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  Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years
Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool 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 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.
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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