Wooden Cylinders – Solid Insets

These form part of the Montessori Sensorial Material. The material consists of four wooden blocks each containing ten cylinders with knobs. The cylinders vary by 1.5cm in each dimension: 1. Height and diameter are varied from short and narrow to tall and wide, and these go the opositve way round. Cylinders also vary in diameter only, and height only. The direct aim of these are for visual discrimination of dimension. While the indirect aim is for preparation of writing, through the control of movement, as well as the understanding of connected language. However, despite the correct presentation and use of these materials, some children will always find another creative use 🙂


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