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Montessori Preschool

Learn to read, count and code!

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Rating:
5

Teacher Overview

Montessori Preschool app is crammed full of high-quality learning activities for young children. It packages them into an environment that encourages exploration and stress-free learning.

Teacher Review

Ever since Dr Montessori popularised her teaching methods in the early twentieth century, there have been many advocates of her ideas. Their holistic approach and emphasis on the importance of a child's earliest years have been employed by many classroom practitioners over time and there has been a continuous demand for them. Many parents have paid for extra educational support for their children based on the Montessori approach. 

The contents accessible through this app has been developed by experienced Montessori teachers and their teaching strategy underpins its design. And what a huge amount of learning activities and content there is in this app! 

Numeracy, literacy, shapes, colours, early coding and more are covered. Each subject is represented by a swathe of activities that encourage children to engage with the learning available. Children drag, tap, and trace their way through these colourful activities. They always know what to do because each one is explained by a natural-sounding voice. 

The activities and how they are interacted with are linked very well with the learning that a young child is beginning to undertake. In numeracy, children count objects, match them with written digits, and learn to write these digits. In literacy, letters, their names and their sounds are introduced and children learn to write them. They go onto learning words and reading sentences. Here they form handwritten letters, type them into a typewriter and match words and items. 

Considering how many different graphical elements there are in this app, it is amazing that the developers have taken so much care to add little touches. Virtually everything in the app responds to a tap. It might be a sound or short animation but it really encourages children to explore. Even simple interactions, like typing in words, feel more entertaining because they are built around a typewriter exercise.

There aren't just the typical subjects of maths and literacy. Children can get creative with art tasks and begin to learn about logic and coding too. These continue the principles of the other subjects and children learn through experimenting, playing, and exploring. There's even an additional language learning section. 

These well-designed educational activities can be accessed through a virtual school where children can travel along the corridor and enter the room with the activities that appeal to them at that time. This is very much a central tenet of the Montessori approach that holds that children learn best when they are free to explore and act freely within an environment that is prepared to be educational. 

It all comes together very well. The activities are beautifully presented, welcoming, and clearly of educational merit. The explorational aspect and sheer variety and number of activities mean that children feel that they are making meaningful choices and following their own current interest through the app: very Montessori and a very compelling educational experience. 

Of course, an app full of content is bound to be quite a substantial download. The initial installation of the app will take a while and then the downloading of the full content after you sign in takes a bit longer. All of this depends on your internet speed, of course, but you'd be wise to install and set up this app on Wi-Fi at home rather than on the go. 

The download is intelligently done to fit in with your device's available storage space. While browsing through the learning activities, your child might find some that are inaccessible because they need some space freed up so that they can be brought in to the app. This can be a little frustrating but it is better than an all or nothing approach that forces the deletion of other apps you might prefer to keep. Also by pulling in as much content as possible from the start, children aren't dissuaded from exploring for fear of having to begin downloading. 

Montessori Preschool is a stunning app. It is absolutely crammed with content that is beautifully designed and educationally useful. Parents of children under 7 should definitely take a good look at this app, try it out on its free trial, and not be surprised when they choose to take up a full subscription.

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App Details

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Publisher's Description

Looking for an app to support your child's learning until Year 1? Montessori Preschool covers phonics, reading, writing, numbers, colours, shapes, nursery rhymes, colouring and even coding! It is the #1 Montessori app worldwide.

Designed by certified Montessori teachers with years of classroom experience, it is a fun child-centred app, perfect for children from 3 to 7.

Maths
Our maths curriculum covers learning to count, recognise numbers, trace them… from naught to 1 million. Introduction to addition and subtraction using Montessori materials are also available.

Early Literacy
From sounds to phonics to reading.
In a Montessori classroom, early literacy starts before learning to read. Children are exposed to sounds and train their ear to identify them before putting a name on a letter. In the Early Literacy class, children can start with fun sound games like “I spy” and move all the way to reading comprehension.

Logic and coding
The app also offer pre-coding and reasoning games.

Nursery Rhymes
Younger children love our latest additions: Wheels on the bus and Head, shoulders, knees & toes and now Old MacDonald sing alongs.

Shapes & Colors
A key element of preschool; learn the names of all the shapes and colours but in a fun, interactive way!

Nurse's station
Help the school nurse take care of the school's pupils and animals. Children have to recognise the patients' symptoms and give them the right treatment (problem solving and logic with a LOT of fun).

Arts & creativity
Our Arts class includes an introduction to colours (primary and secondary) as well as many drawing/colouring options and 4 games to learn the basics of music.

AR/3D
Children can play with the school's hamster and rabbit in Augmented Reality or 3D, depending on your device.

Practical Life
Because children this age love to reproduce everyday activities done by adults, Maria Montessori included a range of activities like dusting, taking care of plants, cleaning a mirror or washing clothes.

Chinese
Our cute Chinese classroom offers numbers, songs and a few words in Chinese.

Other languages available: Chinese (Traditional and simplified), Spanish and French

FEATURES:
- A comprehensive Montessori 3-7 years old environment to learn by doing
- Regular updates and new content to make the app forever captivating!
- An enchanting digital classroom to make learning fun and simple for children at every stage
- 4 broad areas of learning grounded in the fundamentals of Montessori: self-correction, autonomy, self-confidence and adaptability
- A fun “reward“ system for increased motivation
- Parents/teachers benefit from a tailor-made dashboard that tracks each child’s progress and suggests the next activity.

Whether you are a newcomer to the world of Montessori, or a seasoned student, Montessori Preschool is sure to take each learner on an enthralling journey!

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• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period; monthly or yearly.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

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