3 part cards for words around the house
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Language: Words Around the House (Electrical Appliances)

The Words Around the House lesson is a great way to bring Montessori learning into your home – it’s fun, dynamic and ideal for smaller children. The lesson could involve any objects or furniture that you might typically find at home…
montessori subtraction
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Maths: Beginners Subtraction

A Beginning Subtraction lesson should be presented to a child who understands the concept of numbers (from at least 1-10) and understands the concept of addition. The materials you will need are: Number jars: you can use spice or jam…
introduction to montessori art
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Sensorial: Introducing Art

We want children to create—to use their imaginations and to love texture, colour, shapes, and to experiment with the materials at their disposal. Our hope is that they will love art and be inspired to draw and paint, stick and cut, sculpt…
montessori pin poking
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Practical Life: Pin Poking

Pin poking is yet another really simple Montessori activity that children love. It teaches hand control, fine motor strength, pencil grip, attention to detail and concentration, and is something that can easily be done at home. Here’s…
9 layout for montessori maths
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Mathematics: 9 Layout

The aim of the 9 Layout lesson is to help children understand number placement (1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s) as well as reiterate the association between quantity and numeral. It’s one of the lengthier mathematics activities and is good for encouraging…
Metal insets for montessori language
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Language: Metal Insets Extension

Metal Insets are part of the language area in a Montessori classroom and their purpose is to prepare children for writing. The apparatus is a complete set of metal shapes (heavy and sturdy for ease of use) that children will use for tracing…
montessori continent globe
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Cultural: Continent Globe

Young children don’t naturally have an understanding of the great wide world outside of their own context – they live within the confines of home, family, school (and wherever else they spend the majority of their time). The Continent Globe…
montessori haida sticks
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Sensorial: Haida Sticks

In Native American culture, Haida sticks are thin playing sticks that were often decorated with traditional markings or engravings. Haida art has been linked specifically to indigenous people living along the north west coast of Alaska; the…
practical life pegging
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Practical life: Pegging

Whilst pegging might sound like a basic skill it has many important developmental benefits. This simple activity requires patience, concentration, dexterity and good eye-hand coordination, plus it strengthens fingers and develops the all-important…
Parts of a frog
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Cultural: Parts of a frog

A primary focus of Montessori learning is to inspire children’s natural curiosity and our cultural lesson on parts of a frog does just that. Frogs are strange little creatures and it is great fun to think a bit more about their lifecycle and…
estimation jar for mathematics
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Mathematics: Estimation Jar

The purpose of the estimation jar is not only to practise counting and problem solving but to develop curiosity about numbers and maths. What might sound like a simple guessing game (and, really, it is that simple) takes on levels of complexity…
bubble making for practical life
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Practical Life: Bubble Making

In the Practical Life area of a Montessori classroom, you will find children pouring, spooning, scooping, sponging, slicing, spreading ladling, and using tongs and tweezers to transfer items. It’s where they explore, chat and concentrate,…