Children under the age of four years-old don’t always grasp the differences in number and letter symbols. Teaching to recognize letters and numbers too early can be frustrating for everyone.
Playing with different shaped blocks and bricks is a great first foundation for this activity. It teaches about differences and similarities in geometric shapes that is later translated into number and letter recognition.
Every place in the world has unique weather. What type of weather you experience depends where you live. The equator tends to be warm, the poles tend to be cold, and where you live it can be combination of cold and warm weather.
The warm air moves from the equator toward the poles and the colder air from the poles moves toward the equator. When these two different types of air masses meet, different weather occurs where you live.
Snowfall affects the water cycle where I live. If we don’t have a good snow pack in the mountains we have a short supply of water for cities and farms. Melting snow fills rivers and reservoirs that provide water for us.
Here is a printout and little lesson about our wonderful water cycle.
It has been a winter of wild weather. Its been a great demonstration of different types of weather. Looking at this weather chart, the only type of weather I have not experienced this winter is a tornado. Check out this weather printout at montessorimom.com. Hope your winter is a wonder.
News Years is a birthday for the world. You can do the the Montessori birthday walk for a fun New Years lesson. Also, the movement of the sun and moon help mark the passing of time. Check out more at montessorimom.com.