'Geo-boards' are a popular material in early childhood and junior primary environments as they provide a great way to introduce geometry and patterns while strengthening motor dexterity. It took me a long time to find a geo-board that I was willing to share on Montessori Child because the majority of them tend to be made of quite flimsy plastic (not very long-lasting or Montessori-friendly!) Imagine my delight when I discovered this treasure - a sturdy, great-quality and attractive Geolastic Art board that primarily features wood!
The Geolastic Art board measures approximately 30 x 30cm. The board is raised slightly on wooden 'feet', meaning that the height of the resource is approximately 7.5cm from the table/floor to the top of the plastic pegs.
The Geolastic Art board links with a range of concepts and subject areas. Simply creating simple shapes introduces ideas associated with geometry, while the included booklet gives ideas on how the elastic bands can be placed around the pegs to represent numerals or letters!
Recommended for ages 3+.