|Practical Life Exercises||Sensorial Materials|
|Exercises in hygiene.Dressing
Care of Clothing.
Carrying & handling of the many Montessori materials
Using floor mats.
Tidying away work.
Looking after classroom pets and plants.
Taking care of books.
|Visual SenseChildren learn to discriminate by size, length, dimension, colour, similarity and difference.
Children learn to discriminate by touch. They match sandpaper and fabric of varying textures according to their similarities. They classify material from rough to smooth and learn to contrast and compare.
Children continue the process of matching, classifying, contrasting and comparing this time using various sounds, musical bells and instruments.
Complex Senses (weight, heat, shape, smell, taste)
Children explore all of the above qualities by using carefully designed materials and exercises which sharpen their senses at a time when they have a particular developmental interest in this work (sensitive period).
The sensorial exercises are designed to prepare the child for more complex learning in Language, Math and Culture Studies.
|Number valueNumber sequence
Number symbol (1 to 1,000)
The 4 basic math operations
Odd versus even numbers
Skip counting (in early preparation for memorization of number facts).
Reading and recording numbers for all of the above activities.