Object to Object Matching is the first in the Early Childhood Montessori Language sequence. The work is including within the pre-reading section.
Montessori Object to Object Matching Pre-Reading Language Lesson
Prepare a basket of matching objects. Safari Toobs are perfect for this work. You can use a variety of household items, pretend fruit and vegetables and objects from the outdoors too. Invite the child to do the work. Point out that a large mat is needed for the work.
Take objects to rug.
Take out objects one at a time, naming as you go along. Place in a horizontal line.
Have the child repeat the names of the objects. Use the 3-period lesson.
Remove the second set of objects. Child names each object.
Teacher scans objects to find the match. Place under the corresponding object.
Continue with the child. If a child doesn’t remember the name of an object, review again.
Place objects back in basket and place on the shelf.
Thanks for reading today.