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In continuing with our World Animal study, we are exploring herbivore vs carnivore animal eating behavior. Adrian was very perplexed that some animals eat other animals: "Why?" he kept asking. I explained that all animals depend on one another for their survival, directly or indirectly. To illustrate, we separated African... Read more →

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Children love “treasure boxes”, especially ones fi... Read more →

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We are using this wooden Montessori World Puzzle Map and animal figurines to learn about the world's animals while empathizing that some animals live exclusively in one area: for example, a bunny never saw a cheetah or a lion. 🐅Tigers and a 🐼panda bear live exclusively in Asia, kangaroo in... Read more →

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Animals of the World puzzle (buy here) is an incredible 300 piece puzzle, featuring hundreds of animals from around the world in their native land. This 300 piece puzzle requires precise sorting, patience, and determination. The process is lengthy but so rewarding as the child learns geography, such as continents,... Read more →

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Montessori World Map puzzle (buy here) is generally introduced after a child is comfortable with Colored 🌈 Continent 🌎Globe (read a presentation here). In a Montessori Geography curriculum, a child first learns that the Earth is a sphere by exploring the Globe. Then, the concepts of land (continent) vs. water... Read more →

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In a Montessori 3-6-year-old environment, children through sensory experience and stories, learn about the physical world around them. They can touch a sphere and compare its shape to the globe or a ball they are used to play with. They build landforms using play dough and fill water forms with... Read more →

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In a Montessori geography curriculum, you begin with: STEP 1: Sandpaper Globe (buy here), which is one of the first geography materials to introduce to your child at around two years of age to explain the difference between land and water. The sandpaper globe is a concrete representation of our... Read more →

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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th (commemorating Flag's adoption in 1777 on June 14) with multiple parades, emphasizing on the special place the flag holds in the hearts of the US Citizens. F Is for Flag (buy here) is a good book to introduce this... Read more →

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Inspired by the National Geographic Space book we are currently reading, Julia decides to make a collage ... Kids love all the "First Big Book Of __ " Series learning about different colors of the stars determining relative size of the Earth vs Moon learning about the Moon All done!... Read more →

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In early Montessori Geography curriculum, Colored Continent Globe (buy here) is the next globe to introduce to a child after the Sandpaper Globe (buy here). Once the child is able to complete the 3🅿️🌠 Three Period Lesson with a Sandpaper globe (read a presentation here), it is time to move... Read more →

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Today, we are reading National Geographic Kids United States Atlas, doing a USA wooden puzzle, and tracing over the U.S. states (something Julia has been doing in her Montessori school). We really enjoyed reading the United States Atlas book, as it gives a nice overview of each region and the... Read more →

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Sandpaper Continent Globe (buy here) is one of the very first geography materials to introduce to your child at around two years of age, as this activity is primarily concrete in nature (and is less abstract than the Colored Globe presentation. With Sandpaper Globe, you would explain that our Earth... Read more →

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