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The hands-on, sensorial nature of Montessori botany, specifically gardening, was designed to get kids curious about life. Kids love to experiment and ask questions and this lesson about seeds and the life cycle of a bean plant invites them to do just that. Moreover, as an extra-added bonus, they’re able to get a little dirty and have a lot...
The photo 3-part cards Using the photo nomenclature cards activity is a wonderful method of turning abstract concepts into concrete ones for kids. To assist you as a guide for the Land and Water Forms lesson I have compiled a list of useful information and fun facts about all the land and water forms from the set in our Etsy shop....
Learning the various land and water forms is an integral part of the Montessori physical geography curriculum. Not only is it important academically but it’s also a lot of fun for the kids. In addition, the activities are hands-on and they get to learn about several of the most fascinating topographical formations our planet has to offer. In this lesson...
My son’s school introduced botany to the students the other day. They had to weed a garden and plant lettuce and onions. It was a wonderful experience for the little ones, getting dirty, carefully planting the lettuce and onion buds; they had a great time. It also inspired me to look more into the Montessori botany lessons out there...
Gazing at the stars, finding constellations and contemplating the vastness of the universe has always been a favorite hobby of mine. Astronomy is one of those subjects in school which has unfortunately become very academic and difficult to fathom, especially for small children. Thankfully, there are many fun and educational activities to ignite curiosity and excitement. Using Montessori inspired materials...
Using the Montessori 3-part cards, also known as nomenclature cards, is a proven way of introducing a variety of topics to your child’s active vocabulary. Whether it’s science, biology or geography these cards serve as expansive tools for increasing comprehension and memory retention. There are several methods of using learning cards, either as flashcards for learning math and languages or...
When Maria Montessori developed her philosophy of teaching geography, the world was in a volatile state. She lived through two world wars witnessing the destruction of many societies and cultures. For this reason, her ambition was to form ideas of compassion, tolerance, and independence in the minds of her students. By doing this she hoped to make the world...
Do you remember wondering as a child how things worked in your body? Where does our food go? Why do we blink or sneeze? How do we get the hiccups? The human body is truly a mystery to the child’s mind and having an in-depth human anatomy lesson is a great way to delve into these topics. Find out...