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DIY Math Materials For Kindergarten - Learning Teens and Tens with Hands-on Activities

DIY Math Materials For Kindergarten – Learning Teen Numbers and Tens with Hands-on Activities

Math games, kinesthetic materials, and hands-on experiences are the best way to introduce children to the world of abstract mathematical concepts. At the age of 4 and 5 children often start to show great interest in exploring numbers and quantities in everyday life. Maria Montessori developed a sequence of presentations and materials that help children …

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Flags of Africa – Geography Activity for Kindergarten Children

Sometimes parents and teachers are left puzzled because their young preschool and kindergarten-age children refuse to pick up a pencil and show no interest in drawing or coloring. And as we know these two fine motor activities are very important as they prepare children for writing and indirectly benefit brain development in a major way. …

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Africa – Map And Pin Flags – Learning Activity

DIY Africa Map and Pin Flags – Hands-on Geography Activity

From early years children learn the basics of the world with Geography lessons. They are encouraged to explore the seven continents, each individual continent’s geographical location on the world map, learn about flora and fauna, cultural traditions, cuisine, and history. Learning the names and positions of different countries around the world on a map does …

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Montessori Math Tools and Materials – Kinesthetic-Tactile Learning

Raising children in a world built-on on mathematical principles, to form and nourish understanding and practice of fundamental math, is a must in parenthood. While there are many Montessori materials and tools we use and recommend, but elementary algebra lessons are special! A child’s mind comfortable with mathematics and mathematical games is capable to perceive, …

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Hands-on Learning Activities Montessori Inspired

Montessori inspired learning activities and educational games for 5-year-old children

Classroom shelf arrangements with learning activities and games for five-year-olds are as unique as a child’s or group of children’s interests present to be. But many Montessori-minded environment setups are guided by the same principles and ideas. Children are invited to work with activities that are inviting and engaging stimulate their senses are open-ended help …

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DIY Learning Hands-On Activities for 3-Year-Olds

Montessori has the ultimate scientifically-based way to address children’s development. At the young age of three, we often can observe common threads and windows of opportunity that a child’s behavior displays – sensitive periods. Sensitive Periods It is always wise to refer to those sensitive periods when we plan to organize a learning environment for …

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Outdoor and Nature-Based Learning Activities for Children

In this post, I share learning activities children can do outdoors in nature. I explain what to bring and write about practical ways you can implement learning in nature. Learning outdoors undoubtedly has many benefits. There are plenty of instances of deep hands-on exploration that take place outdoors when children simultaneously can engage in practical …

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Some of the Best Montessori Resources and Materials for Teachers and Parents

I often get asked where to purchase Montessori materials, what I consider Montessori essentials, what handmade items are best for those who prefer handcrafted materials, etc. Below you will find a list of materials, resources, and toys I sincerely recommend. Everything on this list is of high quality and value. I’ve gathered resources and products …

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How to Foster Love of Learning Among Children – The Montessori Way

Children never stop learning. Naturally instilled curiosity and instincts to acquire fresh knowledge and sharpen their skills prompt children’s discoveries every single day. And it is up to us to help them navigate that process in today’s world without losing this spark and the love of learning on the way. In this guest post, Andrea …

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Nature Display in Homeschool Setting

Setting up a nature display in a classroom or homeschool learning space can be very beneficial. Not every child enjoys going out in nature. Many children protest and dislike being outdoors where they can experience discomfort from the weather, they might not like getting dirty and have fear of crawling creatures. Setting up a space …

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