Teaching Montessori In The Home: Pre-school Years: The Pre-school Years by Elizabeth G. HainstockTeaching Montessori In The Home: Pre-school Years: The Pre-school Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock

Teaching Montessori In The Home: Pre-school Years: The Pre-school Years

byElizabeth G. Hainstock, Lee Havis

Paperback | September 1, 1997

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The great, pioneering achievement of Maria Montessori was to recognize the crucial importance of a child’s first six years of development. During this time, a child’s power of absorption are at their highest, and lifelong attitudes and patterns of learning are formed. It is for this very sensitive period that the Montessori system of education can provide you, as a parent, with a unique opportunity to help your child develop into a responsible, thinking individual.
 
This bestselling book has already helped thousands of parents connect with their children by introducing them at home to the dynamic Montessori method of education. The techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials presented here instill a sense of discovery and awareness in your child, and serve as an essential foundation for future learning. Covering the pre-school years from ages two to five, the lessons focus on reading and writing, mathematics, sensory awareness, and practical life skills. Updated and revised, 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.
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 ...
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Title:Teaching Montessori In The Home: Pre-school Years: The Pre-school YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.99 × 5.27 × 0.34 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0452279097

ISBN - 13:9780452279094

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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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 the introduction by Lee Havis

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

From Our Editors

This book has already helped thousands of parents connect with their children by introducing them at home to the dynamic Montessori method of education. The techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials presented here instill a sense of discovery and awareness in your child, and serve as an essential foundation for future learning. Covering the pre-school years from ages two to five, the lessons focus on reading and writing, mathematics, sensory awareness, and practical life skills. Updated and revised, this guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years

Editorial Reviews

“Provides enlightenment on the whole Montessori method.”—Denver Post
 
“Highly recommended.”—Library Journal