ability to discriminate aurally
✅Appeals to the child’s sense of order as she matches red and blue-topped cylinders based on sound
✅Provides control of error allowing the child to work independently
❓What are your favorite sensorial materials?

Mobile uploads 08/02/2022

Wonderful image…


via Clever Classroom


Welcome to 2022. We still have some children enjoying time with family and will rejoin his soon.

If you are looking for a small quality centre we have some vacancies with some of our children off to primary school soon. Come in anytime for a visit


When the staff read at night alongside their pets. We spend many hours outside of work researching and keeping up with current trends and practices in Early Childhood. We strive to be the best for you, your children and our staff


When the staff read at night alongside their pets.


The Imagination Tree ❤

Photos from Toy Library Federation of NZ's post 23/08/2021

Head out for a scavenger hunt today!

Photos from Learning Curves Montessori Redwood's post 12/08/2021

⭐⭐⭐Lots of counting fun today!⭐⭐⭐


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