How to Encourage Early Math Skills

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I am completing my Montessori Math album. As I review the brain research behind why and how to teach mathematical thinking to young children, I am drawn back to an article written by Mary Schneider of Woodinville Montessori School and MEIPN. She succinctly describes why we cannot “teach” math to young children and how we [Read On]


St. Patrick’s Day Montessori Sorting Activity

St. Patrick's Day Montessori Preschool Sorting Activity

Holidays give added meaning to simple every day Montessori inspired activities. This St. Patrick’s themed sorting activity is one example. We used a lei I picked up from Dollar Tree. The lei was made up of green and white fake (duh) flowers. I took the lei apart by cutting the string and sliding the flowers [Read On]


St. Patrick’s Day Matching & Sorting Activity

St. Patrick's Day Matching & Sorting Toddler & Preschool Activity

Matching and sorting are great exercises for preschoolers helping to develop basic math and logic skills. The activity I created below is quite simple because, well, that is how I like to do things. Call me crazy. So grab card stock, stickers with multiple of the same image and scissors. I thought about laminating the [Read On]


Texture Cards

Texture Matching Game

Here in the Puget Sound area we have this wonderful store called “Creation Station“. Creation Station has all sorts of odd objects great for arts, crafts and various other activities for a very reasonable price. You can also purchase online and have the materials sent to you. I purchased the “art box” which came with [Read On]