LIVABLE LEARNING - Preparing the Home and the Heart
ED Montessori-Friendly Puzzles

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Scene Chunky Puzzle: House
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Scene Chunky Puzzle: Barn
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Scene Chunky Puzzle: Caboose

MD-3750
Scene Chunky Puzzle:  House
$9.99

MD-3755
Scene Chunky Puzzle: Barn
$9.99

MD-3754
Scene Chunky Puzzle:  Caboose
$9.99

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Scene Chunky Puzzle: Backyard
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Chunky Puzzle: Farmyard
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Scene Chunky Puzzle: Ocean

MD-3724
Scene Chunky Puzzle:  Backyard
$9.99

MD-3723
Scene Chunky Puzzle:  Farmyard
$9.99

MD-3728
Scene Chunky Puzzle:  Ocean
$9.99

Chunky Puzzles - Painted wooden pieces are easy for small hands to grasp. Each puzzle has 6-8  pieces that can also stand up on their own for imaginative play. Puzzles are great tools for vocabulary presentations, using the Montessori three period lesson: "This is...," "Show me...," "What's This?". Buy puzzles in groups for classification activities, for example take all the pieces out of (3) Scene Puzzles and mix them all up. Have the child sort the figures into groups according to which scene they belong to - then use the puzzle board for self-correction.

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Jumbo Knob: Barn
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Jumbo Knob: Pets
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Jumbo Knob: Construction

MD-2054
Jumbo Knob:  Barn
$9.99

MD-2055
Jumbo Knobs:  Pets
$9.99

MD-3395
Jumbo Knob:  Construction
$9.99

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Jumbo Knob: Jungle
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Jumbo Knob: Rain Forest
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Jumbo Knob: Fishbowl

MD-3375
Jumbo Knob:  Jungle
$9.99

MD-3392
Jumbo Knob:  Rain Forest
$9.99

MD-2056
Jumbo Knob:  Fishbowl
$9.99

Jumbo Knob Puzzles - Wooden puzzles with jumbo knobs develop the child's one-handed grasp, an indirect preparation for further activities leading the handwriting. Simple habitat boards with only 3 movable puzzle pieces are the perfect materials for beginners with little hands. Great for beginning nomenclature and classification activities.

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Chunky Puzzle: Shapes
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Sound Blocks: Farm
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Peg Puzzle: Vehicles

MD-3730
Chunky Puzzle:  Shapes
$9.99

MD-1196
Sound Blocks:  Farm
$12.99

MD-1874
Peg Puzzle:  Vehicles
$7.99

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Peg Puzzle: Colors
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Sound Blocks: Vehicles
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Peg Puzzle: Construction

MD-3268
Peg Puzzle: Colors
$7.99

MD-1272
Sound Blocks:  Vehicles
$12.99

MD-3388
Peg Puzzle:  Construction
$7.99

Beginning Skills Puzzles - Great materials for Sensorial lessons in shapes, colors, and sounds. I chose this particular chunky shapes puzzle because it does not have the names of the shapes printed on the puzzle pieces, which would allow the child further works in labeling and nomenclature. Just trace the puzzle shapes and make your own 3-part cards. Labels can be matched to the control card or to the puzzle pieces. The Fish Colors puzzle is an excellent way to teach color matching and allows the child to make a mistake, because all cut-out fish shapes with pegs are exactly the same in shape - so the control is in the matching colors printed directly on the board. The Sound Blocks are self-correcting and make the appropriate animal or vehicle noise when the proper shapes are matched up. The Construction and Vehicles puzzles work well for classification activities and serve as a lead-in to verbs and discussions about careers in the community.

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Nomenclature Puzzle: Farm Animals
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Nomenclature Puzzle: Pets
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Nomenclature Puzzle: Vehicles

MD-3712
Nomenclature Chunky Puzzle:  Farm Animals
$9.99

MD-3714
Nomenclature Chunky Puzzle:  Pets
$9.99

MD-3711
Nomenclature Chunky Puzzle:  Vehicles
$9.99

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Nomenclature Puzzle: Zoo Animals
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Nomenclature Puzzle: Sea Animals

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Magnetic Puzzle Book: Animals

MD-3713
Nomenclature Chunky Puzzle:  Zoo Animals
$9.99

MD-3715
Nomenclature Chunky Puzzle:  Sea Animals
$9.99

MD-4590
Magnetic Puzzle Book:  Animals
$16.99

Nomenclature Chunky Puzzles - Names of each item are written directly on the puzzle board so that pieces can be removed and labeled and then the board can be used for self-correction. The child can also trace these puzzle pieces, fill in the details and color each shape on small pieces of paper. Then the name can be printed under each figure and the pages can be bound into booklets. Another set that lends itself to classification activities, so be sure to order more than one puzzle for sorting the pieces into groups.

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Jigsaw: On the Farm
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Jigsaw: On the Go
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Jigsaw: Construction Site

MD-2934
Jigsaw Puzzle: On the Farm
$7.99

MD-2931
Jigsaw Puzzle: On the Go
$7.99

MD-2933
Jigsaw Puzzle:  Construction Site
$7.99

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Jigsaw - Under the Sea
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Jigsaw: Butterfly Garden
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Jigsaw: Rain Forest

MD-2938
Jigsaw Puzzle: Under the Sea
$9.99

MD-2910
Jigsaw Puzzle:  Butterfly Garden
$9.99

MD-3803
Jigsaw Puzzle:  Rain Forest
$9.99

Jigsaw Puzzles - Puzzles help young brains develop and grow. The brain naturally looks for patterns and patterns are the foundation for reading, math and logic skills. Puzzles also help develop the practical life aims of concentration and the sensorial aims of observing and detecting similarities and differences. Jigsaw puzzles should be completed simply for the joy of the work cycle from start to finish. These quality wooden puzzles come with a wooden framed storage tray and do not have printed pictures on the board.

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Cube Puzzle: Farm
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Cube Puzzle: Pets
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Cube Puzzle: Vehicles

MD-0775
Cube Puzzle:  Farm
$12.99

MD-3771
Cube Puzzle:  Pets
$12.99

MD-0772
Cube Puzzle:  Vehicles
$12.99

Cube Puzzles - These uniquely illustrated puzzles are formed by rotating the cubes to match the pictures. Each Cube puzzle makes six complete puzzles. Farm Cube Puzzle: Cow, Horse, Pig, Ducks, Sheep, Hen. Vehicles Puzzle: Bear in a Boat, Plane, Sailboat, Motorcycle, Car, Train. Includes wooden storage tray.

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Floor Puzzle: ABC Express

MD-4420
Floor Puzzle:  Alphabet Express
$12.99

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Floor Puzzle: Solar System
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Floor Puzzle: Children of the World
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Floor Puzzle: Presidents

MD-0413
Floor Puzzle:  Solar System
$12.99

MD-2866
Floor Puzzle:  Children Around the World
$12.99

MD-2868
Floor Puzzle:  American Presidents
$12.99

Educational Floor Puzzles - Made of heavy-duty jigsaw cardboard with an easy clean surface.  Alphabet Express - 27 pc. - 120" x 5.75".  Solar System - 48 pc. - 36" x 24".  Children of the World - 48 pc. - 32" diameter.  American Presidents - 100pc. - 36" x 24"

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