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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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Body Layer Puzzle - Boy

How does the human body work? This 5-layer wooden puzzle successively introduces children to the skeleton, blood circulation, organs, and muscles with colorful patterns.

Don't be afraid, all the details are nicely drawn and when the last pieces of the puzzle are put in place, a nice little boy appears (clothing layer).


A great educational activity at home or in the classroom to teach children about their own body.


Each of the five layers focuses on a different system that exists within the human body.

 
Kids learn about the body by figuring out which layer goes first, second, third, and so on.


This puzzle is actually contains 5 puzzles in 1 with each layer consisting of 5-6-pieces.


17.5 x 29.8 x 1.5 cm.

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6.71C
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$28.80
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Tabletop Magnification Station

Children will get a closer look at insects, rocks, grass—even their own fingers with this amazing scientific tool.

Simply rest this 4x magnifier on the table, floor or ground to bring objects into view. Station measures 7"H x 9" in diameter

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6.73.01
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$86.40
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3-Way Magnification Station

Let students observe with a close eye, then compare views. Three visual experiences: 4x magnification, 8x/20x combo magnification, and kaleidoscopic distortion.

Early science tool for observations and investigations of insects, feathers, leaves, rocks and more.

Station measures 9 1/2"L x 9"H

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6.73.01A
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$86.40
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3" Magnifier

Heavy glass lens with 3" diameter and 3x magnification is set securely in plastic frame.

Large, easy-to-grip handle.

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6.73.02
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$9.90
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Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand

Extra-large magnifiers sized perfectly for small hands!

Ideal for taking a closer look at critters, rocks, fabric and so much more! Flip-out stands on each magnifier allow for engaged, hands-free viewing. Each magnifier’s super-safe, plastic lens measures 4.5” in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification.

  • Set of 6 comes organized in a convenient stand
  • Magnifiers measure 8”L
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6.73.03
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$75.60
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Magnetic/Non-Magnetic Activity

By experimenting with a magnet children will discover if 22 different items are magnetic or non-magnetic. This set has everything to get started.

Set includes:

- 11 Magnetic Items

- 11 Non-Magnetic Items

- Small Wooden Tray with Handles (1.05.04A)

- Horseshoe Magnet

- 2 Laminated Labels: Magnetic and Non-Magnetic

- Table Mat, 18 x 15 inches

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6.73.04
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$44.10
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Mighty Magnet

1. Place our large red Mighty Magnet into our Medium Wooden Tray (1.05.5) with a basket of metal and non-metal objects and place a felt cloth underneath.

2. Invite a child to join you and carry the materials to a table.

3. Lay out the felt mat and arrange the materials neatly in order of use.

4. Introduce the magnet: "This is a magnet, it attracts things. Let's discover which objects it will attract."

5. Remove metal objects from the basket and place it on the felt mat.

6. Hold the magnet close to the object - it will be attracted to the magnet.

7. Invite the child to try. Place it to one side as shown.

8. Repeat the procedure for a non-metal object. It will not be attracted to the magnet.

Place it to the other side.

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6.75
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$9.00
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Horseshoe Magnet

Where can you make the magnet stick? How does it work? For these kinds of discussions and more, use this durable, plastic horseshoe-shaped magnet.

Magnetically correct: one foot north and one foot south.

Plastic horseshoe-shaped magnet measure 12 cm x 12 cm ( 5 x 5 inches)

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6.75.01
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$8.10
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Set of 6 Horseshoe Magnets in Six Colors

Where can you make the magnet stick? How does it work?

For these kinds of discussions and more, use these durable, plastic horseshoe-shaped magnets.

Magnetically correct: one foot north and one foot south. Set of 6 durable, plastic horseshoe-shaped magnets come in a rainbow of colors.

12 x 12 cm

5 x 5 inches

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6.75.02
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$47.70
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Magnetic Wand

Magnetic magic!

Teach them all about magnetic properties as they learn and explore with this set of magnetic wands.

Our medium-size plastic magnetic wand measures 19cm (7 inches).

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6.76
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$4.05
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Primary Science Lab Set

These real science tools are perfectly sized for little hands! Put this powerful assortment of resources right to work with the accompanying selection of hands–on science activity cards. • Includes durable, unbreakable beaker, magnifying glass, funnel, eyedropper, flask, tweezers, goggles, large 6" test tube and stand, 2 small test tubes with lids and stand, plus an Activity Guide • Provides accurate measurement markings to support rigorous investigations. • Encourages inquiry with 10 double–sided Activity Cards that reinforce science process skills, living and nonliving things, physical science, senses and more.

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6.76.01
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$43.20
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Primary Science Mix & Measure Set

• Chunky, colourful tools are contoured for little hands • Scale, bowl, 3 self-standing spoons and 6 unique cup designs help children visualize quantities • Activity Cards guide children in making mystery goo, puffy paint, slime and more! • Bowl measures 4.75”H x 6” in diameter

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6.76.02
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$64.80
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