There is a special place in my heart for the Montessori Bells. Perhaps the Slavic side of me is naturally drawn to the melodious tones of bells as they have always been a part of my Russian heritage. Such prominence in Russian literature and culture have inevitably left an impression on me. Anytime I hear bells, I'm immediately drawn back to many childhood memories including a semester in St. Petersburg, walking down Nevsky Prospect with church bells ringing every step of the way... In any case, I've always held such high regard for this treasured Montessori material.
Wish me luck in this latest endeavor in the classroom - I sincerely hope my efforts in making this material will be worthwhile.... (That's the Montessori purist talking...!) :)
|Nienhuis Montessori Bells|
|A view from above. For those familiar with the Bells, you will notice I have not included the black bells. Depending on interest and progress with this material in my classroom, I may add them later.|