Unique, Original and Handmade Puzzles
This unique Montessori Bear nomenclature puzzle was created from original drawings and designs by Puzzle Heads Educational Products. It can be used in activities involving brown bears or Grizzly bears. It is part of the Puzzle Heads Limited Editions series created in collaboration with the CHILD Grant Partnership (Bristol Bay Borough, Chugach and Lake and Peninsula School Districts in Alaska, USA). The puzzle series also includes a Salmon Lifecycle puzzle, a Fireweed puzzle and a Salmonberry puzzle.
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Students in Montessori schools learn about the things around them through nomenclature studies. Nomenclature is a way of naming the “parts of” something. Therefore, Montessori puzzles are usually cut into the various shapes and parts of the object to aid in this aspect of learning.
These learning features are equally valuable in any educational environment, from preschools to homeschools and everything in between. Children love to learn the real words for things and are quite comfortable using them in everyday language.
How are the Puzzles Made
As with all Puzzle Heads Originals products, each one begins as hand drawn artwork created in our studios. Once each image is perfected, it is transferred to silkscreen stencils for use in the printing process. Each and every puzzle is silkscreened by hand using non toxic paints and finishes. Once printed, each and every puzzle is cut by hand and each piece carefully sanded to silky smoothness.
Knobs used on the pieces encourage the development of the pincer grip, in preparation for holding a pencil and learning to write.
These puzzles are constructed from solid Baltic Birch plywood, not pressboard or Masonite. As a result, they will never get rounded corners or “fraying” on the edges. You are purchasing an heirloom quality product that withstands rugged classroom use and will last through many hand-me downs at home.
- 10 knobbed pieces
- Pieces cut to match the Bear nomenclature cards and control charts (coming soon!)
- The parts of the Bear featured in this puzzle are:
Front Leg (2 pieces)
Back Leg (2 pieces)
- Approximate Size: 9-1/4″ x 10-3/4″ (23.5cm x 27.5cm)
Preschool, Homeschool and Montessori Casa programs
Handmade in Canada.