Introduce your child to the exciting world of pre-reading and classification with our Montessori Pre-Reading – Classification by Category Cards. Designed with the Montessori philosophy in mind, these educational cards are a valuable tool to enhance your child’s cognitive and language development.
The Classification by Category Cards set includes a carefully curated collection of beautifully illustrated cards representing various objects, animals, and everyday items. With a total of 13 categories and 6 cards representing each category, these cards engage children in a fun and interactive way, promoting critical thinking and vocabulary expansion.
Using the Montessori approach, these cards encourage children to categorize and group objects based on their similarities and differences. By engaging in this hands-on activity, children develop essential skills such as logical reasoning, problem-solving, and visual discrimination.
Each card features a clear and vibrant image along with its corresponding label, allowing children to associate the visual representation with the word. This multisensory experience aids in language acquisition and early reading readiness.
The Classification by Category Cards set is not only a valuable educational resource but also a versatile tool. They can be used in various learning environments, including homeschooling, classrooms, and Montessori-inspired settings. Additionally, these cards provide opportunities for cooperative play and interaction, fostering social skills and teamwork.
Crafted with durability in mind [simply print on cardstock, cut, & laminate], our cards are made from high-quality materials that can withstand the enthusiastic exploration of young learners. They are conveniently sized, making them portable and easy to handle for little hands.
Ignite your child’s curiosity, cognitive abilities, and language skills with the Montessori Pre-Reading – Classification by Category Cards. Provide them with a solid foundation for reading and critical thinking while fostering a love for learning.
Watch as they develop a deeper understanding of the world around them through the joy of classification and exploration. Order your set today and embark on an educational adventure together!
Montessori Pre-Reading Lessons are a phenomenal way to introduce reading and writing to children. Most often, children enjoy the lessons. Be sure to include beautiful, relatable materials that draw kids into language learning.
Montessori Classification by Category Pre-Reading Lesson
This post includes an AMS approach to the Classification by Category Pre-Reading lesson in a Montessori Early Childhood classroom.
The possibilities are endless with the variations of images in this lesson. I offer four sets of eight classification-by-category image cards in my Teachers Pay Teachers store if you want to freshen up your pre-reading shelves.
Invite the child to do the work. Take objects and pictures to a rug. Place the container in the upper left-hand corner of the rug.
Classification by Category Pre-Reading Lesson
Select a picture: “This is a fawn. A fawn is a type of mammal.”
Select a picture of a flower: “This is a flower. A rose is a type of plant.” Place the picture below the mammal.
Select another picture, then ask the child: “Is this a type of mammal or flower?” Place the picture to the right of the appropriate card.
Continue with the remaining cards. After completing: “Each row has a set of pictures that go together.” Place back in the container and return to the shelf.
I pull these “classification by category” cards out with my four and half year every so often when I feel he needs a boost of confidence. He gets stuck when more learning is needed and tends to take flight.
I use pre-reading lessons to reign him back into the more advanced lessons and to remind him of how far he has come in his learning. Create beautiful materials the child will feel good about using in his learning, and the reader will follow.
Check out my Montessori Pre-Reading Bundle, which includes these “Classification by Category” cards. You can purchase it in my Montessori materials shop on this blog or in my Teachers Pay Teachers Montessori Materials store. Be sure to look for the freebies while you’re checking things out! ;-)