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Montessori Encyclopedia: Color Box 1

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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

Montessori Activities

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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Geometry Cabinet

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How do you use this material? The Geometry Cabinet is located in the Sensorial Area. There are six drawers, containing various triangles, polygons, quadrilaterals, and curved figures. The first shapes we introduce are circle, square, and triangle. We take the intro tray, containing these three shapes, to a table with a child. Using the non-dominant […]

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Sandpaper Phonograms

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How do you use this material? The Sandpaper Phonograms are similar to the Sandpaper Letters — they are cursive letters in sandpaper on a colored board, each one represents a sound, and they are found in a box or sometimes displayed on small ledge in the classroom — with an important difference. While each Sandpaper […]

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DIY Montessori Sorting Tray

Montessori Activities

Recently I went out thrifting and found this Mancala board for $2. Mancala is available at any store with a board game section. It is also a cheap and common find at thrift stores. Originally purchased for a fun game, I opened the game up and saw, to my delight, two sorting trays.  Simple, inexpensive, and […]

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