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Our Pink Montessori Tower!

16.01.2020

Hi everyone!

For this post I wanted to put the spotlight on a particular piece of equipment that is treasured beyond belief by both our staff and children, and that piece of equipment is our Pink Montessori Tower.

It’s designed as a self correcting activity which helps the children to practice their problem solving skills without the help of adults. They proactively use their thinking skills to create, plan and change their strategies when it comes to building the tower. Not only is their physical development massively supported, but so is their mathematical abilities! We’ve witnessed and encouraged the children to have fun counting the pieces while also exploring and getting to know the different sizes laid out in front of them. They also love to combine the pieces with other materials around the nursery which really pushes their imaginations to the next level.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, language development is also promoted throughout this activity as our staff model different language to the children, using words such as ‘small’, ‘tall’ and ‘big’ as the children build so they can really grasp and visualise what the words mean. As we all know, a big part of growing up is learning how to work with other people and developing social skills. This activity really kick starts this in a positive way within the children as they really enjoy building the tower together. They practice sharing, turn taking and helping one another which is incredible to watch.

Lots of love,

Leigh x

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299

newcastle@leighsnurseries.co.uk

7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

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The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097

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1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001

heddon@leighsnurseries.co.uk

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