Roman Arch Portable Building Set
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Children in Montessori environments have the opportunity to learn fundamental design concepts through their work with the Sensorial materials. For instance, as they build the Pink Tower from largest cube at the base to the smallest cube perched at the top they discover that this structure - from largest to smallest - makes a much more stable result than inverting this order or playing 'pick and mix' with the sizes.
Children will enjoy applying and extending these design principles, while exercising their imagination and hand-eye coordination, with this building set. This set also includes the chance for children to explore the design concept of the 'Roman arch'. This is something that children may have encountered using the Montessori Roman Arch and they will be delighted to rediscover this unique feature in the building set.
Yet there is another feature of this set that makes it truly special - it is presented in a practical carry case that makes it portable enough to take along on all of your little one's big adventures!
It is as though Maria Montessori herself was whispering in the ear of the designer of this building set. The carry case is natural wood and is a shallow 'tray' style rather than a deeper box so all the pieces are visible at all times. The dimensions of the box also invite order and responsibility because the pieces fit snugly into the box if placed in carefully, but will not fit if they are thrown in carelessly. This self-correcting mechanism is reminiscent of the Montessori Sensorial 'Knobless Cylinder' sets, where some of the boxes actually require the cylinders to be put away in a specific order to allow them to fit. The lid of the box is also a clear perspex so the pieces remain visible (and therefore enticing and appealing!) at all times. The tray-style box, and perspex lid, means that as soon as this set arrives in your home or classroom it is ready to go straight onto the shelf and will immediately invite activity!