This post includes the Montessori language activity pre-reading lesson What Does Not Belong. The purpose is to prepare a child for reading. The child must be able to focus and to hold interest. A child will work on critical thinking, which helps reading comprehension down the line.
What Does Not Belong Activity
These cards are easy to make at home. You can download this set of “Does Not Belong” cards from store . I promise the set is beautiful! You can introduce this activity to a 2.5/3-year-old child.
Invite the child to do the work. Show the child where the work sits on the shelf.
Montessori Preschool Language Activity Pre-Reading Lesson
Place the basket in the upper left hand corner of the rug. Remove one card and place it below the basket.
Name the objects on the card.
“The skier, the snowmobiler and the snowboarder go together: winter sports.”
“The skateboarder does not belong.” Place an “X” or, in this case, a gem, on the image that does not belong in the group.
Continue with the rest of the cards. Return work to basket, then to shelf.
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