The box includes:
- Toob Miniatures
- Aquarium Plants
- A Standard Blue Felt Square
- Brown Felt Cut Freehand for Floor
- Ocean Grammar Labels - See below to download for free
Before introducing the cards, review the names of everything in the box via the three period lesson.
Once the various parts are known, introduce the noun cards (black outline). If your child is a new reader, it may be helpful to simplify the noun set by removing more difficult words.
As your child progresses, you can begin to offer more words. Here are a few examples of how the experience can progress over time.
It is not necessary to name the parts of speech. In fact, it is often more meaningful to the child if they independently discover how the various color coded sets are used. The cards have been color coded to match the Montessori Grammar Symbols. An older child who has experience with that material will be able to make the correlation.
But the fun doesn't stop there! Here is an example of our Musical Instruments mini environment. I was able to purchase a full set of matching grammar cards from LDA Montessori.
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