I learned a new term this week. Maybe it's not all that new. But I didn't really think much about it. If you are a teacher you have probably heard of visual discrimination. It's really just a fancy word for matching. And as simple as it seems, it's still super important. It's one of the early skills for reading and writing and an essential skill for science. In a Montessori Environment you would see it presented in the Language Album as a precursor for writing and reading.
You can find a plethora of cards online for free. Seriously.
For spring the kids have been working on a study on birds so we used the free cards from Montessori Print Shop that I printed and laminated a few years ago.
This would fit a lot better in a post on Astronomy but Barrett is excited about these from Trillium Montessori.