He practices the transitional pose called the half sit. This strengthens his arms while he learns how to bring his legs underneath and in front of him.
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The Knobbed Puzzles, like many Montessori materials, have layers of engagement. From a child’s first experience of manipulating the knobbed pieces, to practicing literacy by reading labels, the knobbed puzzles are a well-loved material in the Montessori classroom.
The Cosmic Nesting Boxes are an important material for Montessori Cosmic Education. The purpose of this material is to teach children how a place exists within a larger place.
For the 3 to 6 year old child, painting is a way to strengthen muscles and refine motor skills. It improves concentration and coordination.
The Sandpaper Letters are iconic, pink or blue oversized cursive letters in rough sandpaper for a child to take to a table and practice tracing and pairing with a known phonetic sound.