By Nikolaenko Aleksey
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"The exercises of practical life are formative activities. They involve inspirations, repetition, and concentration on precise details. They take into account the natural impulses of special period of childhood. Though for the moment the exercises have no merely practical aims, they are a work of adaptation to the environment therein is the very essence of a useful education"
(What you should know about you child by Maria Montessori)
This awesome new Montessori-based game is a perfect puzzle for an inquisitive mind, offering learning through simplicity, demonstration and repetition.
It is one of a series of different puzzles that are perfect for a young toddler develops who has developed a high level of eye-hand coordination but hasn't yet learnt to differentiate shapes. Its design has been carefully developed to help with the cognitive ability to separate elements based on contrast, known as the figure-ground concept.
How to present Toys Monte using the Montessori method:
1. Place the iPad in front of your baby and tap the picture using your pointer finger. It's useful to name the puzzle and be descriptive, for example "round ball".
2. Engage your infants interest with a single word such as look or watch.
3. Drag and drop one of the picture with your finger to match the silhouette.
4. Offer your child a turn.
Everything a child sees, listens to and touches contributes to their learning.