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Cursive in Montessori

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For many of us, cursive is a mainstay in our lives. We grew up diligently practicing our handwriting in school and watching our parents write in cursive at home. Our role models lived out our efforts in notes and checks and love letters. I have a very distinct memory of sitting next to my father […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Color Box 3

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How do you use this material? Color Box 3 is a large wooden box in the Sensorial Area, containing 63 color tablets: gradation sets of 7 tablets of each of the following colors, blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, grey (including white and black), brown, and pink. This material is presented after success with Color […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Color Box 2

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? Color Box 2 is a long wooden box in the Sensorial Area, containing 22 color tablets: pairs of blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, black, white, grey, brown, and pink. This material is presented after and nearly identically to Color Box 1. The guide will invite the child to […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Color Box 1

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? Color Box 1 is a small, unobtrusive wooden box in the Sensorial Area, containing six color tablets: two blue, two red, two yellow. The guide will invite the child to take the box to a table or to a rug, and they’ll examine the contents together. As this material […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Cylinder Blocks

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How do you use this material? The Cylinder Blocks are one of the first materials a child might be introduced to in the Sensorial Area. There are four cylinder blocks. When they’re on the shelf, they all look very similar; in fact, three look identical. Upon removing the cylinders from the block, however, we see […]

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