New: KidsU Furniture based on left and right brains

written on 18 February 2016 by Heutink International
New: KidsU Furniture based on left and right brains

Organisation: KidsU, Calgary (CA)

KidsU has made its own curriculum based on the principles of stimulation of the left brain and right brain part.

Based on this philosophy they needed classrooms that:
  • Gave structure to gain new cognitive skills. This was the classroom for learning with Montessori material.
  • Gave opportunity for exploration and discovering your talents. This classroom was based e.g. the principles of Reggio Emilia. 

Left Brain

In this classroom, our children are given the independence and freedom to learn at their own pace. Here, the work-based environment itself is the teacher, and our students absorb concepts and develop concentration and skills through our prepared materials and practical life activities!

Right Brain

The imaginative Right Brain room stimulates the child’s creativity. Through interest-based sensorial activities and projects, exploration and free play, our children are self-guided in their learning and have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves and their individuality.

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Photos of the classroom setups with Nienhuis Montessori furniture
A Nienhaus Montessori-built house
A Nienhuis Montessori-built house in our Right Brain classrooms. Our right brain curriculum encourages wonderment, creativity and freedom of play. Here, a child is exploring reflections, colours and shapes.
A child learning the ‘Parts of the Bird’ in our Left Brain classroom. This activity also includes all 5 categories of the animal kingdom. Here, the child puts together the puzzle while learning each part of the bird. Then, he draws and colours his own bird in a notebook, which he will get to keep to help him remember the lesson.
Left Brain classroom
A child using the Sandpaper Globe, a sensorial activity in our Left Brain classroom. The child learns to distinguish the difference between land (rough sandpaper on the globe) and water (smooth surface on the globe). It also helps the child to develop a concept of the shape of the earth and he learns to visualize the distribution of land and water over the earth.
A child works with the ‘Knobless Cylinders’ activity in our Left Brain classroom. In this activity the child learns the discrimination of shapes by matching the cylinders in size to the images. By doing this repeatedly, the child gets to observe and compare the different series with each other as well as get a clearer understanding of the dimensions and their interplay.
‘Knobless Cylinders’
cosmic education
A child is learning about cosmic education the Montessorian way with this Tellurium model. Along with this model, the child receives a flashlight, which he places into the sun, representing sunlight. By shining the light on various parts of the globe, the child is learning about the different principles of day and night, seasons and phases of the moon.
In our Left Brain classroom, a child is developing hand strength and coordination by working with this scissor cutting activity. The aim is for the child to take the strips of paper and cut them into cubes, following the path of the lines printed on the paper. By learning to cut on the line, the child is also working on refining his movements.
developing hand strength
 the Painted Globe
A child is working with the Painted Globe. This activity develops stereognostic sense. The teacher helps the child to identify the continents from the ocean, repeating those words until the child can distinguish the continents and the ocean clearly from each other. By repeating this activity, the child learns visual recognition of the continents and the ocean, and the relationship between them across the world.
With this clock activity, this child is learning how to tell time and distinguish the hours from one another. The child first receives a blank clock face with block numbers made to fit into the face. With a real clock in front of him, the child then places the numbers on the clock face, mimicking what he sees on the real clock. Once the numbers are placed on the clock face correctly, the child then adjusts the hands of the clock to match the real time depicted.
clock activity


Our spacious gym houses a number of daily activities that promote not only a healthy body but a healthy mind. Through group games, sports and basic movement skills, as well as plenty of outdoor exercise and nutritional guidance, the children are exposed to a well-balanced and active lifestyle!
Developing movement is just as important as developing the mind! KidsU explains some of the benefits of the physical education activities we teach in our gym!


Download here the KidsU Furniture concept, furniture concepts for Left Brains 1.5-3 YearsLeft Brains 3-6 YearsRight Brains 1.5-3 yearsRight Brains 3-6 years

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