Create your own 2D version of the Montessori Pink Tower to introduce your child to size gradation. The Pink Tower also indirectly acquaints children with the concept of base ten and the decimal system in mathematics.
Russian Nesting Dolls
Russian Matryoshka Nesting Dolls are very popular with our toddlers and preschoolers at Montessori Academy. Not only are they a beautiful part of Russian culture, they are also an incredibly useful teaching tool for exploring visual discrimination, the concepts of order and symmetry, differentiation of size, and developing fine motor skills.
Scooping and Straining
Numbers and Counters
Print and create your own Numbers and Counters to reinforce your child’s understanding of numbers and their corresponding quantities.
Create your own Imbucare Box using found objects to explore the concept of object permanence with your toddler. Extend on the activity by adding counting and sorting.View Activity
Use the supplied counting grid to assist your child with identifying and quantifying numerals. This is also a great activity to practice counting!View Activity
Whole hand transfer is a great activity for children aged 18 months – 3 years to develop their fine motor skills and coordination. All you need is an old tea caddy and pom poms.View Activity
Tong transfer activities are a wonderful way to develop fine motor skills, coordination, and concentration. Transfer activities can be introduced to children from the time they are capable of self-feeding. However, transfer activities are also enjoyed by toddler and preschool aged children.View Activity
Scooping, Pouring and Spooning
Create your own scooping, spooning and pouring activities at home by using found objects in your kitchen drawers.View Activity
Flower arranging is a fantastic activity that assists children in developing their ability to discriminate visually and exercise judgement over size and capacity. All you need to complete this activity at home is a selection of vases and fresh or artificial flowers cut at different lengths.View Activity
Sample Preschool Lesson Plan
Creating a weekly lesson plan provides structure for learning experiences. Take a look at our tips for lesson planning for preschoolers.