Becoming independent at your own pace
All Biberbau kindergartens are oriented in their educational work according to the approach of Maria Montessori. The quintessence? Children have their own pace of development, based on their individual needs. Read here how we support your child in his or her development.
Help me to do it myself
As early as 1907, the Italian physician, scientist and philosopher Maria Montessori began developing her reform educational concept - at a time when authoritarian upbringing and educational concepts were seen as clear benchmarks for child development. Maria Montessori broke with the authoritarian tradition by closely observing early childhood behavior and over the years formulated a very true-to-life, needs-oriented theory of children's learning behavior, which has lost none of its relevance to this day. Montessori education is constantly being developed according to the demands of our time, but the basic principles remain the same: education takes place through observation - and should be adapted to the needs of the child, his or her own inner, individual "blueprint".
For the Kindergarten Biberbau, this means: We accept your child as he or she is and help him or her to gain as much independence as he or she can. And we put trust in the inner drive and curiosity. To do this, we create a lovingly designed environment according to each child's nature, stage of development and needs. Montessori education also sees itself as learning through comprehension. By freely choosing his or her activity (free play), your child can remain absorbed in it for as long as he or she wishes. Because of this voluntary concentration and the time we give your child, he/she will reach a deep, inner satisfaction, which is important for his/her positive development.
Show me how to do it. Don't do it for me. I can and will do it on my own.
Take the time to observe your child closely when he or she learns something new. You will see: Even babies try to imitate certain movements that you know them to do. A good example is the independent use of a spoon when eating. Your child may hold the spoon upside down at first. It will not hit the mouth, spill with porridge. Very likely, it will get angry in between because everything is not working as expected. But once interest is aroused, your child will not give up until he or she can safely guide the spoon to the mouth by himself or herself - and do it with enthusiasm! These small successes will strengthen your child's self-confidence and independence and motivate him or her to take learning and developmental steps at his or her own pace.
Have patience to understand my ways. They may be longer. I may need more time because I want to make several attempts.
Of course, in everyday life you don't always have time to accompany a child in a needs-oriented way. After all, one of the great challenges of family life is to reconcile the needs of all family members without anyone being forgotten or disadvantaged. Especially in the often demanding daily life, Kindergarten Biberbau supports you in making room for the needs-oriented development of your child.
We work with proven materials from the Montessori pedagogy. On the one hand, these are play, learning and motor skills equipment that are used according to your child's age and preferences and encourage independent exploration and trial and error. On the other hand, we give your child the space and time he or she needs. Our educators offer opportunities - they don't demand anything from your child. They see the individual needs. And they give each child as much time as they need to learn new things. In this way, we celebrate each small milestone in your child's development with you as parents, and you can be confident that he or she has achieved it through his or her own efforts and with great joy.
Allow myself to make mistakes and make an effort - because I can learn from them.
Failure is also part of growing. Children learn quickly to cope with situations that are frustrating for them. It is crucial to accompany them lovingly and encourage them not to give up. Child-centered support and attentive care in the first years of life lay the foundation for a self-confident, healthy development of your child. In our kindergartens, we observe every day how children outgrow themselves - and we are happy to be part of it.