Montessori Toddler Classification Cards with Printable
Nora is getting to the age where she is starting to be ready for matching work. She is starting to make connections about the world around her. We've dabbled with matching work before, but she wasn't quite ready. Now, as she really enters the sensitive period for order, I've noticed a real interest and Montessori toddler classification cards are a great place to start. She's also picking up words left and right as she expands her vocabulary.
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These cards are really simple to make! Just print out the printable I created. There are three different sets -- clothes, kitchen, and bathroom. Each set contains five to seven images. You can cut out and paste each set on to different colored card stock so that they are self-correcting should the cards get mixed together. Then, laminate for durability. Then, place each set in it's own basket or tray. You can also make your own by using any set of related images.
To use these cards, each set is presented on its own to the child. I used a mat to present to Nora, but you don't have to, any surface is fine! To present the cards, I do a 2-part lesson. First I take each card slowly out of the basket and then say its name. With toddlers, I'm careful not to talk and move at the same time. Then, just place on the mat.
These cards can be used to introduce toddlers to new concepts until they are 3-years-old. Adding more cards can increase the challenge for older toddlers. Stay tuned for the next step in the matching process!
Have you introduced language or matching materials to your toddler?
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