Land and Water Forms Fun Facts

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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…

Montessori Geography: Land and Water forms activities

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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…

Montessori Botany: Trees and Leaves

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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…

Montessori Astronomy - A space and solar system lesson guide

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Space and our solar system have 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…

A Montessori Christmas – less is more

In this economy, it’s not difficult for many families to decide to cut back on gift giving, in fact, for many it’s just a necessity! But for several families, it would be a hard decision to make. Especially, in large families with loads…

How to teach vocabulary using Montessori 3-part cards

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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…
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Is Montessori education always expensive?

The Montessori philosophy has been adopted by many generations of parents with the intent of raising their children with an alternative method of education. They have done the research and learned that this education, based on respect and independence…

Montessori Geography: 4 Steps to Teaching our World

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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…

Montessori Anatomy: Exploring the amazing human body organs

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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…