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Not True To Authentic Montessori
on September 6, 2013
This book is a good concept. However, it needs a little re-working. The sandpaper numbers are not coarse enough for a true tactile experience. Presentation of the book can be confusing to the student. Once opened, the numeric symbol does not match the number of items that are visible to the child. For example, one half of the page says "This is two." and shows the symbol 2, but the other half of the page shows 3 cars and says "Can you count the cars?" One must turn the page to view the numeric symbol that matches the preceding page. The artwork is colorful. But to make authentic Montessori use of this book, one would surely need to disassemble the book and use the pages as number cards. However, I notice that even non-Montessori readers have made note of this design flaw.
The return period passed before I made time to fully examine the book. Otherwise, I would have returned it.