A set of realistic models and PDF of corresponding cards to help introduce the names of important organs in the human body. A wonderful anatomy lesson that is as aesthetically interesting as it is scientifically informative!
The set includes eight models;
- Small intestines
- Large intestines
This exercise helps to promote language skills (in terms of both verbal and written language), concentration, attention to detail and the abstraction of information. The child first explores the models and then begins to match these 'concrete' 3-dimensional models to the more 'abstract' images on the cards.
The cards are designed by Montessori Child's own Jessica Langford, based on the sets used in her own Montessori Pre-school classroom. We send you the PDF of the cards so that you have the flexibility of making copies, replacements or resizes as you desire.
The Models and Cards can be used for a variety of activities;
- Encourage 'matching' skills as the child matches the object to the large card.
- Use just the card (without the models) to lead the child towards abstraction by identifying illustrations
- Introduce early literacy skills such as letter identification and whole-word recognition as a child matches the word-only card to the control card.
- Promote advanced literacy skills by demonstrating how to use the cards as the basis for creating an 'Organ Book'. The child can use the photographs to inspire an illustration of each organ and then use the printed word as guidance to write that under the drawing.
- Play a 'Mystery Bag' game by placing all the models inside a fabric bag (or under a piece of thin fabric) so that the child can try to identify the species based solely on the feel of the shape of the model.