The Montessori method of teaching children is now, after being practiced for over 100 years around the world, a well-accepted and powerful educational strategy based on child-centered scientific observations.
While strictly being mixed age (possibly like a home environment with Siblings present) the goal is to present children with challenges and watch how they respond to them rather than driving a single method of teaching a topic.
It is with this design principle in mind that this wonderful Geometric Shape Matching Clock was crafted, to offer a child not one but three ways to interpret the lesson being taught.
Firstly by the positioning of hands for children who learn visually. Secondly by the counting of blocks for children who learn mathematically, of finally by the presence of the actual numbers in their traditional positions on the clock face for those children who learn by repetition and pattern recognition.
Suitable for all ages 3+, a child is able to tackle the Time-Teaching lesson in the way she or he feels most able, increasing the child's satisfaction with the achievement once they get there and reinforcing all three learning styles in the process.