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Growth Process of a Sunflower 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: R229Current price is: R219

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SKU: XBY6335
(7 customer reviews)

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 Sunflower 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.

“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

Features of the Growth Process of a Sunflower 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 Sunflower Puzzle:

  • a wooden puzzle with five layers
  • you cannot remove the bottom layer of the puzzle; this piece illustrates the seed of the Sunflower
  • an image on each of the following layers of wooden pieces illustrates the next four stages:
    • seedling bursting out of the ground
    • the bud of the sunflower emerging
    • sunflower in full bloom
    • after the petals have fallen and the sunflower is dying
  • 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, process

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

  • No lamination required
  • Non-tear and scratch proof
  • Printed with Eco-friendly inks
  • Easy to clean with a damp cloth

Additional information

Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 2 cm

7 reviews for Growth Process of a Sunflower Puzzle

  1. Barbara Delaney (verified owner)

    Wonderful product. I bought it for my grand daughter and she loves doing it over and over again.

  2. Fiona McGally (verified owner)

    Just one word for my god daughter. Enthralled.

  3. Shakira Freda (verified owner)

    When the sunflower puzzle arrived I immediately ordered the other ones, like the frog, chicken and butterfly. Very impressed.

  4. Paricia Garret (verified owner)

    I love this activity. So many of the puzzles you get nowadays have such unrealistic images. This is an absorbing activity. The children spend hours doing this puzzle. I love the natural feel of the wood and the print.

  5. Ayla (verified owner)

    I love the images, they are real. This is what Montessori is about.

  6. Jacky White (verified owner)

    Bought this as a gift, well worth the money.

  7. Sheila MacGregor (verified owner)

    I love the natural feeling of the puzzle. And even better the real images.

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7 reviews for Growth Process of a Sunflower Puzzle

  1. Barbara Delaney (verified owner)

    Wonderful product. I bought it for my grand daughter and she loves doing it over and over again.

  2. Fiona McGally (verified owner)

    Just one word for my god daughter. Enthralled.

  3. Shakira Freda (verified owner)

    When the sunflower puzzle arrived I immediately ordered the other ones, like the frog, chicken and butterfly. Very impressed.

  4. Paricia Garret (verified owner)

    I love this activity. So many of the puzzles you get nowadays have such unrealistic images. This is an absorbing activity. The children spend hours doing this puzzle. I love the natural feel of the wood and the print.

  5. Ayla (verified owner)

    I love the images, they are real. This is what Montessori is about.

  6. Jacky White (verified owner)

    Bought this as a gift, well worth the money.

  7. Sheila MacGregor (verified owner)

    I love the natural feeling of the puzzle. And even better the real images.

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