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Growth Process of a Butterfly Puzzle

The development of each layer of images, introduce the Child to the concept of the passage of time. Each phase of growth is larger and requires more pieces to complete the picture, taking the Child from the concrete to the abstract.

Original price was: R199Current price is: R190

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Description

The Child is never too young to learn.  During her lifetime of work, Maria Montessori discovered that young children move through a series of phases when they are particularly attracted to specific developmental needs and interests.  She called these times, sensitive periods. Introducing the Growth Process of a Butterfly Puzzle during this stage of their development, satisfies many of these different needs.

These beautiful, layered, wooden puzzles demonstrate the growth cycle concept, in real images. The series shows the passage of time with the development of the images. Each phase of growth is larger and requires more pieces to complete the picture.  The Child lifts each piece out of the wooden frame, positioning their right hand index finger, under the indentations.

Features of the Growth Process of a Butterfly Puzzle:

  • the direct objective of this material:
    • to introduce the Child to the concept of the cycle of life
    • the Child gains a concrete understanding of the process of growth
  • indirectly the Child intuitively understands:
    • the foundation of mathematics (grading, sizing and shapes)
    • their fine motor skills improve as they manipulate the jigsaw pieces
    • problem solving
  • the oval shape of the wooden puzzles require focus and concentration to piece together
  • aligned to the Montessori curriculum

Contents of the Growth Process of a Butterfly Puzzle:

  • a wooden puzzle with four layers
  • the bottom layer of the puzzle is blank
  • an image on each of the following layers of wooden pieces illustrates the next four stages:
    • illustrates the eggs laid by the butterfly, on the underside of the leaf
    • caterpillar (larva)
    • chrysalis (pupa)
    • adult butterfly
  • an indented finger-hold lifts each layer of puzzle piece.  This indentation must be on the right side for the puzzle to be completed correctly
  • beautifully illustrated ‘real’ images explain the cycle of life, the process of metamorphosis

Size:  18 x 18 x 2 cm / (7″ x 7″ x ¾”)

One of the attractions to the Montessori Method is the extensive use of wood.

We use several types of wood, sourced from renewable sources, in the production of our Montessori Materials.

  • Solid beechwood for cylinder blocks, pink towers, dressing frames and brown stairs.
  • Birchply for trays, holders and animal and botany puzzles.
  • MDF for puzzle maps
  • Pineply for boxes and containers

 

We ensure that the coatings and inks used are not only eco-friendly, but also non-toxic.

Our wooden products are manufactured by responsible partner factories both locally and abroad and ensure that fair labour practices are adopted.

Care instructions for Childrens House Wooden Materials:

  • If wooden products are exposed to liquids, wipe dry as quickly as possible.
  • Most of the surfaces can be wiped with a damp cloth if exposed to dirt or grime.
  • Avoid leaving any of our wooden product in direct sunlight, as it may warp certain woods and/ or the coating may fade over time.

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location

 

Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at info@childrenshouse.co.za

Further Reading and Resources:

“He learns everything without knowing he is learning it, and in doing so he passes little by little from the unconscious to the conscious, treading always in the paths of joy and love.” – The Absorbent Mind – Maria Montessori, pg. 24

 

Additional information

Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 2 cm

1 review for Growth Process of a Butterfly Puzzle

  1. Hailey Matthews (verified owner)

    Very compact puzzle that fits so nicely together. One of the favourites on our shelf for the children.

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1 review for Growth Process of a Butterfly Puzzle

  1. Hailey Matthews (verified owner)

    Very compact puzzle that fits so nicely together. One of the favourites on our shelf for the children.

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