Thursday, August 21, 2008

Montessori Reading: Start with the Sand Tray

Young children of all ages can start learning the lines, swirls, and circles of letters by using the Montessori Sand Tray. The picture here shows a good example of the tray itself -- you can definitely make a good tray using DIY setups!

Demonstrate how to make lower case letters in the sand by tracing with one or two fingers. Now let your child try.

Simple, effective, and lots of fun.
(Just cover the tray if you have a cat in the house)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Montessori Classroom's Sensorial Equipment: Constructive Triangles

The constructive triangle set is a fabulous piece of material that features prominently in the Sensorial section of the Montessori Primary Class for children between the ages of three to six.

Key to the experience of using this equipment is fitting triangles into rectangles and other shapes, observing how the angles and planes work together.

Curious about Montessori curriculum and exercises for children in kindergarten and preschool years? Check out our monthly curriculum guides for parents to use at home. Popular with teachers and homeschooling parents alike, these are great guides for everyone who has not had the time to get certified in Montessori teaching.