If you’re a parent or preschool teacher, you might be wondering how to teach young children using Montessori methods. I have two free math downloads today that are perfect for teaching preschoolers. KHT Montessori is letting me host two examples of materials that are part of the KHT Montessori 12-month course. The numerals and counters presentation from the math album along with printable numerals and counters cards can be used as a first introduction to Montessori numerals and counters!
Free Numerals and Counters Presentation from KHT Montessori
This is one of the traditional Montessori math presentations. You can download 3 pages from the KHT Montessori math album here.
Free Numerals and Dots Cards from KHT Montessori
Numerals and Dots (Flashcards) are also included in the KHT Montessori online course. The printable has a great suggestion for use:
“Put together a basket containing 55 small objects. Have the child place one object on each of the red dots.”
This is a wonderful idea for children who aren’t quite ready to complete the traditional numerals and counters from 1-10. And it could easily be adapted for a theme, using exactly 55 of an object related to your current theme if you use a theme (or to the current season or holiday).
Download the numerals and dots cards here.
All the Freebies from KHT Montessori
To get all the freebies (instant downloads except for the subscriber freebie geography album) from KHT Montessori and see my latest KHT Montessori post, go to my “Freebies for Parents and Teachers from KHT Montessori” post.
The Structure of the KHT Montessori Online Course with Class Forum Example
If you wonder about how the course is structured, check out this information by Karen Tyler about the forum based classroom:
“Let’s be honest here, most of us are very busy with family, outside jobs, etc. We also all live in many different time zones. Most “virtual class rooms” require you to log in at a specific time to be part of a live webinar/class. Self-paced online programs do not offer the personal direction and discussion with a teacher nor classmates. We have created a Forum Based Classroom that can be accessed any day of the week any time day or night. You can log in on your schedule and read the lectures, ask questions, join in on the discussion and I check in daily to reply and keep the class moving forward. It is the benefits of a live classroom but on your schedule!”
You can see an example of the forum (answering the question: “Is Montessori education rigid?”) here. (Click on the forum image to see it at full size.)
More about the KHT Montessori Online Certificate Program
You’ll find lots more information about what’s included in the KHT 12-month online course in this post.
Free KHT Montessori Geography Album
You’ll get the entire KHT Montessori geography album if you simply sign up for my newsletter! You’ll also read more about my experiences with KHT Montessori in this post.
I highly recommend Karen’s KHT Montessori training! It’s great for all sorts of people, including homeschoolers, Montessori teachers who want to refresh their training, and preschool teachers who’d like to add Montessori activities to their preschool classrooms. Karen also has all the details at KHT Montessori.
Update: The giveaway is now closed. See the open giveaway here.
What You Will Win: Karen Tyler’s Complete Montessori Training Course that starts February 27 AND the 12 Montessori teacher training albums/manuals that are full of curriculum!!! (ARV $330)
Who is Eligible:
This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older worldwide. The first entry is mandatory. You must leave a blog post comment telling why you want to win (and be sure to say you did that on the Rafflecopter form)! After you’ve completed your mandatory entry, there are lots of optional entries. You have many chances to win! (Note: For the extra entries, you may count ways of following that you already do. For example, if you previously followed @DebChitwood on Twitter, you may still count that for your “follow @DebChitwood on Twitter” entry!)
It’s easy to enter giveaways with Rafflecopter! Just follow the directions to enter.If you still have questions about the Rafflecopter form, here’s a video with quick directions for entering through Rafflecopter. (Note: If you have problems with the Rafflecopter form, you can sign up on the Rafflecopter form at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page. Just be sure to leave your blog comment here! Both Rafflecopter forms are the same, so it doesn’t matter which one you sign up on.)
You must complete the Mandatory Entry to qualify for any additional entries. The giveaway closes 9:00pm PST on Wednesday, February 8. Best of luck!
It’s Thursday morning, February 9. I really appreciated all the comments and 1,575 entries. A winner has been selected using Random.org through Rafflecopter!
The winner of the $330 KHT Montessori Online Course with 12 Montessori Teachers’ Manuals is Petra!
I’m so happy for Petra, who had multiple entries! (Note: Petra, you have 48 hours to respond to my email, or a new winner will be chosen.)
The comment for Petra’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win the online training course) said:
“I would like to win for all the children in my family as well as the children I work with.”
CONGRATULATIONS, Petra!!! A HUGE THANK YOU to KHT Montessori for sponsoring this awesome giveaway – and thank you to everyone who entered!And, always, thanks so much to all my blog sponsors! Montessori Print Shop Montessori Compass Spielgaben Pin It! Maps Maestro Classics Alison’s Montessori KHT Montessori
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