Give preschoolers the gift of learning with this Montessori-inspired early childhood book and box! This box is filled with animal puzzle fun that teaches children about some favorite creatures—including deer, owls, foxes, and seals—and their habitats. Jigsaw-style activities help children master basic concepts, while an accompanying booklet explains how the process works. It not only stimulates learning through play: it enhances the child’s cognitive development. The activities become progressively more complex according to the three stages of a child’s learning: getting to know the material through sensory experience, recognizing the material, and being able to explain the material.The box contains:
- 24 tiles, corresponding to as many animals
- A colorful poster depicting four habitats: savanna, jungle, forest, and the polar regions
- 4 panels with 24 removable animals to decorate the poster
- A manual explaining the activity, as well as useful tips to help you further your knowledge of the Montessori educational approach and apply it to your everyday life
About the Author
Chiara Piroddi is an expert in neuropsychology who works at the Hospital Niguarda Ca’ Granda in Milan, Italy. She has worked with children of all ages, including those with severe mental and physical disabilities. Agnese Baruzzi has written and/or illustrated more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, France, South Korea, and the United States. She is the illustrator of the beautiful laser-cut editions of Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, and Hansel and Gretel (all Sterling).