montessori teen boards
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Mathematics: Teen Board

The traditional Montessori Teen Board is used to show children how tens and ones make teens; it is a visual and physical application of building numbers to enable understanding. Quite specific materials are used for the lesson: a teen board…
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What to do with your child’s artwork

Children love to create and in a Montessori classroom, a work of art is about the process more than the end result – sometimes your child might come home with something that is precious to them and other times children might not feel any…
montessori bead bar
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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…
autumn leaves are fun
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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…
sensorial montessori snowflakes
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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…
reading tips for montessori children
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5 Montessori principles to help you choose books your kids will love

Maria Montessori believed that education must begin at birth, and what better way to encourage the natural curiosity of our children than through reading? We are privileged to live in a great wide world that is perforated with many talented…
fine motor skills in montessori
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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…
parents guide to playground etiquette
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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…
montessori animal print
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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…
top ten montessori activities for summer
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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…
montessori still life
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Sensorial: Portrait, Landscape and Still Life

One way to explore art with your children at home is to teach them the difference between a portrait, a landscape and a still life. In a Montessori classroom, we would do this by stating the definition of each concept and then have examples…
arts and crafts in a montessori home
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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…