ABRAMS, Board Books, 9781419709357, 18pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning shapes, Montessori students first develop an understanding of the spatial object in comparison to other shapes and a relevant application for each shape "before "learning the names. Inspired by this process, "Montessori: Shape Work "offers readers die-cut shapes to trace with their fingers, grouped by family for comparison, and illustrated with a familiar object for relevancy. Featured shapes include three triangles (equilateral, isosceles, right-angled); three rounds (circle, oval, ellipse); three parallelograms (square, rectangle, rhombus); and three polygons (pentagon, hexagon, octagon). With a letter to parents included, this third Montessori board book joins "Montessori: Letter Work "and "Montessori: Number Work "in a growing library of original concept books.