Mathematics · Threes to Sixes

Crafting Math Beads

Some worry that because Montessori students choose their own work, they will be left with massive knowledge gaps in the areas in which they have little inherent interest. I’m of the opinion that regardless of the pedagogy one is taught under, knowledge acquisition is a choice and cannot be successfully forced upon unwilling students. Thus… Continue reading Crafting Math Beads

Art and Crafts · Sensorial · Threes to Sixes · Under Ones

Making Newborn Danglies

A newborn’s vision is blurry beyond ten inches and their perception of color is hazy, so the very first Montessori material is a black and white mobile with crisp lines and simple shapes. The Munari mobile, as it’s called, is simple yet interesting, making it intriguing and stimulating to a newborn while not being overstimulating.… Continue reading Making Newborn Danglies