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Infant Dressing Frame: Snapping Closure
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Set of Knobless Cylinders – Set of 4
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Noun and Verb Introduction Solids with Tray
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Botany Puzzle – Root
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Dr Maria Montessori claims that it is through movement and manipulation of the senses that children would gain knowledge of language, abstract thought, critically thinking and problem solving skills, math skills, independence, practical life skills, and discipline. If students only learn how to manipulate the environment without learning how to understand the meaning of their senses, we as educators, “…have only led these children to adapt themselves to a low order of life (almost a vegetable existence)… the idiot from the vegetative to the intellectual life, ‘from the education of the senses to general notions, from general notions to abstract thought, from abstract thought to morality” Montessori Method pg 41
The toddler, at this stage, has strong inclinations to work, imitate and repeat their tasks. This is the perfect age to enter Phase 1 of their education in a Montessori community. The Directress must provide an environment that emphasizes the Practical Life tasks.
By the age of 3 the Child will be ready to begin using the Metal Insets which are a set of 10 geometric shapes that can be used for tracing. A 3-sided pencil, in the colour of the Child’s choice, will continue to ensure that the correct grip is continued to be maintained and the child’s fine motor muscle control grows as they begin to develop more and more intricate designs with the metal insets. These shapes are more than just a tool to develop designs, the various movements required to copy each shape are aligned to every conceivable shape required for writing every letter of the alphabet, thus developing the required muscle memory to take the child into adulthood.
I am a "Purist" regarding my Montessori equipment and have to say that, nearly 10 years on, my materials purchased from Children's House, is still in great. The cost is worth the wonder of the correctly manufactured materials!
Bronwyn Evans McBean
An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.
Around here, we don't look backwards for very long... We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Don't just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.