Books for children. Inspired by Montessori.

"The combination of phonetics and simple retro illustrations makes for an excellent entree into pre-literacy." - Wall Street Journal

 

 
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MONTESSORI: LETTER WORK

In Montessori classrooms, students learn to write before they learn to read, so the process is driven by their own words and thoughts before those of others. Letters are taught first as sounds (instead of names), and alphabet tiles encourage children to trace each letter with their fingers. This book honors that tradition by emulating the standard classroom material with touchable, traceable letters and beautiful colors.

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MONTESSORI: SHAPE WORK

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. Hope you enjoy!

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Charlotte Wood offers a helpful tutorial, walking us through an appreciation of the letter sounds, as opposed to the letter names, in Montessori: Letter Work.

"A first - trade board books employing Montessori teaching methods. These companion books are thick and sturdy and use a sandpaper-like texture on the letter and numbers for tracing. Developed by the founders of Baan Dek Montessori School, the first in South Dakota. The books follow the Montessori tradition of teaching sounds and quantities before letter and number names." - Apartment Therapy

 

MONTESSORI: NUMBER WORK

This book follows the Montessori method by introducing the numbers 1 to 10 first as quantities to count before showing them as numerals. Cumulative red and blue tabs based on the counting rods found in Montessori classrooms help readers conceptualize quantities. Groupings of beautifully stylized illustrations provide objects to count before readers encounter textured numerals to trace with their fingers.

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