Thursday, April 22, 2010

Knobless Cylinders . . .

(picture from the Nienhaus website)

I was on the fence for the longest time about buying these - and I even tried selling them once because they didn't get used much back then. But this year - WOW. In the last month, the knobless cylinders have been out so often in the Preschool Area. And they have learned so much from using them.

In fact, this year has been an interesting year for me, Montessori-wise. This is the only year in the past 7 years that I have had more than one child that is doing lots of work in Period 5 (and in Period 4 too) I'm also often seeing one or two children using the knobless cylinders, another using the brown stairs, and another using the block tower, and then they talk about how they each have ten, and how they can all stack up, etc. The Montessori materials never cease to amaze me - I don't even have to open my mouth and they learn the concepts, just from using the materials.

3 comments:

The Sunshine Crew said...

Neat post about the knobless cylinders and how sometimes materials will sit and then, other times, they just fly off the shelves as the children are more into them at the time.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my post. Neat how it seems that many folks had children working on these over the last few days.
Have a nice weekend:)

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