# Montessori

## Upcoming Singapore workshop

Heard all the benefits of early right brain education and want to know how to practise it at home? Want to know how to flash cards, how to play memory games, and most importantly, How to have your child run excitedly to you to do home practice? Wish to meet a group of mums enthusiastic about home […]

## Sandpaper Letters

Sandpaper Letters is an excellent material designed by Dr. Maria Montessori to introduce alphabet writing and sounds (or beginner’s phonics) to young children. I introduced them to #1 Vee at about 3+ years old. He wasn’t keen on writing at that age, yet he enjoyed practising with the sandpaper letters. Eventually, he started writing at

## How to teach time

Vee has been able to understand time rather well quite some time back, maybe at 4-5 years old. And I realised it’s a very useful skill for a child. Here’s what we do to learn about time: 1. Flash cards To teach time, it’s important to use the analog clock instead of digital clock. This

## Upcoming KL Workshops

Heard all the benefits of early right brain education and want to know how to practise it at home? Want to know how to flash cards, how to play memory games, and most importantly, How to have your child run excitedly to you to do home practice? Wish to meet a group of mums enthusiastic about home

## Easy math with Montessori beads

Here’s more on blending right brain and Montessori math. After practising with addition and subtraction using the Hundred Board, Vee is still keen to learn more math. (He chose the math tray from the shelves.) So I’m showing him how to solve similar equations using Montessori math beads. Some notes: I love Montessori beads because they’re very attractive

## Right brain & Montessori math [Part 2]

Here’s another simple activity that blends right brain and Montessori math… 1. Use a thick marker pen to write numerals on small pieces of card stock. Jae and I worked on 0 to 10 first. Make 2 sets of such cards. 2. Invite the child to stick the corresponding number of dot stickers onto the

## [Math] Blending right brain & Montessori math

After breakfast, I introduced Vee to a new math activity. A list of simple equations to work out mentally through imaging / memory / intuition (right brain), then check with DIY Montessori hundred board (my free printable is here) and counters. He loves it and blasted through nearly 3 worksheets. He worked mentally, while I

## [Printable] Numbers & Words Card Game (0 to 10,000)

Vee is starting on Singapore Math – My Pals are Here primary 1 books. So far, he’s been learning Math using the Shichida Method (from 1 year old), the Montessori Method (from 4 years old), and through daily experiences. I’m using My Pals are Here to observe how he takes to textbook and workbook-style learning.

## [Montessori Printable] Golden Hundred Square & Thousand Cube

Today’s post is on how to make your own Montessori Golden Thousand Cube for teaching Mathematics. To let the child visualise quantities of 1,000 to 9,000, the Montessori Decimal System (Golden Beads) Complete Layout  requires 45 Golden Thousand Cubes. Over here in Malaysia, each cube costs RM100+ (!!!), so there’s no way we’d buy 45 of them

## [Montessori Printable] Writing on a line

Here’s a short post on the Montessori method of teaching a child to write on a line… Some time back, I let Vee practise writing on lined paper, but his letters were “jumping” all over the place. So I went back to Karen Tyler’s Language album to use the presentation on Line Placement (on page

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