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Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives

Format:  Paperback,

224 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: May 1988

ISBN-13: 9780312018641

ISBN-10: 0312018649

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For the first time, "Basic Montessori "opens the celebrated philosophy and method to a more general public. David Gettman has devised a clear and modern explanation of Montessori's revolutionary ideas about early intellectual development, and provides a step-by-step guide to the Montessori learning activities most commonly used with under-fives. These include activities for introducing reading and writing, counting and decimal concepts, science, and geography, as well as activities that help develop the child's practical and sensorial skills.

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Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Publish Date: Jul 2013
ISBN-13: 9781906733636
ISBN-10: 1906733635
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 86
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Chapter outline

Forewordp. ix
Montessori and her Theoriesp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The Young Child's Special Mindp. 3
An Ordered Growthp. 5
Learning by Connectingp. 10
The Child's Work Placep. 12
How the Adult Can Helpp. 17
The Activitiesp. 21
The Five Subjectsp. 21
An Overview of the Sequencep. 22
Presenting an Activityp. 27
The Child Freely at Workp. 29
Directing a Group of Childrenp. 30
Growth towards Independencep. 32
Peace through Self-fulfilmentp. 34
Practical Activitiesp. 37
Introductionp. 37
Analysing Movementp. 39
AList of Practical Activitiesp. 41
Pouring Beans between Two Jugsp. 42
Buttoningp. 44
Sweeping Sawdustp. 46
Handling a Book (Presentation to a Group)p. 51
Saying 'Thank You'p. 56
Walking on the Linep. 58
Being Silentp. 60
Sensorial Activitiesp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Three Stage Lessonp. 69
Sightp. 72
Cylinder Blocksp. 72
Pink Towerp. 74
Brown Stairp. 76
Red Rodsp. 78
Colour Tabletsp. 80
Geometric Cabinetp. 84
Constructive Trianglesp. 88
Square of Pythagorasp. 91
Binomial and Trinomial Cubesp. 94
Touchp. 98
Blindfoldp. 98
Tactile Sensep. 98
Sensitising the Fingersp. 98
Touch Boardsp. 99
Tactile Tabletsp. 101
Fabricsp. 103
Thermic Sensep. 105
Thermic Bottlesp. 105
Thermic Tabletsp. 108
Stereognostic Sensep. 110
Geometric Solidsp. 110
Stereognostic Bagsp. 115
Mystery Bagp. 117
Sorting Grainsp. 117
Visual Work with Blindfoldp. 118
Baric Sensep. 119
Baric Tabletsp. 119
Hearingp. 121
Sound Boxesp. 121
Bellsp. 125
Tastep. 128
Tasting Cupsp. 128
Smellp. 129
Smelling Boxesp. 129
Language Activitiesp. 131
Introductionp. 131
Early Preparationp. 134
Classified Picturesp. 134
I Spyp. 136
Speechp. 137
Sandpaper Lettersp. 139
Writingp. 140
Metal Insetsp. 140
Movable Alphabetp. 142
Writing Individual Lettersp. 146
Writing Families of Lettersp. 147
Positioning Letters on Linesp. 147
Sandpaper Capitalsp. 148
Storage of Workp. 149
Readingp. 150
Object Boxesp. 150
Action Cardsp. 152
Reading Foldersp. 153
Puzzle Wordsp. 155
Book Corner and Libraryp. 156
Mathematics Activitiesp. 159
Introductionp. 159
Introduction to Numbersp. 162
Number Rodsp. 162
Sandpaper Numbersp. 163
Number Tablets (with the Number Rods)p. 164
Spindlesp. 166
Numbers and Countersp. 167
Memory Playp. 168
Introduction to the Decimal Systemp. 169
Limited Bead Materialp. 169
Number Cardsp. 171
Function of the Decimal Systemp. 172
Formation of Complex Numbersp. 174
Unlimited Bead Materialp. 175
Introduction to Teens and Tensp. 177
Introduction to Teensp. 177
Introduction to Tensp. 179
Fractionsp. 181
Culture Activitiesp. 183
Introductionp. 183
Geographyp. 188
Land and Waterp. 188
Mapsp. 190
Placesp. 193
Nature Studiesp. 195
Animalsp. 195
Classifying Animalsp. 195
Parts of Animalsp. 197
Plantsp. 198
Classification by Leafp. 198
Parts of Plantsp. 201
Plant Life Cyclesp. 203
Matter and Energyp. 204
Airp. 204
Waterp. 207
Magnetismp. 208
Gravityp. 211
Soundp. 213
Opticsp. 214
Historyp. 216
Past and Presentp. 216
Stories about the Pastp. 217
Time Linep. 218
Further Readingp. 221
Indexp. 223

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (1987-09-01)

Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was a brilliant and original educator. Her work with children stressed the importance of autonomy as an educational goal. Renewed interest in her philosophy and teaching methods and the clear format of this book make it a good choice for public libraries. There is detailed information on her philosophy and an in-depth explanation of her teaching methods. Coverage of practical, sensorial, cultural, mathematic, and language activities includes a statement of the activity's purpose, materials needed (and suggestions on how to make them at home), and exercises. A good reference tool for everyone wanting to know more about or intending to try the Montessori method whether they are parents, teachers, or day-care personnel. Annette V. Janes, Hamilton P.L., Mass.

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For the first time, Basic Montessori opens the celebrated philosophy and method to a more general public. David Gettman has devised a clear and modern explanation of Montessori's revolutionary ideas about early intellectual development, and provides a step-by-step guide to the Montessori learning activities most commonly used with under-fives. These include activities for introducing reading and writing, counting and decimal concepts, science, and geography, as well as activities that help develop the child's practical and sensorial skills.

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