Montessori at Home – The Culture and Language Basket

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In our Reading Corner we created a Language and Culture Basket. At some point, this concept will be integrated into our impending Continent Boxes.

For now, though, the basket is situated in the activity area, next to a bookshelf, rocking chair and bean bag. The basket includes several books geared towards teaching kids Mandarin, a Chinese nursery rhyme book, a book about the world, Toot & Puddle’s Top of the World book, a guide book that accompanied an education Mandarin DVD and an extensive Chinese vocabulary book.

I also have a World Placemat that I absolutely adore from Crocodile Creek and a simple print out of China or Asia. These maps are a bit advanced for a preschooler but they still provide a great visual for our little sponges. I’d like to find a clean and neat way of placing them on the wall by his basket.

This learning area will certainly evolve over time. I can’t wait to see how it transforms with our learning and my sons’ development!

Thanks for reading!

 Montessori at Home   The Culture and Language Basket


  1. I like your basket idea. We have a whole shelf dedicated to the particular culture studied at the moment and it works well ;-)

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  2. I love your culture and language basket, Marnie! It’s great that you can easily change it according to themes you’re studying and your children’s developmental levels. Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. If you could add the Montessori Monday button, that would be awesome! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page.

  3. I love it! I need to get the Montessori Carpets going in our home to define work spaces too. Your picture reminded me of that!
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  4. I apologize. I’m not sure why I have a link attached to my comment above (it seemed to do it on it’s own). I have been trying to delete it b/c I didn’t intend for it to be there. I was commenting to comment on your blog – not to leave a link to mine!


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