Nomenclature Cards & Books: Transportation & Parts of a House

Montessori Nomenclature Cards and Books

Montessori Nomenclature cards and books are a fun way to fulfill a child’s insatiable appetite for learning the names of the various parts of objects. We’ve previously covered in detail, how to use Montessori Nomenclature. Be sure to take advantage of the various tutorials we offer on our site: How To Prepare Montessori 3-Part Cards, Store Your Nomenclature, and Store Your Blackline Masters. Our Nomenclature is divided into 3 sections: Botany, Zoology, and Other (health, science, culture). Most Nomenclature is available in both card and book format.The cards are in a 3-part series, and highlight each part in full color. They include a blackline master so that children can color each part in and make their own booklet.

Our Nomenclature Books feature each part with a picture and offer a description. The books can be used in book format, or left individually in card format.

The new nomenclature cards for this month focus mainly on transportation. They include:

Sailing Ship Nomenclature Cards by Montessori Print Shop

Truck Nomenclature Cards by Montessori Print ShopAnd, not part of transportation, but important all the same…House Nomenclature Cards – 19 parts (exterior parts)House Nomenclature Cards by Montessori Print Shop.

Little Girl, Big Brain – From Montessori At Home!

The capabilities of the human brain from
birth to around six are truly astounding. From the infinite variety of
sense experiences and emotions experienced from infancy, young children
in just a few years create an ordered, coherent, functional personality,
with all the complexity of … Read Full Article (courtesy of Montessori At Home!)

Their Sense of Dignity in a Montessori Toddler Classroom

Their Sense of Dignity in a Montessori Toddler Classroom

The Montessori environment (at school or at home) is full of endless opportunities for children to learn how to care for themselves. We guide them and give them opportunities to learn how to eat, dress, use the washroom (see Potty Training Tips), prepare food,  clean up after themselves, and care for others. We call these skills Practical Life and Grace & Courtesy.

Toddler Montessori Classroom 1toddler sink & mirror

In the process of allowing children to learn these skills we must be most careful, and most diligent to preserve their sense of dignity.

“We should put ourselves in their place, or better, we should understand that children are sensitive to all the derision that is showered upon them, and which leaves them with a sense of humiliation. Such a lesson as mine did them justice [referring to her lesson on how to blow your nose], redeemed them, enabled them to raise themselves in social life. That was how I had to interpret it; for afterwards, through long experience, I discovered that children have a profound feeling of personal dignity and their souls may remain wounded, ulcerated, oppressed, in a way the adult can never have imagined.”
        Maria Montessori (The Secret of Childhood)
Care deeply for a child’s spirit. Realize that they too must have opportunities to try new things, fail at new things, and succeed at new things, without being afraid. Our goal as Montessori guides is to set the child up for success through the prepared environment, preparatory lessons, free will, and the repetition of lessons.

However, when success does not come immediately, we must protect their dignity and allow them to get up, brush themselves off, and try again without fear of being criticized or scolded.

Their spirits are tender. Be gentle.



Free Primary Research Outlines

Free Primary Research Outlines

When children begin to research topics they are interested in, it can be difficult for them to pull all the information together in an orderly fashion. An outline can be very helpful to guide them, and to bring some order to their newly acquired information. We have designed a set of FREE research outlines that children will find helpful as they begin their self-directed searches on various topics of interest. To download these free forms please visit our Free Downloads page.Free Primary Research FormsThese research forms will compliment many of our Nomenclature, Animal and Geography materials. This is a wonderful way of extending the use of the materials that already exist in your classroom.


The Montessori Guide

The Montessori Guide

This is an important topic to revisit as Montessori guides (aka – teacher, directress, director) and parents can use a reminder as to the ideal traits and role the guide is suppose to take in the Montessori environment.

Often Montessori guides are criticized for what appears to be inactivity, when really the foundation of their detailed and precise work has already been laid and it’s time to allow the children their time to work.

“A superficial judgment of the Montessori Method is too often that it requires little of the teacher, who has to refrain from interference and leave the children to their own activity. But when the didactive material is considered, its quantity and the order and details of its presentation, the task of the teacher becomes both active and complex…Her later “inactivity” is a sign of her success.”
Maria Montessori (Education for a New World)

The Baan Dek Montessori has done a great job at explaining some of the traits of  The Montessori Guide.