At La Jolla Montessori Preschool, music, movement and bilingualism work together to build an integrated curriculum that helps your child grow. When your child starts at our bilingual preschool, we observe and assess your child’s talents, skill, passions and areas of growth. We then tailor gross and fine motor lessons, based on the dual advantages of music and movement, to your child’s needs and interests.
Math is a universal language. It develops an understanding of things through logical thinking, yet it uses non-verbal symbols to illustrate that thinking.
Music is another universal language. From the earliest days of civilization, the sounds of percussion, drums and rhythm have been at the heart of man’s soul.
When musical notes are placed on paper, their textures of sound need no words—only creative interpretation. When adding movement as that creative expression, we realize that sensorial learning—like hearing music and moving to it—shapes a universal understanding of how to create a powerful and non-verbal statement.
Secondarily, combining the advantages of music and movement builds the brain’s neural pathways, cognitive abilities and sensorial learning skills. When adding bilingual preschool learning into the mix by singing simple songs in English and Spanish, topics like geography and culture further define a child’s understanding of the world and his or her place in it.
By the same measure, when you and your child listen to or see music performed together, the effect is profound. You can augment their curiosity sitting at the table and just drawing what you hear! Visual art has the power to express your child’s aural impressions.
And it’s fun!
At our bilingual preschool, we exercise a consistent approach toward intersecting the advantages of music, movement, dance and art as tools to guide your child. These artistic expressions help build each child’s understanding of self—who I am, what I love, how I can express myself, and how practice will lead to lifelong mastery.
La Jolla Montessori School, a toddler, primary and Kindergarten program, is located two minutes from the I-5 at La Jolla Village Drive exit at 8745 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. To apply to be added to the waiting list, take a virtual tour: https://lajollamontessorischool.com/book-a-tour/.