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November 18, 2019

There are some parts of the Montessori classroom that seem to get all the attention: the beautiful Practical Life materials, the engaged constructions in the Sensorial area, the precise Math lessons or the carefully sequenced Language materials. But there's another are...

September 23, 2019

You'd be hard pressed to visit any Montessori early childhood classroom in the world and not find the Knobbed Cylinders on the shelf. From the first block that finds its way into the Toddler classrooms to the full complement of four cylinder blocks that the Early Child...

April 29, 2019

The Montessori Math materials are distinct for their ability to make concrete otherwise abstract concepts and, by doing so, to allow children to master mathematical concepts and relationships earlier than you may remember having learned them in school. Take the fractio...

April 22, 2019

The Montessori classrooms is filled with materials which are both wonder-ful and didactic, introducing specific, precise concepts but doing so in an elegant  presentation. The Montessori Bells are a perfect example of this balance between grace and practicality, making...

April 1, 2019

A companion material to the Knobbed Cylinders, the Knobless Cylinders offer children extended practice with the relationships of height, width and volume. Four boxes are available to explore, with each containing a series of ten cylinders of varying relationships. In o...

November 12, 2018

There are some parts of the Montessori classroom that seem to get all the attention: the beautiful Practical Life materials, the engaged constructions in the Sensorial area, the precise Math lessons or the carefully sequenced Language materials. But there's another are...

October 27, 2018

We can sometimes underestimate the power of the Sensorial materials, thinking about them only as simple activities that let children practice using their senses. They are great practice- that's true- but they're also important tools for teacher observation, to understa...

October 26, 2018

The Sensorial materials may emphasize the development and refinement of the senses, but they are equally powerful tools for supporting the child's mathematical mind. Elegantly constructed, these materials introduce elements of geometry and algebra through hands-on, con...

October 25, 2018

Within the beautiful materials of the Sensorial area, you’ll find specific lessons designed to support the child’s developing visual discrimination. The ability to discern subtle differences in visual stimuli develops over time and practice. Newborns notice differences...

October 24, 2018

Materials across the Montessori classroom work together to respond to children's development from multiple angles. Some share similar direct objectives. Some support the same facets of development through indirect objectives. The materials for auditory discrimination i...

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