Montessori Tools

Written by Tara Peris
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Experienced teachers know to choose their Montessori tools wisely. Given that most Montessori classrooms require multiple activity stations, it is easy to run up expenses while providing for basic materials. Smart teachers know to choose simple tools that can serve multiple functions.

One of the best things about Montessori schooling is the creative, inventive teaching approach. Consistent with the Montessori emphasis on hands-on learning, children interact with an array of stimulating classroom materials throughout the day. From colorful visuals to fun manipulative objects, they are engaged in round the clock learning exercises. Although stimulating for children, these activity stations can pose a challenge for the individual in charge of stocking them.

Choosing Montessori Tools

Most educators will tell you that good materials make all the difference when it comes to teaching. The right manipulative objects, for example, can make addition and subtraction a snap. Similarly, the proper Montessori tools can make reading a fun new adventure for young learners.

The trick is to choose your tools wisely, aware of the fact that classroom costs rise quickly. Talk to experienced Montessori teachers and ask for advice regarding which materials are essential and which can be purchased on an as-needed basis. This will help you to stretch your budget further, and make the most of your classroom tools.


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