Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Terrific Tesselations

Did you know that tesselations are a part of the Montessori cirriculum...
falling somewhere between sensorial and geometry;or maybe better
stated a sensorial application of geometric shapes? MWEI has
a nice webpage and illustrations here:
A video presentation is here:

Jeff at Young Minds at play has made a beautiful set of wooden
shapes in trays following this idea which you can find here:

Here are the patterns for the shapes to make control cards etc. :

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas Nativity Sets

I love the variety and beauty of these nativity sets. (I include
some to play with in the mix...see if you can spot them!)
Native Nativity

Japanese Kokeshi Nativity (my personal favorite!)

Crocheted Nativity

Olive Wood Nativity from the Middle East

German Nativity

Peruvian Nativity

African Nativity

Waldorfian Nativity

Little People Nativity

Polish Nativity

Nativity on the fountain at Temple Square