Learning about dinosaurs can be very exciting for children, and often times they end up knowing more about dinosaurs than the adults do! Use our fun printables to guide children as they begin to identify the names of different types of dinosaurs and learn interesting facts about these prehistoric beasts. How big was a brontosaurus? How much did a tyrannosaurus rex weigh? What did stegosaurus eat? Browse through books, or visit a natural history museum if you’re lucky enough to have one in your area, and absorb as much information as you can. A favorite way to use this guide in the Playful Learning Studio is to have plastic dinosaurs in a sensory bin with the laminated guide nearby. Children enjoy matching the dinosaurs in the bin to the pictures on the guide.
Also enjoy our dinosaur three-part cards! Three part cards are a classic Montessori tool, used to aid children in learning vocabulary and new information. There are many ways they can be used including, matching, playing memory, or playing a “Go Fish” style game. A favorite in the Playful Learning studio is to match a collection of toy dinosaurs directly to the cards.
Books to Inspire
- Dinosaur A to Z by Dustin Growick
- Dinosaurium by Lily Murray
- The Dinosaur Museum by National Geographic Society
More to Explore
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