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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.
Make Your Own Canopic Jars
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Make Your Own Canopic Jars

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When Egyptians prepared their famous mummies, the main organs were removed and stored in canopic jars. Each had their own god to guard the contents. With these easy-to-use templates, have fun creating your very own canopic jars! They're also suitable for storing non-organic matter, like hair clips.
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.
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.
Types of Dunes Picture Cards
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Types of Dunes Picture Cards

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Exploring the desert? Grab a tray of sand and these printable, original types of dunes cards to have your children explore physical features in a fun and easy way!
Developing Good Habits: Identifying Response Chains
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Developing Good Habits: Identifying Response Chains

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Response chains are ways we interact with the world. An event triggers a thought, which triggers an action, which results in a consequence. Children benefit from learning to identify their emotions and resulting actions. This resource consists of picture-and-text cards that are arranged in response chains. This way, the child learns relevant vocabulary, is exposed to examples of typical response chains (two positive and two negative chains) and, if they can read, has the change to fill out the included worksheet to identify a response chain of their own. The worksheet also includes a part on improving response chains to avoid negative behaviour in the future.
Developing Good Habits: Emotions
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Developing Good Habits: Emotions

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Developing good habits means becoming aware of actions that are positive and negative. Part of this is the skill of identifying emotions. Use this resource to supplement your character education in a fun, easy way! The card set includes the 7 basic emotions with clear pictures of real children, text cards and a control booklet.
Montessori Nomenclature: Parts of a Lever
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Montessori Nomenclature: Parts of a Lever

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Levers are only one of six simple machines that make our lives easier! With this resource, learn about the different parts of a lever. Nomenclature Cards entice the child to explore the parts of 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 original artwork for: - lever - effort - load - pivot - load arm - effort arm The control booklet allows for autonomous error correction, making the whole learning experience more authentic.
Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of an Egyptian Pyramid
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Montessori Nomenclature Cards: Parts of an Egyptian Pyramid

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These 3-Part Nomenclature Cards consist of 6 pictures, labels and text cards as well as one control booklet clearly showing the internal parts of a pyramid: air shafts, subterranean chamber, king's chamber, queen's chamber, grand gallery, pyramid 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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!