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Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Boost your child's vocabulary and classification skills with these Montessori-inspired, beautifully photographed cards. Use the play-based activities included in our comprehensive lesson plan to enhance early literacy and nurture optimal cognitive development.

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Vocabulary Card Set/26 - Maitri Learning
Basic Vocabulary Card Set/26 Sale price$209.95 USD
Advanced Vocabulary Card Set/20
Advanced Vocabulary Card Set/20 Sale price$159.95 USD
Botany Parts of Vocabulary Card SetBotany Parts of Vocabulary Card Set
Invertebrates Parts of Vocabulary Card SetInvertebrates Parts of Vocabulary Card Set
Vertebrates Parts of Vocabulary Card SetVertebrates Parts of Vocabulary Card Set
Amphibians VocabularyAmphibians Vocabulary
Amphibians Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Around the House VocabularyAround the House Vocabulary - Maitri Learning
Around the House Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Around Town VocabularyAround Town Vocabulary
Around Town Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Birds VocabularyBirds Vocabulary
Birds Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Butterflies VocabularyButterflies Vocabulary
Butterflies Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Clothing VocabularyClothing Vocabulary
Clothing Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Dogs VocabularyDogs Vocabulary
Dogs Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Teacher Favorite Farm Animals (Adult) VocabularyFarm Animals (Adult) Vocabulary
Teacher Favorite Farm Animals (Juvenile) VocabularyFarm Animals (Juvenile) Vocabulary
Fish VocabularyFish Vocabulary
Fish Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Fruit VocabularyFruit Vocabulary
Fruit Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Garden Flowers VocabularyGarden Flowers Vocabulary
Garden Flowers Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Horses (Coat Colors) VocabularyHorses (Coat Colors) Vocabulary
Insects VocabularyInsects Vocabulary
Insects Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
In the Kitchen VocabularyIn the Kitchen Vocabulary
In the Kitchen Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Mammals VocabularyMammals Vocabulary - Maitri Learning
Mammals Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Orchestral Musical Instruments VocabularyOrchestral Musical Instruments Vocabulary
Pets VocabularyPets Vocabulary - Maitri Learning
Pets Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Popular Musical Instruments VocabularyPopular Musical Instruments Vocabulary
Reptiles VocabularyReptiles Vocabulary
Reptiles Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Sports Equipment VocabularySports Equipment Vocabulary
Sports Equipment Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Tools VocabularyTools Vocabulary
Tools Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Teacher Favorite Transportation VocabularyTransportation Vocabulary
Transportation Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Utensils VocabularyUtensils Vocabulary
Utensils Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Vegetables VocabularyVegetables Vocabulary
Vegetables Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Wildflowers VocabularyWildflowers Vocabulary
Wildflowers Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Land & Water 1 VocabularyLand & Water 1 Vocabulary
Land & Water 1 Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Land & Water 2 VocabularyLand & Water 2 Vocabulary
Land & Water 2 Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Leaf Shapes VocabularyLeaf Shapes Vocabulary
Leaf Shapes Vocabulary Sale price$10.95 USD
Parts of the Ant VocabularyParts of the Ant Vocabulary
Parts of the Ant Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Bird VocabularyParts of the Bird Vocabulary
Parts of the Bird Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Butterfly VocabularyParts of the Butterfly Vocabulary
Parts of the Dicot Flower VocabularyParts of the Dicot Flower Vocabulary
Parts of the Fish VocabularyParts of the Fish Vocabulary
Parts of the Fish Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Flag VocabularyParts of the Flag Vocabulary
Parts of the Flag Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Frog VocabularyParts of the Frog Vocabulary
Parts of the Frog Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Horse VocabularyParts of the Horse Vocabulary
Parts of the Horse Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Katydid VocabularyParts of the Katydid Vocabulary
Parts of the Leaf VocabularyParts of the Leaf Vocabulary
Parts of the Leaf Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Lobster VocabularyParts of the Lobster Vocabulary
Parts of the Monocot Flower VocabularyParts of the Monocot Flower Vocabulary
Parts of the Snail VocabularyParts of the Snail Vocabulary
Parts of the Snail Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD
Parts of the Spider VocabularyParts of the Spider Vocabulary
Parts of the Spider Vocabulary Sale price$9.95 USD

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Vocabulary Cards

1. Give 3-period lessons 2. Play sorting games
sorting montessori vocabulary cards

Vocabulary cards let children practice the first step to language development... spoken language. When we work with young children, we train ourselves to offer them the full names of everything in their environment (for example, dining room table, tile floor, aloe vera plant, door mat). Then, we transform gently from the concrete to slightly more abstract, from three-dimensions to two-dimensions, by using photos of real objects: vocabulary cards. These are a great way for pre-readers to solidify the vocabulary they know and to add new words to their growing internal dictionary. 

Research shows that children's vocabulary skills are related to their self-regulation skills (Vallotton & Ayoub, 2011). So, this seemingly simple work of teaching children words has broad implications for their overall development. See our blog post on spoken language for more details.

Once they know the language, they can play sorting games. Sometimes they sort in unexpected ways (e.g., based on shape or color rather than fish from birds) but that is okay. We want them to work on organizing and classifying all of the wondrous things in our world.

Our vocabulary cards contain no written language whatsoever. This is because, if text appears on the cards, it may subtly discourage the children from using them; children will want to read the words and if they are unable to, they may see it as a failure.

Cards are approx. 4.25" wide by 3.75" high. Each vocabulary card packet contains the same photos as our matching and 3-part reading card packets. It is great to have all three sets in one classroom so that the 3-year olds (using vocabulary cards), 4-year-olds (using matching cards), and 5+ year-olds (using 3-part reading cards) can all be exploring the same topic—great for classroom community building!