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Montessori : Map Work - Bobby George

Board Book

Published: 1st August 2014
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
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The scientific pedagogy of Maria Montessori informed a revolution in education that continues today, 100 years later. Montessori schools focus on hands on learning with specifically designed materials that allow students to understand the world through methodical and self directed work. According to Montessori, play is work, and the explorations of children are what ultimately lead to learning and understanding. As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning geography, students first develop an understanding that the earth is a round globe, made up of land and water. They then manipulate the shape of each continent BEFORE addressing their names and locations. MONTESSORI: MAP WORK introduces readers to the seven continents via textured edges to trace with their fingers, modes of transportation between each one for spatial context, and illustrated native animals for relevant and meaningful associations. Young children will absorb the age appropriate geography and gain a better sense of their place in the world.

About the Author

Bobby George is a life long student and entrepreneur. A PhD in philosophy, Bobby and his wife, June, founded and run Baan Dek the first Montessori school in the state of South Dakota. They also own and operate Montessorium, a Montessori app company, as well as June Books, a publishing venture dedicated to Montessori inspired storybooks.

ISBN: 9781419709340
ISBN-10: 1419709348
Series: Montessori
Audience: Children
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
Format: Board Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 20
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Abrams
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1