A piece of land surrounded by water joined to a large mass of land.
It is difficult to bring the concept of land & water form to young kids. However, Montessori did provide some good concrete material to help the children to learn this abstract concept.
- A Mold – Peninsula
- A jug with water (added blue food dyed)
Before working with the material, directress should introduce the concept of Peninsula. Then have the children to pour the blue water into a mold of Peninsula.
Have the child pour the water in the mold. Then directress reminds that Peninsula is a piece of extended land, it has 3 sides surrounded by water.
Lastly, let the child feel it my herself.