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  • Razia Latif

    It’s difficult for young children to understand their relationship to the larger world – and to the universe especially. Cosmic nesting cubes, map towers, and “Me on the Map” activities are great ways for them to gain a better understanding. While these aren’t all specific Montessori activities, the

  • Kelly Irene

    Montessori Monday - DIY Cosmic Nesting Boxes, Map Towers, and "Me on the Map" Activities

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