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Prepared Environment



blog-round-3_03What an exciting time for Stepping Stone Montessori! The classroom environments have been meticulously arranged so that each child is sure to fall in love with their new school.

WHAT IS THE PREPARED ENVIRONMENT?

In a Montessori setting, the Prepared …

Cylinder Blocks



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cylinder-blocks_03Sensorial Exercises are presented in the environment to stimulate a childs senses – visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory and auditory. Cylinder Blocks exercise helps the child to develop visual perception of dimension and strengthen the child’s fingers for writing.

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Pink Tower



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pink-tower_03The Pink Tower is one of the beginning materials of the Sensorial Area.  Children are natural sensorial learners.  This material aids in refining the visual sense of dimension.  Each cube varies in size from 1 cubic cm to 10 …

Color Coordination



 

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Indeed, the brilliancy, the colors, and the beauty of gaily decorated objects are nothing more than “voices” which attract the attention of a child and encourage him to act” – Maria Montessori

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Hand Washing



 

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Hand washing is a very important, much loved exercise of Practical Life.  This activity calls to the child’s need for movement and order. Hand washing is not just about washing one’s hands, it involves hauling and pouring water to …