Young children learn how to recognize patterns, sizes and shapes visually. The sequence of sizes, shapes and patterns in a series is important for reading and mathematical skills. Some work that helps develop visual language are matching pictures according to size and pattern, memory matching games, stringing beads, hand work, painting and drawing. As in most Montessori lessons it is important to work from left to right or according to the pattern of reading in your culture.
Printout two of these sorting games at montessorimom.com
Older Children can sort sizes without the matching board for a more challenging lesson.. This helps with logic, spatial relations, reading and math readiness.
Some people use the pink, blue and green reading schemes to teach reading. Here is how to start the pink reading scheme. You can use these lessons for the more advanced blue and green word schemes.
Fish are found in oceans, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and even aquariums.
Check out the free nomenclature printout at montessorimom.com
Planets are categorized as rocky and gaseous planets. Check out more with printouts at montessorimom.com
Use the birthday walk to celebrate the New Year with your children. Here are the print-outs and how to do this celebration.
It’s a great time to emphasize learning about months and weeks as the year comes to a close and the new year begins.
We’ve had unusual weather this season. Looking at this weather chart you can experience almost any type of weather this time of year. Check out this weather printout at montessorimom.com.
The bead stair is used to introduce numbers one through nine. Here is a printout with the bead stair and numerals. Check out more free printouts at montessorimom.com
Learning the names of the alphabet was one of the last lessons we introduced to the preschool/kindergarten class. The sounds of the letters of the alphabet were introduced first. This approach seemed to help especially children with delayed speech.
Dr. Maria Montessori was an always observing how all children learn. I’m always astounded at her insight.