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Montessori Practical Life: Wet Pouring

Children in a Montessori Early Childhood classroom truly enjoy Wet Pouring work, one of the early Basic Exercises in the Practical Life area. The best part about wet pouring is that the work is versatile and can be introduced easily into the home. The child should have mastered the Introduction to Sponging activity before pursuing …

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[Montessori Lesson] Pink Tower – Sensorial Activity

The Pink Tower is a traditional piece of Montessori “visual” work within the Sensorial “curriculum”. The work involves 10 pink wooden cubes ranging from 1 cm cubed to 10 cm cubed, differing in 3 dimensions. The Pink Tower introduces children as young as 3 years old to base ten. The cubes increase progressively in the …

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Montessori Practical Life: Sponging

Sponging is one of the first basic lessons a child learns in an Early Childhood Montessori classroom. Sponging Learning Aims The child develops visual discrimination and fine motor skills. He also works on focus and concentration. Completing a “work cycle” (i.e. from taking the tray from the shelf to putting the work back onto the …

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Learn the Smelling Bottles Montessori Lesson

You’ve heard about all this Montessori sensory stuff but don’t know where to start? Montessori Smelling Bottles are a lot of fun for children and for adults. The variations and extensions for smelling bottles go far and are easily adaptable to various themes and seasonal works. The DIY for this activity is quite easy and inexpensive. …

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Montessori Sensorial Variations & Extensions

Montessori Sensorial Extensions are key to engaging a child in further learning. The materials are beautiful and robust but having ample variations and extensions in your back pocket will ease your days in the classroom. Sensorial Extensions If you search Google Images for “Montessori Sensorial Extensions & Variations” you will find many ideas. I am …

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