Here is the activity that will solve so much of your overwhelm whe it comes to combining Montessori subjects for multiple uses!
In this episode, I share with you an awesome activity that will alleviate a great deal of your frustration when it comes to merging Montessori themes for many purposes!
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Montessori Subjects for Ages 3-6
Practical Life and Culture are two of the six Montessori subjects. When you think of culture in a Montessori context, it encompasses things like geography, history, science, and even art.
Practical Life is often one of the first areas that new Montessori students are introduced to.
It is full of real-life activities that help children.
They will develop valuable life skills such as independent thinking, concentration, and fine motor control.
So how can you combine these two important subjects?
Here are three ways:
1. Use cultural objects from around the world in your practical life activities.
For example, if you are doing a sorting activity, use shells from different countries or beads of various colors and shapes.
2. Incorporate global songs and dances into your practical life routines.
For example, you can sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” in English while washing your hands at the sink.
3. Tell stories about different cultures while you are engaged in practical life activities.
For example, if you are cooking a meal together, tell your child about the traditional ingredients used in dishes from other parts of the world.
This activity is a great way to add some variety to your Montessori lessons.
It will make them more engaging for your students!
The Montessori Culture Subject
What is Montessori Culture?
The Montessori culture subject is made up of four main areas: geography, history, science, and art.
It is designed to help children understand and appreciate the world around them.
This subject encourages children to explore and learn about different cultures from all over the world.
It is a great way to introduce your students to new places, customs, and traditions.
The Montessori Practical life Subject
-One way to do this is by using the material from a culture and implementing it into a practical life activity.
For example, if you are studying the Inca people, you could use quipus (knotted cords) in a counting or math activity.
-You can also use Montessori materials to create a cultural scene.
This could involve setting up a small world play area with objects representing different aspects of the culture being studied.
-Another way to bring Practical Life and Culture together is by using cultural songs and stories as part of your daily routine.
This could include singing a native song while washing dishes or reading a folklore story before bedtime.
I hope these tips help you to easily incorporate Practical Life and Culture into your Montessori routine!
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