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Early Childhood Education

How to use the Stereognostic Sense to Learn Geometry Shapes (TUTORIAL+VIDEO)

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Typical educational material to develop the stereognostic sense The Mini Mystery Bag Geometry Shapes is an important work for children and the Montessori child in particular. This bag helps teach the children about the geometric shapes using the stereognostic sense. Read our article to have more details on the purpose and benefits of the stereognostic sense in every children education. But first, here’s a video to have more information about the typical educational material which allows little-ones to learn geometry shapes while using their stereognostic sense. Then, we’ll give details on how to introduce a child to this mysterious sense....

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5 Inspirational Quotes by Maria Montessori

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Maria Montessori, best known as the creator of the Montessori pedagogy, was also a talented physician and educator. Born in 1870, in Italy, the teaching methods during this time were based upon repression and repetition. Maria Montessori wanted to change this and developed a teaching method that appeals to the child’s senses, based upon self-experience and experimentation rather than rote learning. Her scientific writings on pedagogy provide a valuable insight into her Montessori Method, stressing the importance of self-learning for children and above all, inspiring the desire to learn. The Montessori Method has become increasing popular over the years as...

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Children & Arithmetic: 5 Fun Activities Using a Montessori-inspired item (VIDEO)

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It can be extremely complex to teach children the basics of arithmetic. Indeed, most children think multiplication, subtraction and division are unfunny. On the other hand, all too often parents and homeschool parents wait longer than necessary to introduce their child to the fun world of math. As for teachers, they often face difficulties to teach arithmetic especially math operations. Today, let’s discover how to learn arithmetic while having fun in the Montessori-inspired way with 1 item and its video tutorial. The Early Learning Counting Box is a very interesting material because it provides an important link between hypothetical math operation...

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Montessori Numbers Matching Game Activity: how to teach children? (VIDEO)

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Today we’re going to learn about the infamous Montessori Numbers Matching Game. How to use it? Which Montessori principles & practical activities can you do? Read our detailed lesson under the video.  This material is a great addition to the mathematical area of the room or classroom. It helps children learn numeration and the association of quantities to their symbols. As you can see, there's beautifully painted tiles. Each tile has two parts, the symbol or number and the quantity associated with the symbol. Every symbol will only match one quantity. The pieces are small and easily held by the hands...

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6 Differences Between a Traditional Teacher and a Montessori Teacher

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When raising children there is much to consider, not the least of these considerations are decisions regarding your child's education.  These decisions start early and they can be overwhelming. What age to begin? Public school, private school, or home school?  A traditional education model, or maybe something a bit more unconventional? The good news; there are many worthy educational philosophies and options for you to consider.  The better news; you know your child better than anyone, which makes you well-equipped to make such choices. Is your child an inquisitive and active learner?  Does your child learn best through hands-on, concrete...

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5 Montessori Activities to Learn shapes using the Educational Geometry Blocks (VIDEO)

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The Educational Geometry Blocks help children from all environments grow in their sensorial development of visual discrimination of shape. Made from solid, natural wood, this educational toy would be an ideal gift that will last to be passed on from generation to generation. No need for batteries nor flashing lights, offer children the opportunity to learn how to entertain themselves and the chance to make a head-start on their exciting journey of geometric exploration.                           In this Montessori activity video guide, our teacher will demonstrate activities using Puzzle A and Puzzle B from this educational toy.    How to Learn...

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