As parents, I am sure many of you have heard about the pink tower from your children at home- but what is it? And why is it important in the Montessori classroom?
The pink tower is made up of 10 solid wood pink cubes. The smallest cube is 1 cubic cm, and the largest is 1000 cubic cm. Working with the pink tower helps with fine motor skills, and provides visuals of the linear dimensions of width, height and length. This prepares children for mathematical concepts in geometry, decimal system and volume.
The sensorial materials all fill the childs need to explore with their hands. In their sensory sensitive period, children have a need to touch everything around them.