How do you show a child where he is in this vast universe? The cosmos is a very hard concept to grasp. So grateful that Montessori allowed me to see that there is a framework for us to understand the world and our place within it, which can and I believe should be part of Early Childhood Education.
I got this idea when Anastasia shared her DIY Cosmic Pink tower hack on her instagram. She mentioned that anything tactile and can be manipulated is a good way to teach our children. I knew soon Buddy will ask questions that would lead to this conversation because of his interest with the solar system. So grateful that Anastasia shared this and I had the printable prepared just in case.
Inspired by the Waseca Cosminc Nesting boxes, it demonstrates the following:
- Milky Way Galaxy which is the 10cm cube
- Solar System
- Your Continent
- Your Country
- Your state or in our case the Region
- Your city or town
- Your building or school
- The child
- The energy within the child is the 1cm cube
I saved the last one and asked Buddy to decide where he gets his energy and he chose heart. 🥰 If you have a Pink Tower and live in the Philippines here’s the printable file for our version.
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