Dr. Maria Montessori discovered during her research of little children that they were very naturally curious about real life. Children love taking in information about the world around them. They do not need all kinds of make believe, magical, or cartoon like things to keep them entertained. Reality is good enough! She even discovered that made up things could cause confusion in children who are learning about what is real.
This work has been created to help "sort things out" for the young child. As he does this work he will see the similarities and differences between things that are 'real life' and 'real silly'.
For each item in this lesson there is a "real life" picture and a "real silly" picture.
The set includes cards with the 'real life' items outlined in green and the 'real silly' items outlined in red. These cards are ready to be printed, cut out and laminated to be used as a sorting work for the children.
There are also pages with the images of the items that can be copied over and over for the children. They can color these ones and take them home. They also have a place where the child can check the box to either state that the item is 'real life' or 'real silly'.