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Mathematics: Bead Stair

The short bead stair is a way to visually represent number values; making abstract concepts more concrete so that children can better grasp mathematical principles. The objective of the lesson is to reinforce number quantities from 1 to 9 thus preparing children for addition, subtraction and lessons using the teen board (link to subsequent tutorial). […]

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10 things to do with leaves this autumn!

Each season in a year is enveloped in its own special magic, and for autumn; it’s the warmth of the colours – the red, gold and brown leaves drifting from the trees, swirling gently into sea-sized blankets that hide an abundance of treasure waiting to be uncovered by little hands. Nature is one of a […]

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Sensorial/Language: Matching Snowflakes

Matching games are traditionally found in the Language section of a Montessori classroom but because the exercise has a sensorial application (as children will be visually discriminating against different snowflakes – in this case), it could also be categorised as part of the Sensorial curriculum, as My Works Montessori has done in the below video: […]

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Practical Life: Fine Motor Skills

Maria Montessori pointed out that the development of fine motor skills is directly connected to the development of the brain. In a Montessori pre-school classroom, children thus participate in many activities that help improve their fine motor skills (coordinated small muscle movements in the hands, wrists, and fingers) so that they will be able to […]

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A Montessori parent’s guide to playground etiquette

The playground can be a minefield, especially in this new pandemic world in which we find ourselves. As Montessori parents, we want our children to play independently as we observe rather than hover; giving our children the chance to figure things out for themselves but also ready to step in when needed. The best way […]

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Cultural Studies: Animal Coat Matching

Children love animals and they love to learn with multi-senses. There are so many lesson applications that can marry these two ideas, and My Montessori Works has really fun, simple activity that is sure to inspire your child’s natural curiosity. Watch the below tutorial on animal coat matching: The lesson in the above tutorial starts […]

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10 top summer-inspired Montessori activities

The long summer holiday is a great opportunity to enjoy family activities that take advantage of the warm weather. With many of us spending more time working from home; a quick half hour at lunch picnicking in the garden turns into precious quality time – in other words: seize the moment! Have a look at […]

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Art & Craft essentials in any Montessori home

“The hand is the instrument of intelligence. The child needs to manipulate objects and to gain experience by touching and handling”. — Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures When it comes to creating art with children in a Montessori environment, the focus is on the process rather than the product. It’s about giving them the […]

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Practical Life Lesson: Nesting Box Surprise

One box in another…in an another, and so on. This sounds almost ridiculously simple but when children are using nesting boxes or materials in a Montessori classroom that are doing so much more than exploring – they are problem-solving and thus developing critical thinking skills that will be used in all spheres of life. Have […]