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Montessori Sound Cylinders
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Sensorial: Sound Cylinders

The Sound Cylinders tutorial is part of the Sensorial area of the Montessori classroom. Through matching sounds, children will learn auditory discrimination as well as a sense of order.  There are also some fun extensions that can be applied…
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Sensorial: Colour Matching

The general rule of thumb is that children are developmentally capable of grasping the concept of colour at around 18-months of age. That said; children are all different and learn uniquely, and so the most constructive approach is to introduce…
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Sensorial: Binomial Cube

The binomial cube is like a puzzle; broken up into many different pieces of varying colour and sizing. Once assembled, it forms a cube of a binomial (a+b)3 – the direct purpose of the activity is to build the cube (by using skills such…
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Sensorial: Colour Box 3

A couple of tutorials ago, we covered Colour Boxes 1 & 2 from the sensorial area of our curriculum. The activities associated with these two boxes focus on primary and secondary colours; once children have mastered the identification of…
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Sensorial: Colour Box 1 & 2

Colours are such an important part of life, enabling expression and evoking emotion, but it seems to take children ages to figure them out – their names, in particular. There’s a really great article in Scientific American that explores…
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Sensorial: Cylinder Blocks

Montessori materials are versatile in the skills they encourage and there is no better example of this than the Cylinder Blocks used in many of the early sensory-based lessons, which a child will come into contact with in a Montessori classroom.…
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Introducing the Pink Tower

The Pink Tower is made up of 10 pink wooden cubes ranging from 1 cm³ to 10 cm³. This activity is found in the Sensorial Area of our school. The main aim of the Pink Tower is to encourage a child to visually notice a difference in height, length…