In my AMS Montessori Primary training, we were introduced to the classroom materials in the same way as a new student of three. We began with the Practical Life section of the classroom and moved on to the Sensorial section. As with many aspects of my life, I believe that books should play a key role in a child’s life. Not only does it encourage reading, but it can often reinforce a concept. As a Montessori teacher, I was looking for reality-based picture books that I could read to my class that would reinforce the concepts they were absorbing. Unfortunately, I just didn’t have the time to find and review a large number of subject-specific books. My students were read to often, but it would have been nice to have a guide for specific topics. This is my attempt to remedy that problem. You can find the overview of Practical Life book reviews here.
Next week, I plan to tackle the large subject of visual learning. We’ll start with color.