Montessori: Map Work
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2014
  • Price: $9.95
  • Trim Size: 5 x 10
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0934-8
  • EAN: 9781419709340
  • Page Count: 20
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Board Book
  • Rights: World/All

As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning geography, students first develop an understanding that the earth is a round globe, made up of land and water. They then manipulate the shape of each continent before addressing its name and location. Montessori: Map Work introduces readers to the seven continents via textured edges to trace with their fingers, modes of transportation between each one for spatial context, and illustrated native animals for relevant and meaningful associations. Young children will absorb the age-appropriate geography and gain a better sense of their place in the world.

Praise for Montessori: Map Work
"This ingeniously designed book follows the “Montessori way” of teaching children concrete concepts in an accessible way."
--School Library Journal

About the authors

Bobby George is a lifelong student and entrepreneur, with a PhD in philosophy. Bobby and his wife, June George, founded and run Baan Dek—the first Montessori school in South Dakota. They also own and operate Montessorium, a Montessori app company. Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator and hand letterer based out of Minneapolis. She is the illustrator of the Montessori series for Abrams as well as several books for Chronicle and Ivy Press.