Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-school Years: Pre School Years

Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-school Years: Pre School Years

Paperback Teaching Montessori in the Home

By (author) Elizabeth G. Hainstock

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  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 110 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 198mm x 10mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0452279097
  • ISBN 13: 9780452279094
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 6,791

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This book has already helped thousands of parents connect with their children by introducing them at home to the dynamic Montessori method of education. The techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials presented here instill a sense of discovery and awareness in your child, and serve as an essential foundation for future learning. Covering the pre-school years from ages two to five, the lessons focus on reading and writing, mathematics, sensory awareness, and practical life skills. Updated and revised, this guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years.

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Certified as a Montessori teacher by St. Nicholas Training Centre in London, and active on behalf of the method since 1960, Elizabeth G. Hainstock became a Montessori consultant for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1971. She currently sits on the board of the International Montessori Society and makes her home in San Juan Bautista, California.

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This book has already helped thousands of parents connect with their children by introducing them at home to the dynamic Montessori method of education. The techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials presented here instill a sense of discovery and awareness in your child, and serve as an essential foundation for future learning. Covering the pre-school years from ages two to five, the lessons focus on reading and writing, mathematics, sensory awareness, and practical life skills. Updated and revised, this guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years.

Table of contents

Foreword by Lee Havis Part I - Montessori in the Home An Introduction to Teaching Montessori in the Home Maria Montessori: Her Life and Her Method The Importance of the Early Years Preparing Your Home School Prepared Environment for the Home Part II - Practical-Life Exercises The Practical Situation: Opening and Closing Drawers Busy Board or Dressing Frames Pouring Rice Dusting Carrying a Chair Folding a Napkin Setting a Table Washing Dishes Washing Hands Washing a Table Sweeping the Floor Polishing Silver Shining Shoes Lacing a Shoe Tying a Bow Finger-Dexterity Exercises: Bead Stringing Bottles and Tops Using a Dropper Cutting Painting and Coloring Doing Puzzles Sewing Nature Study and Geography Part III - Early Sensorial Exercises The Sensorial Situation: The Three-Period Lesson The Tower Cylinders and Solid Insets Fabric Basket Thermal Bottles Button Games, Part 1 Button Games, Part 2 Rough and Smooth Boards Silence Game Walking the Line Basic Tablets Mystery Bag Sound Bottles Color Tablets Scent Bottles Geometric Insets, Part 1 Geometric Insets, Part 2 Geometric Shapes Naming the Colors Part IV - Reading and Writing Exercises Language Development: Sandpaper Letters The Correct Way to Write Letters Command Cards Pictures and Sounds The Movable Alphabet Part V - Arithmetic Exercises Arithmetic Development: Number Rods The Spindle Box Sandpaper Numbers Writing Numbers The Correct Way to Write Numbers Number Progression Number Progression Chart Measuring Exercises Part VI - Home Montessori Equipment How to Make Your Equipment: Paint and Play Dough Busy Board Individual Dressing Frames Baric Tablets Command Cards Rough and Smooth Boards Scent Bottles Sound Bottles Thermal Bottles Color Tablets Color Circles Spindle Box Pictures and Sounds Movable Alphabet Sandpaper Numbers and Letters Geometric Insets Number Rods and Numbers Appendix: Montessori Terms Educational Toys Selected Reading