Sorting activities are important in Montessori education because they help children create order in their world. Sorting refines the senses and trains the brain to organise information.
Have a look at this simple tutorial by Wonderful World of Montessori that illustrates a sorting activity sing pom-poms) in a Montessori classroom:
What’s important to note in the tutorial is that no words are needed to explain the sorting, it’s instinctive to the child. It’s such a simple process but is fundamental to developing cognitive skills and laying the foundation for mathematical concepts.
By sorting objects based on various attributes, children learn to identify similarities and differences, classify information and develop logical thinking.
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