Win our Montessori Pink, Blue, and Green Phonetic Language Series

Win our Montessori Pink, Blue, and Green Phonetic Language Series

Happy 11th Birthday to Us! This is the last giveaway of our 11th Anniversary Birthday Bash.  Be sure to see all the great giveaways that end Jan 31, 2015.

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This fantastic Montessori Language Series includes the following Pink Blue Green Bundles. The Bundles contains 51 pdf files and instructions that you print and prepare for your children to use. Click the individual links to view the contents of each Series.

 Montessori Green Phonogram Series Bundle – 20 LessonsMontessori Green Phonogram Language Series by Montessori Print Shop

The winner has the option of choosing the non-color coded Series
– also known as Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 in our store.

This giveaway is open world-wide. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. There is no purchase necessary.

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Free Montessori Printable: Pumpkins and Squash Picture Cards

Free Montessori Printable: Pumpkins and Squash Picture Cards

It’s the perfect time of the year to study Autumn produce from the Farmer’s Market and outdoor Food Markets. A nature table is the perfect way to introduce children to the lovely colors and textures of pumpkins, squashes, gourds, and a variety of apples.

The October Freebie is now available and can help the children learn the names of various pumpkins and squash. Please remember that you have to visit our Free Montessori Downloads page in order to download it – you’re not able to download it through our shopping site.

Free Pumpkins and Squash Picture Cards
Free Pumpkins and Squash Picture Cards by Montessori Print Shop

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This work includes:
acorn squash, butternut squash, delicata squash, hubbard squash, kabocha squash, red kuri squash, spaghetti squash, sweet dumpling squash, turban squash, blue hokkaido pumpkin, cheese pumpkin, kakai pumpkin, rouge d’etamp pumpkin, sugar pie pumpkin, white pumpkin, and winter luxury pumpkin.

Includes:

  • 1 brief information card
  • 1 title card
  • 16 types of squash and pumpkins (labeled photographic cards)

Free Printable Montessori Material – Noun Sorting Cards

Free Printable Montessori Material – Noun Sorting Cards

Download this free printable Montessori material for your grammar area. Visit our Free Montessori Downloads page for this freebie.

Noun Sorting Cards

This work includes:

  • instructions
  • 3 category cards (2 sizes included)
  • 18 sorting cards (with labels)
  • 1 Control Chart
Free printable Noun Sorting Cards by Montessori Print Shop

Free printable Noun Sorting Cards

MPS Birthday Bash (day 8) – Pink Blue Green Montessori Language Series

Happy 9th Birthday to Us! Glad you could join us for the eighth day of our 9th Birthday Bash.Yet again we have another fantastic Bundle for you. Actually, it’s 3 Bundles! Enter to win our Pink Blue Green Montessori Language Series.
This Giveaway is now CLOSED.
Pink, Blue, Green Montessori Language Series by Montessori Print Shop
This Giveaway starts: Thursday Jan 24, 2013 @ 12:01am EST
This Giveaway ends: Monday Jan 28, 2013 @ 12:01am EST1 lucky winner!

This fantastic Montessori Language Series includes the following Pink Blue Green Sets. Click the individual links to view the contents of each Series.
Montessori Pink Language Series by Montessori Print ShopMontessori Blue Language Series Bundle 15 LessonsMontessori Blue Language Series by Montessori Print ShopMontessori Green Phonogram Series Bundle – 20 LessonsMontessori Green Phonogram Language Series by Montessori Print ShopThe winner has the option of choosing the noncolor coded Series
– also known as Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 in our store.
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. After the first mandatory entry there are entries that can be used daily. 

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Don’t forget to enter the other daily Giveaways from our 9th Birthday Bash.
Primary Montessori Teaching Manuals by Montessori Print Shop

November Newsletter: Happy US Thanksgiving!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all our US friends.
We hope you enjoy a peaceful holiday with your families.
Have some fun over the holiday using our Nomenclature Cards. Learn the names of the parts of the Turkey, Cornucopia, Pumpkin. You can read how to use Montessori Nomenclature here.

Printable Thanksgiving Nomenclature Cards by Montessori Print Shop

November FREEbie
Now available for FREE: “Bossy E” Word Cards
Download here (scroll to the bottom of the download page)

Free Bossy E Word Cards by Montessori Print ShopJoin us on Friday November 23rd for some great savings on some of the following:

Black Friday Sales on printable Montessori materialsDeluxe CD Rom Collection
Geography Bundles
Language Bundles
Math Bundles
Nomenclature Bundles
Limited quantities available

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Short Poetry for Children

Short Poetry for Children

An important material to have in your classroom or homeschool environment is short poetry for children.

Poetry can delight, excite, and inspire children to write creatively.The great beauty of poetry lies in its ability to become a shared experience between the reader and writer. Through the power of poetry, readers are able to make connections to the poems they read. By bringing their own background experience to the poem, young readers find more meaning in them and are able to appreciate them more.

Start children off with short poems for listening, reading, and copy work. To make this process easier we’ve put together 10 cards of short poetry and they are available for FREE! (scroll to the bottom of the Free Downloads page)

The following short poems are included:

  1. Color
  2. A House Is a House For Me
  3. Little Kitten
  4. Bubble
  5. The Little Seed
  6. Ladybird
  7. Autumn Leaves
  8. The Whale
  9. Grandfather’s Fish
  10. The Moon

Printable Short Poetry Cards by Montessori Print Shop

Download this Freebie on our Free Montessori Downloads page

 

Animal Materials for Montessori Language and Grammar Work

Animal Materials for Montessori Language and Grammar Work

Here’s an opportunity to win a few animal-based materials that can be used for both language/grammar and animal studies.

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.

What DID we do all day? Blog has been sharing their journey through the Montessori Lower Elementary Language/Grammar studies. They’ve given written and pictorial accounts of each step so far, which have been very helpful to those who are preparing to start this work.printable Montessori language and animal materialsThey’re also hosting a Giveaway for us. Be sure to visit the Giveaway Post and enter for your chance to win.The Giveaway includes the following files:

Animals and Their GroupsAnimals and Their Groups by Montessori Print Shop

Animals and Their Homesprintable Animals and Their Homes Cards by Montessori Print Shop

Young and Adult Animal Cards
(these cards are ‘Toddler’ sized)Young and Adult Animal Cards by Montessori Print ShopOR, instead of the ‘Toddler’ size shown above, you can choose the primary size.

 Young and Adult Animal CardsYoung and Adult Animal Cards by Montessori Print ShopGiveaway ends May 20, 2012.

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Why are there so many color combinations for the printed Moveable Alphabet?

Why are there so many color combinations for the printed Moveable Alphabet?

Question: “I have been considering getting your movable alphabet along with some pink
series cards for my 3-1/2 year old. Why is the alphabet in so many colors?”

Answer: Our Printed Moveable Alphabet comes with a variation of colors that you can
choose the colors that best match your Montessori language materials. The consonants are in one color, the vowels in another. This helps the child to identify the vowel sounds with greater ease.

Printed Moveable AlphabetPrintable Montessori Moveable Alphabet

The color combinations we offer in our Printed Moveable Alphabet + Lessons are:

  • vowels: red or blue
  • consonants: black, pink, red

Moveable Alphabet Color Options
Prior to the presentation of the Moveable Alphabet, children are taught 
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Language Training Used In Montessori & Free Download

Language Training Used In Montessori and Free Download

Definition of Language:
a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks, that have understood meanings.

Language is a vital human phenomenon; it lives, changes, and dies.
Language is specifically a human expression and it should be a delight!
Language is learned and not inborn.

The mental capacity for creating language is unique; it allows the child to speak the language (mother tongue) correctly even if it is the most complicated language. The child has all he needs to prepare for language – therefore, put into his environment, he absorbs completely and with little effort, the language of his group. Until the child is age six he absorbs everything with little effort. After age 6 the child is able to learn a new language but it is only with a conscious effort that this can be done.

It is important to remember that language is a point of departure – not a point of arrival. The world is opened up to the child when he is given rich vocabulary that is rooted in reality. It is a means for understanding the world around him and it drives the child to seek out the truths of the world.

Language Training activities elicit language from the children and … Read Full Article and access the Free Download of ‘Imagine Stories’

Extension lessons for the Moveable Alphabet

Extension lessons for the Moveable Alphabet

One of the tutorials included in the “How To…” section on our website is how to make a moveable alphabet. The Moveable Alphabet is a wonderful language material that gives a child the ability to express what is in his mind, without the need for skillful manipulation of a pencil.

printable Montessori Moveable Alphabet by Montessori Print Shop

The ability to manipulate the letters and create the words a child is thinking of, removes a lot of the frustration that children experience if they have difficulty putting a pencil to paper. Review the tutorial, and make yourself a printable Moveable Alphabet – your child will love it!

Printable Picture Cards

Also available in our Moveable Alphabet section: printable Moveable Alphabet picture cards. These picture cards are an extension lesson that can be used as visual prompts to help children work independently with the Moveable Alphabet. The picture cards are grouped by skill level, so that the children work successfully within their current skill level. These picture cards can be used to create words with either our printable Moveable Alphabet, or the large wooden Moveable Alphabet.

Printable Moveable Alphabet

Our picture cards come in two sizes, with or without color-coding. The color-coded set follows our Pink Blue Green Language Series and the set without color-coding follows our Step 1, 2, 3 Language Series (you can read more about this language system in our Language FAQ’s).

Sound Cards for the Printable Moveable Alphabet

Sound cards are another extension for the moveable alphabet. They allow the child additional time to explore sounds and complete words that are missing either the initial sounds, vowel sounds, or ending sounds. We have sound cards for the large wooden Moveable Alphabet and also for our Printable Moveable Alphabet – since we know there are so many of you who have made your own set.

Available in 3 color combinations (red/blue, pink/blue, blue/red) and for initial, vowel or final sounds in our Moveable Alphabet section:

Moveable Alphabet Sound Cards