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As a passionate Montessorian, we provide high-quality digital resources that cover a wide range of topics.

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As a passionate Montessorian, we provide high-quality digital resources that cover a wide range of topics.
Fact File: Modern Egypt
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Fact File: Modern Egypt

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These 3-Part Cards introduce Modern Egypt, focusing on political geographical aspects, such as size, population and language. Print on cardstock, cut on black lines, fold on grey ones and laminate. If you want to include the cursive label (D'Nealian), just fold in the middle so it's back to back. These cards can be used as flashcards or matching cards for more individually paced learning. For younger children, print two sets of the pictures and leave the labels attached on one - the children can then use those as control cards to match the loose labels. For early readers, match labels to pictures and use control booklet to check and discuss work. For older children, match labels and text to pictures. Trace and label to make own booklets.
Classifying Leaves
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Classifying Leaves

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Although there are many wondrous ways to classify leaves - according to shape, edges, arrangement, etc. - the simplest is by the relationship of length to width. Use this printable to encourage your children to measure, divide, judge, evaluate and classify different kinds of leaves. This is an excellent extension for the Montessori leaf cabinet.
Montessori Discussion Cards: Simple Machines
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Montessori Discussion Cards: Simple Machines

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Discussion cards allow children to practice their classification, and ultimately decision-making, skills. This particular resource contains four examples of the six types of simple machines: levers wedges pulleys wheels and axles inclined planes screws The control booklet allows an independent control of error and provides extra information on each image.
Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Body Parts of a Cat
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Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Body Parts of a Cat

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Studying the environment engages a child's attention and sparks their interests, developing their personality through spontaneous activity. These high-quality, hand-drawn 3-part cards depict ten body parts of a cat. They include informative text cards as well as a control booklet, allowing the child to learn independently. They can be used at various levels, according to the child's own skill set. For example, they serve as a vocabulary extension and indirect preparation for reading for young children while older children can practice their reading. They aid classification and rational thinking, visual accuracy and discrimination, develop one-to-one recognition and even encourage writing, as the child can make their own booklet!
Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of a Bird
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Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of a Bird

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Studying the environment engages children's attention, sparking their interest and developing their personality. These high-quality, digital 3-part cards cover the external body parts of a bird and include a booklet with interesting facts about each one. The images are all original artwork by the author themselves. The preview is a printable page of four line-drawn bird bodies with writing lines underneath so the children can make their own booklets. Use this amazing resource to jump into discovering other birds or the internal parts of a bird.
Montessori cards: Animals in China
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Montessori cards: Animals in China

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Discover the fascinating world of Chinese wildlife with these beautiful matching cards! Ten Chinese animals are presented in a four-part card format (Montessori 3-Part Cards plus text cards for reading children) that encourages engagement and allows for lengthy and detailed exploration. Animals included: giant panda, baiji (dolphin), pink dolphin, Bactrian camel, Chinese pheasant, Tibetan antelope, golden snub-nosed monkey, South China tiger, Chinese alligator and chow chow Instructions included. Cards are suitable for ages 3 to 9 years and can be used in a wide range of settings.
Montessori 3-Part Cards: Landforms Drawings & Photos
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Montessori 3-Part Cards: Landforms Drawings & Photos

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3-Part Cards introduce new vocabulary, assist classification, early reading and one-to-one correspondence. For nursery age children, the cards consist of a control (picture plus label), picture and label as well as a control booklet with text on each picture. The control cards are laid out on a working area, for example a mat, from left to right. The pictures are matched, then the labels. For discussions, the control booklet can be used as a reading activity or for the child to double check their own work. Older children can trace and label the pictures and make their own booklet. For classrooms with less flexibility on individual work, the cards may be used as flash cards, too. These 3-Part Cards include the ten most basic landforms: island - lake, bay - cape, peninsula - gulf, isthmus - strait, archipelago - system of lakes One set is simple drawings, one set real photos, which is excellent as a learning extension.
Types of Sailing Ships
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Types of Sailing Ships

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This resource introduces types of sailing ships in an engaging way. It develops vocabulary, word recognition and order. The differentiation possibilities allow a wide variety of ages to work with this resource.
Ocean Zones (Discussion Cards)
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Ocean Zones (Discussion Cards)

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This ocean-themed resource includes colour-coded picture cards of organisms that live in the five ocean zones. They can be sorted into their zones - to add some fun, provide bottles with coloured water to demonstrate how much / little sunlight reaches each zone. Discussion Cards allow the child to categorise their world, facilitating independent decision-making and vital rational skills. This set includes epipelagic: seaweed, blue-ringed octopus, green turtle, manta ray mesopelagic: angelshark, brittle star, jellyfish, wolf fish bathypelagic: gulper eel, viperfish, yeti crab, vampire squid abyssopelagic: angler fish, cookie cutter shark, dumbo octopus, dragonfish hadalpelagic: amphipod, cusk eel, giant tube worm, rattail The control booklet allows for autonomous error correction, making the whole learning experience more authentic.
Our Solar System - Montessori 3-Part Cards
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Our Solar System - Montessori 3-Part Cards

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This digital download features the parts of our solar system. Ideal for extending Montessori’s First Great Lesson (the Story of the Universe). Also works with any unit study about planets or space. Content Control cards, pictures, labels and text for: Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune solar system Also includes a control booklet and blank cards. With detailed assembly instructions (it’s easy - print, cut, done!). How To Use Basic instructions are included. Check out our blogs and videos for more. Need a video? What Are Classified Cards? Montessori 3-Part Cards usually consist of three pieces: a control with the picture and its name a picture without the name a label without the picture Ours come with an extra text card for readers and a control booklet so the work is self-correcting and independent! You can choose to include the optional cursive label (D’Nealian font) or just use the print version. 3-Part Cards are used to explore a variety of topics that are otherwise inaccessible in a normal classroom or home, bridging space and time. They can be matched to real objects or each other, used as a kind of flashcard in a 3-Period Lesson, adapted for memory games and serve as reading practice. Explore our solar system with clear pictures and simple text. Our cards develop order, reading and visual discrimination. They build vocabulary and help with classification and categorisation. Not only that, they make learning fun and easy!
Leaf Shapes - Montessori Sorting Cards
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Leaf Shapes - Montessori Sorting Cards

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Learn about the shapes of leaves! Ideal for categorising and classifying plants at a later stage, these cards can even be used as a simple colour-matching activity for young children (preparing their subconscious for Biology later). Our categories are based on Big Picture Science and Priscilla Spear’s work on plant classification. Montessori Sorting Cards are a special type of vocabulary-building picture card. With cards that have pictures of differently shaped leaves, these sorting cards also include category labels. The cards themselves can be used as conversation starters, themed decorations or as a sorting exercise. They develop organisational facilities, pre-reading skills and curiosity about the world at large. With instructions included, our ready-to-print leaf shape cards can be utilised for a wide age range. They’re easy to set up and engaging. This resource includes cards for: elliptic leaves oblong leaves ovate leaves obovate leaves linear leaves
Positional Game - Rainforest Themed
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Positional Game - Rainforest Themed

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Exploring the rainforest? Grab this free printable with instructions to make a pop-up forest and place a monkey all over the show! Great to develop vocabulary and spatial awareness.
Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of a Frog
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Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of a Frog

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These Nomenclature Cards of the Parts of a Frog sport hand-drawn images. Each part is coloured in on the otherwise blank frog, putting it into perspective within the whole. A text card provides brief information on each part. Please remember to rate and comment!
Montessori Nomenclatures: Parts of an Electrical Circuit
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Montessori Nomenclatures: Parts of an Electrical Circuit

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Electricity plays an important role in our lives. The concept of electrical circuits is explored in this resource. Nomenclature Cards entice the child to explore the parts of an electric circuit, building their vocabulary and reading skills. Each part is presented within the whole, giving the complete picture and showing the part's relevance within its context. This set includes electrical circuit wire load switch energy source The control booklet allows for autonomous error correction, making the whole learning experience more authentic.
Montessori Timeline: History of the Telephone
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Montessori Timeline: History of the Telephone

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The telephone is one of the most well-used inventions today. Over the past 15 decades, much has happened in terms of development. This timeline is a concrete representation of that history, giving a hands-on experience of the time that has passed. The control booklet allows for autonomous error correction, making the whole learning experience more authentic.
Montessori Cat Classification Bundle
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Montessori Cat Classification Bundle

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This amazing bundle contains discussion cards to classify things into living and non-living, living organisms into animals and plants, animals into vertebrates and invertebrates, vertebrates into mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, mammals into carnivores, herbivores, insectivores and omnivores, carnivorans into Feliforms and Caniforms. They can be laid out in one big tree diagram and used at different levels of ability.
Montessori Classification: Mammals by Diet
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Montessori Classification: Mammals by Diet

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Maria Montessori saw the ability to categorise and classify information as the cornerstone of intelligence. This high-quality resource allows children to independently, or through a discussion, classify mammals into herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and insectivores. The control booklet provides extra information on each concept and reinforces it through carefully selected text accompanying each classified thing.
Montessori Nomenclature: Parts of a Balance Scale
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Montessori Nomenclature: Parts of a Balance Scale

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Balance scales were one of the first kinds of scales, simple due to their mechanical build. They employ levers to measure weight and are therefore an excellent example of levers' daily applications. Nomenclature Cards entice the child to explore the parts of the concept, building their vocabulary and reading skills. Each part is presented within the whole, giving the complete picture and showing the part’s relevance within its context. This set includes … balance scale pointer weight pan support beam base weights sample pan The control booklet allows for autonomous error correction, making the whole learning experience more authentic.
Montessori Timelines: Simple Machines
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Montessori Timelines: Simple Machines

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Simple machines have made all of today's technical advances possible. This small timeline shows the four most important scientists who contributed to our understanding of simple machines. A timeline is a concrete representation of history, giving a hands-on experience of the length of an event or process. Because each of our timelines has the same interval size (although the units may vary), they can easily be combined, compared or set within one another to create an overarching picture of history. This set includes… Archimedes Hero of Alexandria Simon Stevin Galileo Galilei The control booklet allows for autonomous error correction, making the whole learning experience more authentic.
Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of a Lotus
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Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of a Lotus

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These 3-Part Nomenclature Cards consist of 10 pictures, labels and text cards as well as one control booklet clearly showing the external parts of a lotus plant: lotus, flower, petioles, carpels, stem, eye, crown, rhizome, stamen, leaves Print on cardstock, cut on black lines, fold on grey ones and laminate. If you want to include the cursive label (D'Nealian), just fold in the middle so it's back to back. These cards can be used as flashcards or matching cards for more individually paced learning. For younger children, print two sets of the pictures and leave the labels attached on one - the children can then use those as control cards to match the loose labels. For early readers, match labels to pictures and use control booklet to check and discuss work. For older children, match labels and text to pictures. Use the blackline master printable to make own booklets.