MPS Birthday Bash (day 4) – Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards Bundle

Happy 9th Birthday to Us! Glad you could join us for the fourth day of our 9th Birthday Bash. Enter to win our Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards Bundle.

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.
Montessori Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards by Montessori Print ShopThis Giveaway starts: Sunday Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:01am EST
This Giveaway ends: Thursday Jan 24, 2013 @ 12:01am EST3 lucky winners!


Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards Bundle

Montessori Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards by Montessori Print Shop
This set of printable Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards Bundle includes:

Knobless Cylinder Sequence Cards – 4 Cards
Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards Set 1 – 28 Cards
Knobless Cylinder Pattern Cards Set 2 – 28 Cards
Knobless Cylinder Comparison Cards – 30 Cards
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Montessori Math Extensions Bundle by Montessori Print Shop

MPS Birthday Bash (day 2) – Pink Tower and Broad Stair Pattern Cards Bundle

Happy 9th Birthday to Us! Glad you could join us for the second day of our 9th Birthday Bash. Enter to win our Pink Tower and Broad Stair Pattern Cards Bundle.

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.
Montessori Pink Tower and Broad Stair Pattern Cards by Montessori Print ShopThis Giveaway starts: Friday Jan 18, 2013 @ 12:01am EST
This Giveaway ends: Tuesday Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:01am EST
Four lucky winners!

This bundle includes printable pattern cards for the Pink Tower and Broad Stair:

Pink Tower Cards (Cornered) – 10 Cards
Broad Stair Cards (Centered) – 10 Cards
Broad Stair Cards – (Cornered) – 10 Cards
Broad Stair Cards (Centered) – 10 Cards

Pink Tower & Broad Stair Pattern Cards Set 1 – 8 Cards
Pink Tower & Broad Stair Pattern Cards Set 2 – 8 Cards
Pink Tower & Broad Stair Pattern Cards Set 3 – 8 Cards


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Animal Kingdom Cards by Montessori Print Shop

Visuospatial Skills Can Be Developed

Visuospatial Skills Can Be Developed

Visuospatial skills are the abilities to recognize and organize information when you see something and then interpret what you see. Examples of this skill include reading, recognizing shapes, finding objects in a picture, and following a map.

Visuospatial skills begin developing from birth. Mobiles are commonly used for babies and supported by Montessori for the development of these skills. Studies have shown that infants not only prefer to look at high contrast graphics, but that such images like black and white graphics can:

  • enhance curiosity
  • increase attention span
  • stimulate the creation of synapses (brain cell connections)
  • calm a baby (when he’s bored)

For those interested in mobiles here is a good post (with pictures) on Montessori Infant Mobiles from How We Montessori.

Visuospatial skills can be further developed by allowing children to explore their environment. Children need to touch everything and know the space they live in, work in, play in, in order to have a solid understanding of how it relates to them and everything within the environment.

There are many ways to help develop these skills:

  • using Practical Life and Sensorial materials
  • walking on the line
  • action songs
  • using wooden blocks to build structures
  • movement games and climbing activities (physical education)
  • puzzles
  • crafts (the reproduction of an original)
  • drawing free hand
  • reproducing patterns (either by drawing or by objects)
  • learn basic mapping skills and drawing a map of the neighborhood
  • matching pictures of objects to silhouettes (animals & silhouettes)
Animals and Silhouettes by Montessori Print Shop

So take a look through your home and/or school and see if you’re supporting the development of visuospatial skills. It’s never too late!

Printable Montessori Sensorial Activity Cards

Printable Montessori Sensorial Activity Cards

Printable Montessori Sensorial Activity Cards: The Pink Tower, Broad Stair (Brown Stair), Red Rods (Long Rods), Cylinder Blocks, and Knobless Cylinder Blocks. All of these Sensorial Activity Cards offer an excellent extension activity for children who have had the hands-on experience with the Montessori Sensorial materials. For those children who want to share their  Montessori Sensorial material experiences with their families at home – they can color these printed Montessori samples and take them home to help guide their verbal explanations of their activities.

Montessori Sensorial Activity Cards by Montessori Print Shop

This printable file includes both full color and black-line masters for the following Montessori materials:

  • Pink Tower
  • Red Rods (also includes set labeled “Long Rods”)
  • Brown Stair (also includes set labeled “Broad Stair”)
  • Knobbed Cylinders (sets A,B,C and D)
  • Knobless Cylinders (red, yellow, green and blue)
  • includes a black-line master set of knobless cylinders that have a blank space for stating the color (for those who do not follow the Nienhuis color code).