I love the Montessori sensorial materials. I also love Spielgaben educational toys. I combined the two today for some cube-building activities that will help preschoolers through children in early elementary get a greater understanding of cubes.
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In case you’re not familiar with Spielgaben toys, they are exceptionally high-quality educational toys designed for ages 3-12. You can see from the photo that the cabinet is very high quality and fits in well in a room with traditional Montessori materials. I love the new, easily removable drawers in version 4.
The Spielgaben complete set comes with over 700 pages of full-color printed learning materials. These printed materials help you as a parent or teacher easily use Spielgaben toys educationally with your child and/or students.
Note: The yarn balls in set 1 are fine for babies and toddlers. The other sets should only be used with ages 3 and older unless your toddler no longer mouths objects or you are constantly supervising your toddler during an activity using the materials.
Montessori Sensorial Extensions with Spielgaben
Previously, I had published a post on how to prepare Montessori sensorial extensions with Spielgaben educational toys. Today, I’m adding to the work I had done with cube building.
Spielgaben Materials Used in This Post
For this post, I used the wooden shapes from Spielgaben sets #4, 5, and 5B.
I used Spielgaben Play Guide 1 Worksheets #4, #5, #5-1, and #5B.
Other Materials Used
- Montessori binomial and trinomial cubes (Mine are from Alison’s Montessori – Review.) You could just use the Spielgaben cubes without the binomial and trinomial cubes.
- Cube from Montessori geometric solids (Mine is the natural wood version from Alison’s Montessori – Review.) Again, this isn’t essential, but it’s a nice model for comparison.
- Multicraft tray
- Montessori Services basket
For preschoolers, I like to put the needed materials in a basket or tray. Older children can find the needed materials from the Spielgaben cabinet.
Cube Building with Montessori and Spielgaben Materials
My 4-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, is in love with the Montessori binomial and trinomial cubes. She’s comfortable building the binomial cube (presentation) and trinomial cube in the box, so I made it more difficult by having her build them outside the box. (As I said in my materials list, these aren’t essential for the Spielgaben cube building. But I think they can add another level of understanding for Montessori homeschoolers.)
Zoey was very interested in each of the steps in the cube-building activity. I love her expression of concentration!
All My Spielgaben Posts
Many of these include links to free printables! (Click on an image to go to the related blog post. The gallery is ordered according to publication date with my latest post at the top.)
Version 4 of Spielgaben Educational Toys
I highly recommend Spielgaben as an amazing educational material for home or school. Even though the toys aren’t inexpensive, they’re definitely worth the price because of the high quality of materials and number of years your children or students can use them.
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