16 Nov

Benefits of the Pouring Activity

Carrying the water in a pitcher and pouring it into a basin helps the child to perfect his coordination.  At Arbor View Montessori Practical Life Exercises involve the use of water with which most children naturally like to play.  As children become absorbed in an activity such as pouring water, the activity gradually helps lengthen th
29 Dec

Why To Choose Montessori

At Arbor View Montessori every child is unique and precious. Every child deserves the chance to reach his or her intellectual and social potential. Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori Education, understood how a good education unlocks and realizes children's potential.
20 Sep

The Color Tablets & Grading the Colors

The Color Tablets The child’s first introduction to color is a box containing six tablets - two red, two blue and two yellow. All the other tablets are the same size, shape and texture. They differ only in highly contrasting color. In this exercise, the child pairs the tablets and learns the corresponding names.
03 Sep

Sandpaper Letters

Sandpaper Letters - Shapes The child meets the alphabetical symbols by using the sandpaper letters. Each letter of the alphabet is outlined in sandpaper on an individual card, the vowels on blue and the consonants on red.
28 Aug

The Geometric Solids

Since shape is the defining characteristic of each letter of the alphabet, Dr. Montessori designed several sensorial exercises to make the children aware of this quality. She began with the geometric solids. This is a set of materials alike in color and texture and of approximately the same size, but differing from each other in shape.
16 Aug

Sound Boxes

Preschool Sensorial Learning part 4 In this fourth blog in our series about sensorial Montessori curriculum we present Sound Boxes. At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom, which increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings.
07 Aug

Writing Preparation

Part five of our blog series about sensorial Montessori curriculum is focuses on writing preparation. At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom, which increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings.
19 Jul

The Red Rods

This is part three of a multi part blog about sensorial Montessori curriculum. At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom that increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings. This week we present the Red Rods:
14 Jul

The Brown Stairs

This is part two of a multi part blog about sensorial Montessori curriculum. At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom that increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings. This week we present:
06 Jul

The Pink Tower

At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom that increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings. This brings order and knowledge to the child, and helps him or her become aware of details by offering contrasted sensations.
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