It’s never too late to begin teaching friendship skills! The foundation of life is learning to positively connect with others. From the very beginning (in the infant room) at Little Genius Montessori, we teach our children how to socialize and communicate with one another. As they continue to practice these life skills, we see a deep bond created at a young age between our Little Geniuses. The toddlers help one another with dressing; assisting with zipping zippers and putting on hats.
The older toddlers are excited when a friend arrives for school, they call their name and run over to hug their friend as quickly as possible. If a friend is hurt, they ask, “are you okay?” and while they play, sometimes they hold hands.
The Primary children help one another care for the classroom community. The older children are able to help the younger children by tying shoe laces and zipping up jackets. To watch lifelong friendships blossom is precious and priceless.