knobbed cylinder lesson for montessori children
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Sensorial: Knobbed Cylinders

The presentation with knobbed cylinders is one of the first sensorial activities in a Montessori classroom. The apparatus was designed by Maria Montessori herself, and consist of wooden cylinders of varying diameter and height, all of which…
tutorial on how to use the montessori hexagon box
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Mathematics: Small Hexagon Box

The Hexagon Box shows children how different shapes can be used to create other shapes; more specifically, that by joining together different triangles, four-sided figures are formed. The Small Hexagon Box is a lesson that follows on…
geometric solids in montessori for children
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Mathematics: Geometric Solids

Geometric Solids not only form some of the groundwork for geometry but encourage exploration and creative thinking. The apparatus comes in a set of 10 wooden 3-D shapes, including: cube sphere cylinder rectangular prism square-based…
Montessori brown stair lesson for young children
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Sensorial: The Brown Stair

The Brown Stair (also called the Broad Stair) is a series of ten graduated, wooden prisms all the same length but different heights. As a grading activity that helps visual acuity, the Brown Stair is important in early mathematics and sensory…
triangular box play with montessori
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Sensorial: Triangular Box

In Montessori classrooms, we introduce geometric shapes to young children using the Triangular Box. Whilst the activity does form the foundation for exploring more complex geometric concepts, it is part of the sensorial curriculum as it focuses…
sorting pom poms with montessori
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Practical Life: Sorting Pom-Poms

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…
Counting memory game in montessori
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Mathematics: Memory Game

In Montessori mathematics, the Memory Game is an activity designed to help children develop their memory skills while reinforcing number recognition. The game incorporates movement and encourages both gross and fine motor skills, and is something…
montessori tutorial on opening and closing boxes
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Practical Life: Opening and Closing Boxes

The learning objectives for this simple lesson of opening and closing boxes are: fine motor development, problem solving, cause and effect, as well as receptive and expressive language. The lesson provides children with the opportunity…
Montessori tutorial on cutting with children
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Practical Life: Cutting

The purpose of the cutting activity is to teach the child how to cut paper in preparation for other activities using scissors. The lesson is simple but what is important is a neat, ordered environment, which is essential to the confidence of…
Tutorial on how to use the montessori pink tower
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Sensorial: The Pink Tower

The pink tower was designed by Maria Montessori herself and is a favourite in Montessori classrooms. It consists of 10 wooden cubes, ranging in size from 1 cubic centimetre to 10 cubic centimetres. The cubes are the same colour, texture and…
montessori counting with golden beads
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Mathematics: The Decimal System

Children in Montessori classrooms are introduced to the decimal system and place value using the Golden Bead Material that represents the values of ten in a concrete manner. The Golden Bead Material is composed of beads that are uniform in size…
sensorial colour mixing with montessori
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Sensorial: Colour Mixing

The initial colour mixing lesson can be presented to one child or a group, after which the materials can be made available for children to use on their own. If you’d like to try it at home, here’s what you’ll need: tray eye droppers …