Preschool Practice (Montessori Method)
A combined version of Animals, Backyard and Farm
Give preschoolers the opportunity to practice their colors, shapes, and numbers with this colorful Montessori workbook full of engaging activities about animals and nature!
In the Montessori Method, knowledge develops through the senses, and learning is nourished by freedom of choice, practical experience, and direct experimentation. This method of educating children has been widely implemented around the world, in preschools and beyond.
The animal- and nature-themed activities in this fun compendium focus on colors, numbers, and shapes, and grow more complex according to the three stages of a child's learning: getting to know the material through sensory experience, recognizing the material, and being able to explain the material. For example, they'll count the number of quills on a porcupine, pick the correct number from three choices, and trace it. Or, they'll color in the different parts of a beautiful butterfly using the right shades, explore a mole's tunnel by joining the dots, and connect five birds to their different nests. Twenty-four pages of stickers at the back of the book make learning more tactile and interactive.
Not your typical workbooks, these gorgeous activity books feature thick, sturdy pages, a variety of activities, fun modern graphics and lovely matte stickers. Each book begins with two pages for the parent, followed by thematic activities with straightforward instructions and an icon that designates which supplies are needed (pencil, scissors, stickers, or fingerpaint). For example, in Numbers, children will paint blank circles on an apple tree, then match to a number below, use stickers to match the tops (numbers) and bottoms (dots) of ostrich eggs, cut out large numerals and play matching games, trace large (6") numbers, place small shoe stickers on animal legs and circle how many legs they have, match pieces of laundry from a clothesline to corresponding baskets and much more. I have tested these out on my 3-year-old daughter and she enjoyed them thoroughly! Softcover, single topic books are 30-50+ pages each and combined versions are 120+ pages each.