Montessori inspired Apple topic: a challenging Puzzle and how I present it

We have just purchased this multi-layered puzzle from Beleduc.

This depict a growing apple from the sprout to the apple being cut on the table.

There are 4 layers and one picture at the bottom of the puzzle that you can see below.

Each layered is already numbered as the back. This is the control of error.

I display the puzzle to be completed and sort the layers ahead of presenting the puzzle to my child.

You can also add a little number sticker on each picture on the side of the puzzle, which I haven't done.

My child is 7 years old and found this puzzle quite challenging! (See video below!)

The same brand has also a Pumpkin puzzle and a strawberry plant puzzle.

To help your child, you could also add a picture of each finished layer as a model.

This puzzle was the perfect complement to our all About Apple Montessori box.

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin is a a mother of 2 children. She raises them the Montessori way. Originally from Belgium where she worked as a child psychologist for several years, Carine spent 6 years in Ireland before settling in in the UK. She qualified as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago and has since worked as Montessori teacher and preschool manager. She founded Montessori-family in 2011 to provide opportunities for parents to discover Montessori. She believes that it’s truly possible to implement the Montessori ideas at home to make your house and family life welcoming to your child, her needs and her thrive for independence. She offers parents & babies classes, toddlers playgroups; Montessori home designs, one to one support, parenting classes and online courses.

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