Synopses & Reviews
As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning shapes, Montessori students first develop an understanding of the spatial object in comparison to other shapes and a relevant application for each shapeand#8212;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. Featured shapes include three triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right-angled); three rounds (circle, oval, ellipse); three parallelograms (square, rectangle, rhombus); and three polygons (pentagon, hexagon, octagon). With a letter to parents included, this third Montessori board book joins Montessori: Letter Work
and Montessori: Number Work
in a growing library of original concept books.
Learn shapes the Montessori way
Based on the proven Montessori teaching method, Montessori: Shape Work introduces young readers to shapes by identifying shapes by category (triangles, rounds, parallelograms, and polygons) and associated objects. Each shape is die-cut for readers to trace with their fingers and illustrated with a familiar object for relevancy.
Written by Bobby and June George, founders of the Baan Dek Montessori School, the Montessori series introduces young readers to key concepts by beginning with the concrete and moving to the abstract. With each book, young readers absorb age-appropriate information and gain a better understanding of the world around them.
About the Author
and June George
live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where they founded Baan Dek, the first Montessori school in the state, and run Montessorium, an app company.