As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning shapes, Montessori students first develop an understanding of the spatial object in comparison to other shapes and a relevant application for each shape—before learning the names. Inspired by this process, Montessori: Shape Work offers readers die-cut shapes to trace witAs with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning shapes, Montessori students first develop an understanding of the spatial object in comparison to other shapes and a relevant application for each shape—before learning the names. Inspired by this process, Montessori: Shape Work offers readers die-cut shapes to trace with their fingers, grouped by family for comparison, and illustrated with a familiar object for relevancy. Featured shapes include three triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right-angled); three rounds (circle, oval, ellipse); three parallelograms (square, rectangle, rhombus); and three polygons (pentagon, hexagon, octagon). With a letter to parents included, this third Montessori board book joins Montessori: Letter Work and Montessori: Number Work in a growing library of original concept books....
|Title||:||Montessori: Shape Work|
|Format Type||:||Board Book|
|Number of Pages||:||18 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Montessori: Shape Work Reviews
Richie's Picks: MONTESSORI: SHAPE WORK (board book) by Bobby George, June George, and Alyssa Nassner, ill., Abrams Appleseed, August 2013, 18p., ISBN: 978-1-4197-0935-7"All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown, Moon rolls through the nighttime 'till the daybreak comes around"-- Harry Chapin"The beams and the bridges cut the light on the groundInto little triangles and the rails run round"-- Suzanne Vega"You're so square, Baby I don't care"-- Leiber and Stoller In my younger years, while studying child development and learning about the Montessori approach, I found a lot to like about it and to employ in my work of educating little kids. Multi-age groupings; setting up centers to permit child choice and free movement; extended blocks of work time; hands-on learning by working with materials; and engaging in purposeful activities, these all did and still do strike a chord with me. And so this Montessori philosophy-inspired board book that visually and tactually introduces young children to three different types of triangles (isosceles, equilateral, right-angled); to three different types of rounds (circle, ellipse, oval; to three different types of parallelograms (square, rectangle, rhombus); and to three different types of polygons (pentagon, hexagon, octagon) is a book that I am excited to now have in my toolbox for sharing when my new grandson gets a little bit older.For each of these shapes, there are both die-cuts to feel and real world examples to recognize. For instance, you have a painting of a sailboat with right-angled triangles; a framed mirror in the shape of an ellipse; a soccer ball covered with pentagons; and a tractor trailer in profile, showing us a rectangle. And this, of course, is what we want young children doing -- going out into their environment and observing the shapes of road signs and architectural components and designs on sweaters. Real-world geometry. Great stuff! "Shine on you crazy rhombus"--Pink FloydRichie Partington, MLISRichie's Picks http://richiespicks.comBudNotBuddy@aol.comModerator http://groups.yahoo.com/group/middle_... http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/facult...