3 part cards are a common self-directed Montessori tool to help kids build word and image recognition as well as correlation. To add an element of fun, we use Safari Toob animals at home so our toddler can not only match the pictures and words but also identify the matching toy to the card it’s based on. We have a good time and when the card-matching part is over, he spends more time just playing with the Toob animals.
The 3-part cards for this post use the animals from the ‘In The Woods Toob‘. If you’re in Singapore and are wondering what’s the best way to get a good price on them, find a friend with either a Zoo or Science Centre membership. Purchasing the Toobs from either location with the respective membership cards gets you 20% off! And these animals are beautiful to look and play with, your child will get plenty of use out of them.
Setup is easy. For pages 1 and 2 in the file, cut out the entire set of animal+English word+Tamil word altogether as one rectangle. From pages 3 and 4, cut out the individual image and words. Then give them to your child to find and match! We usually arrange a basket with the cutouts and the animals so the toddler can decide how he wants to start and what he wants to match first. Laminating is optional, but will give you multiple usage.
Not to worry, the cards work with or without the animals. Have fun and let us know how your child found it 🙂 As always, if you’d like to see more of these cards for other Safari Toob sets, please drop us a message and we’re happy to look in to it!