Montessori Activities, Preschool

Seeing Sound

When my son saw this work on this shelf he begged to use it, even though he didn’t know what it was. I think it was the combination of colored water and glass jars that made this work so alluring. He of course was bummed when I told him we were not touching the water. However his enthusiasm was renewed…

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Montessori Activities, Preschool

Books on Tape: the art of listening

Remember as a kid, going to the library and getting a book on tape? The book and cassette were in a sturdy plastic bag hanging on a carousel or rack? Well the days of cassettes are long gone BUT all is not lost.  Your child can still enjoy the independence of “listening” and  “reading” during quiet time. This work is…

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Montessori Activities, Preschool

Sound Bites: using our ears to identify environments

This activity incorporates listening and imagination. I recently gathered a sampling of sound bites for Sonny to listen and identify. These sound bites are both familiar and unfamiliar. Using manipulatives, toys and books we discuss sound that may be heard in different locations such as a farm, the ocean and a construction site. After describing the locations (this can be…

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