If you have one or more of the traditional Montessori sensorial materials, you undoubtedly want to encourage the best possible use of the material. Extensions can create more interest as well as add a new level of difficulty for your child or students who need a more advanced activity.
Some of the most likely sensorial materials to be purchased are the Montessori size materials: the cylinder blocks, knobless cylinders, pink tower, brown stair, and red rods.
Some Examples of Sensorial Size Extensions:
The Montessori Learning Center of Dundee has lots of photos of extensions of pink tower, brown stair, and knobless cylinders from years of teaching in a Montessori school.
Smiling Like Sunshine shows extensions with the pink tower and brown stair.
Lapappadolce has lots of pink tower and brown stair extensions along with free printables.
The Montessori MOMents photo shows a popular red rods extension. The blog is no longer available.
Förskoleburken has free knobless cylinder printables.
Montessori with Myra has a number of sensorial extensions.
Early Education with Antek and Kuba has inspiring pink tower and brown stair extensions.
I have a post with lots of amazing sensorial extension printables available for purchase from Montessori Print Shop.
I also have a post about preparing Montessori sensorial extensions with Spielgaben materials.
Wikisori has a number of extensions.
Montessori Works has free sensorial extension cards.
My sensorial posts often have extensions of activities.
If you have John Bowman’s eBook Montessori at Home: The Complete Guide to Doing Montessori Early Learning Activities at Home, you’ll find lots of easy-to-prepare extensions for sensorial activities.
Learn more about my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to. Teach Grace and Courtesy!
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