Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Years

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Claim quality togetherness with your child and fully enjoy the sensitive and formative years from two to five by adopting proven teaching techniques in your own home. This acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years. Teaching Montessori in the Home has already helped thousands of parents with the techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials that are essential for success. It demonstrates how you can develop ...

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Overview

Claim quality togetherness with your child and fully enjoy the sensitive and formative years from two to five by adopting proven teaching techniques in your own home. This acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years. Teaching Montessori in the Home has already helped thousands of parents with the techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials that are essential for success. It demonstrates how you can develop your child's sensory awareness and practical life skills, as well as lay the foundation of preliminary reading, writing, and math. The author is recognized as one of the most influential proponents of the Montessori method in the United States and throughout the world due to her concise, accessible writing style. This bestselling book grants you the opportunity to teach your child at home and gain a truly rewarding experience. 'Hainstock takes great pains here to offer the reader a very thoughtful yet concise introduction to the Montessori philosophy.' ?from Lee Havis's introduction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452279094
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Teaching Montessori in the Home Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 281,558
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Certified as a Montessori teacher by St. Nicholas Training Centre in London, and active on behalf of the method since 1960, Elizabeth G. Hainstock became a Montessori consultant for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1971. She currently sits on the board of the International Montessori Society and makes her home in San Juan Bautista, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lee Havis
Part I - Montessori in the Home
An Introduction to Teaching Montessori in the Home Maria Montessori: Her Life and Her Method The Importance of the Early Years Preparing Your Home School Prepared Environment for the Home
Part II - Practical-Life Exercises
The Practical Situation:
Opening and Closing Drawers Busy Board or Dressing Frames Pouring Rice Dusting Carrying a Chair Folding a Napkin Setting a Table Washing Dishes Washing Hands Washing a Table Sweeping the Floor Polishing Silver Shining Shoes Lacing a Shoe Tying a Bow

Finger-Dexterity Exercises:
Bead Stringing Bottles and Tops Using a Dropper Cutting Painting and Coloring Doing Puzzles Sewing

Nature Study and Geography
Part III - Early Sensorial Exercises
The Sensorial Situation:
The Three-Period Lesson The Tower Cylinders and Solid Insets Fabric Basket Thermal Bottles Button Games, Part 1
Button Games, Part 2
Rough and Smooth Boards Silence Game Walking the Line Basic Tablets Mystery Bag Sound Bottles Color Tablets Scent Bottles Geometric Insets, Part 1
Geometric Insets, Part 2
Geometric Shapes Naming the Colors
Part IV - Reading and Writing Exercises
Language Development:
Sandpaper Letters The Correct Way to Write Letters Command Cards Pictures and Sounds The Movable Alphabet
Part V - Arithmetic Exercises
Arithmetic Development:
Number Rods The Spindle Box Sandpaper Numbers Writing Numbers The Correct Way to Write Numbers Number Progression Number Progression Chart

Measuring Exercises
Part VI - Home Montessori Equipment
How to Make Your Equipment:
Paint and Play Dough Busy Board Individual Dressing Frames Baric Tablets Command Cards Rough and Smooth Boards Scent Bottles Sound Bottles Thermal Bottles Color Tablets Color Circles Spindle Box Pictures and Sounds Movable Alphabet Sandpaper Numbers and Letters Geometric Insets Number Rods and Numbers Appendix:
Montessori Terms Educational Toys Selected Reading

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