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{Printables} Introducing Vocabulary with The Montessori Classified Cards

Community Helpers Montessori Classified Cards are great tools to introduce vocabularies for children since it has 3 easily produced and used parts.

{Printables} Introducing Vocabulary with The Montessori Classified Cards

Introducing new English real words to my children have taken a lot of time when they were still about 5 to 6 years old. You might think it is a very late time for introducing simple real words such as names of animals, names of back to school properties, names of fruits, etc. That’s right. The vocabulary should have been introduced to children ages 2 to 3 years old when you speak English as your first languages. As we are non native English speakers, 5 to 6 are not too late for children to learn simple English words.

One tool that interests me introducing vocabulary to my children is the Montessori Classified cards.Don’t you think we are too eclectic? I try to pick everything that will give children comfort in learning.

There are some kinds of classified cards in Montessori methods, but today I am just going to share my learning for the 3 parts classified cards or nomenclature cards. When you have not seen the 3 parts classified cards, here how it looks like:

Classified Card Example

Key Card

Card number 1 is also called as key card. It has both picture and label. We can use this part for:

  1. Introducing the words using the image and label. Children will have concept about the meaning of the picture in a real life and the name of the picture on written word. They might also learn how to say the word matched with the phonics.
  2. We can use the card for playing such kind of “I Spy”. When you put together some key cards, you can ask children to look up certain word beginning with certain letter, ” I spy with my little eyes, something beginning with letter __”.
  3. You might also mention some characters of the item and ask kids to guess the item. We call it as a guessing game.

Picture Card

Card number 2 is called as the picture card since it only has picture on it.

  1. Picture card can be used for prompts in both oral and written vocabulary drilling. It is very simple. Just showing the picture to the children and they can write or tell the name of it.
  2. Both guessing and I Spy game variation can be used with just the picture cards assuming that children have been familiar with the words.
  3. Picture card can be used for creative writing as well. Children can write a story based on the picture taken securely out of many cards.

Label Card

Card number 3 is called as the label card since it only has label on it.

  1. Label card can be use with the picture card for children to match the name and the picture of of the item.
  2. We can use the label card alone for copying the word itself.

Community Helpers Montessori Classified Cards

Today for a limited time, I am going to give away a set of Community Helper 3 Parts Classified Cards. There are 23 items included in this set:

  1. businessman
  2. business woman
  3. farmer
  4. fisherman
  5. forest ranger
  6. lifeguard
  7. miner
  8. oil worker
  9. ski guide
  10. tour guide
  11. waiter
  12. waitress
  13. chef
  14. crossing guide
  15. detective
  16. doctor
  17. firefighter
  18. mail man
  19. mechanic
  20. nurse
  21. policeman
  22. teacher
  23. trash collector
  24. vet


  1. Print the pages on card stocks to make them more durable.
  2. Cut the the pages on the straight lines
  3. Alternatively, you just print them on white paper and stick each pieces on colored paper. If you doing so, cut the colored paper with a little space from the edges of the white paper to make it like a frame.
  4. When each piece of paper have been ready, you might laminate the pieces so that they are more durable and cleaner.
  5. Keep the set on an envelope.

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