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CULTURE

CULTURE

“Our work is not to teach, but to help the absorbent mind in its work of development. How marvelous it would be if by our help, if by an intelligent treatment of the child, if by understanding the needs of his physical life and by feeding his intellect, we could prolong the period of functioning of the absorbent mind!” - Maria Montessori.
Childhood is the time to plant seeds which will blossom later. By allowing the child to explore with his/her senses rather than merely reading a textbook an empirical attitude is fostered. The child should be encouraged to prove things for him/herself. An important tool in developing this empirical attitude is observation. In presenting the child with opportunities to really see and listen, his/her powers of observation are improved. Further, through involvement with nature with both mind and body, the child’s ability to concentrate grows. Exploration with living things then helps to train the child’s senses and enables him/her to perceive more precisely.
Throughout the cultural area, the adult wonders with the child, guiding the child to his/her own discoveries. The key is that we experience together with the child instead of telling the child what to experience. Discovery is what it is all about! 
 

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Sprout & Grow Window Farm with Wonder Soil

This transparent 'nature's window' allows gardeners of all ages to watch seeds sprout and grow into plants - right before their eyes! The large, transparent Sprout & Grow Window stands upright on a tabletop or windowsill. Special potting soil nurtures seeds for optimum growth. Comes with packets of bean and pea seeds, and a step-by-step guide with instructions, suggested activities, and journal pages to fill in as you follow the process from seed planting to full-grown plants.

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5.02.07
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$50.40
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Seed Puzzle

Wooden puzzle measuring 24 x 24 x 0.5 cm. 9.5 x 9.5 x 1/32 inches.

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5.02.07A
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$13.50
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Greenhouse

Protect plants inside and outside with this two-tiered Classroom greenhouse. Two sturdy wire shelves keep potted plants up off the ground, yet allow plenty of room for growth. Clear vinyl cover fits snugly over metal frame, and has a large zippered opening that ties open to allow access to all plants inside.

Features:

  • Two sturdy wire shelves keep potted plants up off the ground
  • Clear vinyl cover fits snugly over metal frame
  • Overall dimensions: 38" H x 19" W x 36" D
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5.02.08
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$89.10
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Flower Press

This Flower Press is a much more efficient, not to mention simpler way of drying flowers and leaves. A printed wooden enclosure with cardboard inserts screw together to dry your special memories, school projects or 3D artwork.

17.5 x 17.5 x 4.5 cm

 Ages 3+

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5.02.12
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$15.30
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Flower Bed

It’s a wooden flower bed!

10 plywood plants showing various stages of growth, from a seedling to a seed head, can be planted in any one of the 10 holes in the wooden base.

Made from sustainably sourced plywood.

Leaf measures: 4 cm (1.5 inches) wide x 17 cm (6.5 inches) tall.

Base measures: 21 cm x 9 cm (8.19 x 6.3 inches)

Age: 3+

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5.02.13
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$22.50
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Botany Cabinet with 3 Puzzles and Control Charts - Small

The wooden cabinet is specially designed to hold our small puzzles and matching control cards:

  • Wooden Leaf Puzzle with metal knobs and Control Card, 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm).
  • Wooden Tree Puzzle with metal knobs and Control Card, 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm).
  • Wooden Flower Puzzle with metal knobs and Control Card, 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm).

The cabinet measures: 

8.5 x 8 x 7.5 inches. 

21.5 cm x 20.5 cm x 19 cm. 

Made in Europe.

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5.02A
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$134.10
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Animal Puzzle Activity Set

Plastic control and name cards for each of the Animal Puzzle components.

Includes: a wooden beech wood box with compartments and lid

Box measurement: 12 1/2" x 9 3/8" x 1 1/4"

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5.03.10
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$41.40
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Insect Puzzle Cabinet with 5 Puzzles

This beautiful wooden cabinet is filled with 5 flying insect puzzles:

Butterfly, Lady Bug, Wasp, Dragonfly, and Fly.

Each puzzle measures: 24L cm x 24W cm x 1H cm

The cabinet dimensions: 27L cm x 23W cm x 21H cm

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5.03.12
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$103.50
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Penguin Puzzle

The Penguin  Puzzle is an excellent resource for teaching zoology or offering a fun animal activity for primary, toddler and elementary-level children.


Made  from high quality plywood with a satin-touch wood finish, each piece features a wooden knob for easy removal, and the silk-screened image is protected by a clear coat, ensuring long-lasting enjoyment and convenient storage.


Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 0.5 cm (about 9.5 x 9.5 x 1/32 inches).

 

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5.03.14
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$13.50
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