Early Childhood List

AMS Recommended Early Childhood Classroom Materials List

 

Subject AMS Recommendation

ETC Montessori

and/or

Nienhuis Montessori

Item #:

Practical Life
Arts and Crafts
   
  Grace and Courtesy N/A  
 

Walking on a Line

TEACHER LED
  Rolling and unrolling a rug N/A  
  Moving Furniture N/A  
  Sequence of Pouring activities  N/A  
  Sequence of Spooning / Spooning activities N/A  
  Sequence of Squeezing activities  N/A  
  Sequence of Threading activities  N/A  
  Sequence of Twisting activities  N/A  
  Sequence of Folding activities  N/A  
  Sweeping activities  N/A  
  Mopping the floor  N/A  
  Scrubbing a table / chair  N/A  
  Washing a window (or mirror)  N/A  
  Sequence of Polishing activities  N/A  
  Watering a plant  N/A  
  Flower arranging  N/A  
  Feeding an animal  N/A  
  Dressing frame - Small Buttons  000100
  Dressing frame - Zipper  000800 
  Dressing Frame - Buckles  000900 
  Dressing Frame - Bow-tying  000300 
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Dressing Frame - Buttoning Frame Large Buttons 000200
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Dressing Frame - Lacing 000400
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Dressing Frame - Safety Pin 000600
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Dressing Frame - Snapping 000700
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Dressing Frame - Velcro 001200
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Dressing Frame Stand 163200
  Nose-blowing  N/A 
  Hand-washing  N/A  
  Clothes / Towel - Washing  N/A  
  Ironing  N/A  
  Sequence of Food Preparation and Serving activities  N/A  
  Dish - Washing N/A  
  Outdoor Gardening activities  N/A  
  Play Dough (or Clay)  N/A  
  Crayons  N/A  
  Sequence of Pasting / Glue activities  N/A  
  Sequence of Scissor Cutting activities  N/A  
  Sequence of Brush Painting activities  N/A  
  Sequence of Sewing / Weaving activities  N/A  
 Sensorial    
  Red Rods

002600

  Geometric Solids with Bases

004800

0048A0

  Cylinder Blocks (Knobbed Cylinders) - 4 blocks

001900

002000

002100

002200

  Pink Tower (Tower of Cubes)

002400 

EC-0301

  Brown Stairs (Broad Stair) 

002500

EC-0302

  Knobless Cylinders - 4 boxes

002300

EC-0303

EC-0304A

  Color Tablets - Box I 

005100 

EC-0635A

EC-0635B

EC-0615

 

Color Tablets - Box II 

005200 

EC-0616

  Color Tablets - Box III  005300 
  Geometric Cabinet w/ Demonstration Tray and 3 sets of cards 

003800

0039A0 

003700

003900

004000

EC-0305

 

Constructive Triangles - 5 boxes: Triangle, Large Hexagon, Small Hexagon

Rectangle

004900 
  Binomial Cube  013100 
  Trinomial Cube  013200 
  Sound Boxes (Sounds Cylinder)  001600
  Bell material 2/ mallet and damper  N/A
  Rough and Smooth Boards - 2 or 3 boards  0012A0
  Rough Gradation Tablets (Touch Tablets)   N/A
  Fabric matching (Touch Fabrics)  001450
  Mystery Bag (Stereognostic)   N/A
  Baric Tablets  001700
 NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Thermic Tablets

001A00 

  Smelling Bottles   N/A
  Tasting Exercise   N/A
  Sequence of Sorting Activities (by size, color, shape, etc.) 

EC-0615

EC-0616

EC-0617

EC-0618

EC-0619

  Silence Game  TEACHER LED
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED 12 Identical Blue Triangles 0049F0
ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Parts of a Face EC-0480
Math    
 ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Developing Numeracy Kit I (Pre-Math) EC-0327
  Red and Blue Rods 

002700

EC-0329

  Sandpaper Numerals  002813
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Sandpaper Numerals Box 0028A0
  Spindle Boxes 

003203

EC-0329

  Numerals and Counters (Cards and Counters / Odds and Evens)  003603
  Memory Game TEACHER LED
  Golden Beads - Intro to Decimal Quantity (One Tray) 

0250M0

EC-0316

  Golden Beads - Large and Small Numeral Cards 

0072B0

0071B0

  Golden Beads - Intro to Decimal System (Nine Tray / Function of Decimal System) 0083MC
  Golden Beads - Four Operations (Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Division)

0083MC

EC-0311A

EC-0311S

EC-0311M

EC-0311D

  Stamp Game 008200
  Teen Boards (Séguin Boards) and Beads 

003003

0030AM

EC-0315

  Tens Boards (Séguin Boards) and Beads 

003103

0031AM

  Hundred Board  018000
  Short Bead Stair  0090AM
  Short Bead Chains (Square chains) w/ squares and arrows 

0086M0

0086B0

NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Bead Material Cabinet

176000

  Long Bead Chains (Cube chains w/ cubes and arrows 

0086M0

0086B0

  Addition Snake Game  0290M0
  Addition Snake Game Kit I EC-0320A
  Addition Snake Game Kit II EC-0320B
  Addition w/ Bead Bars  00M0AM
  Multiplication w/ Bead Bars  00M0AM
  Addition Strip Board and Tables  009200
  Subtraction Strip Board and Tables  0092A0
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL  Multiplication Board and Tables 

018100

0157A0

  Unit Division Board and Tables 

N/A

option in 2021

  Addition Working Charts (Finger Charts, etc.) 

N/A

option in 2021

  Subtraction Working Charts (Finger Charts, etc.) 

N/A

option in 2021

  Multiplication Working Charts (Finger Charts, etc.)  

N/A

option in 2021

  Division Working Charts (Finger Charts, etc.)  

N/A

option in 2021

  Multiplication w/ Bead Bars 

N/A

option in 2021

NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Large Fraction Skittles 011300
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Large Skittle Stand 0113A0
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Fraction Circles 011400
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Fraction Circle Stand 0114A0
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Printed Numerals 003303
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Printed Numerals Box 0033A0
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Loose Spindle Box 0032B0
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Control Chart for Hundred Board 015700
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Small Numerical Rods 025400
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Set of 10 Wooden Cube of 1000 007510
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Set of 10 Wooden Square of 100 007410
 Language    
  Oral Language Development activities (Sharing news, Fingerplays, songs, stories, etc.)

EC-0604A

EC-0649

EC-0647 

EC-0640A

  Child Library Area w/fiction and non-fiction picture books N/A
  Picture/Object matching 

EC-0665 

EC-0535

  Picture/Picture matching 

EC-0435B

EC-0420B

EC-0420C

EC-0467B

EC-0468B 

EC-0646

EC-0608

EC-0609

EC-0610

EC-0611

  Classified Three part Cards (Pictures, Labels, Control Cards) 

EC-0426A

EC-0428A

EC-0435A

EC-0420A

EC-0427A

EC-0440A

EC-0450A

EC-0467A

EC-0468A

EC-0469A

EC-0530A

EC-0638A 

  Classified Picture cards for vocabulary and sorting by category 

EC-0648

EC-0605A

EC-0605B

EC-0605C

EC-0607 

EC-0021

EC-0022

EC-0023

  Phonemic awareness activities w/ objects or pictures (I Spy) 

EC-0606

EC-0603 

  Metal Insets, trays, paper 

004600

004700

702300

NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Colored Pencils

720100

NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Pencil Holders

730500

  Sandpaper Letters (International Print) 005405
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Sandpaper Letters Box 0057A0
  Sand Tray  N/A
  Large Movable Alphabet - composition of words and phrases (International Print) 006200
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Large Movable Alphabet - composition of words and phrases (International Print) 006200
  Box for Large Movable Alphabet 0062C1
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Box for Large Movable Alphabet 0062C1
  Small Chalkboards or whiteboards for writing N/A
  Writing Sequence

EC-0602A 

EC=-0641

  Comprehensive writing program EC-0602A 
  Object Box I: Intro to reading phonetic words EC-0665 
  Picture / word matching - phonetic EC-0665 
  Object Box II: Intro to reading words w/ phonograms EC-0665 
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Double Sandpaper Letters (US Cursive) 0056B4
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Double Sandpaper Letters Box 0056A0
  Picture /word matching w/ phonograms EC-0665 
  silent 'e EC-0665 
  Puzzle Words (for English) EC-0665 
  Environmental Labels EC-0645 
  Action Commands EC-0665 
  Series of Phonics-based Readers EC-0665 
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED 3D Grammar Symbols with bases and Tray 010600

Cultural

(Geography, History,
Natural and Physical Studies)

   
 NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Land and Water Forms Set I and Set II

022700

022800

  Land and Water Forms Three Part Cards and Definitions EC-0526A

EC-0526B

  Globe of Land and Water (Sandpaper Globe) 023000
  Globe of the Continents (Continents Globe) 023100
  Puzzle Map - World Parts (Hemispheres)

017700

EC-0579

  Puzzle Map - North America 0176C0 
  Puzzle Map - South America 0176E0 
  Puzzle Map - Europe 0176B0 
  Puzzle Map - Asia 0176G0 
  Puzzle Map - Africa 0176F0 
  Puzzle Map - Australia 0176H0 
  Puzzle Map - A country e.g. USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan, China, etc.) 023600 
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Puzzle Map Stand 0176A0
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED World Control Map Labeled 551210
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED World Control Map Unlabeled 551200
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Australia Control Map Labeled 554600
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Australia Control Map Unlabeled 555300
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Europe Control Map Labeled 554700
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Europe Control Map Unlabeled 555400
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Asia Control Map Labeled 554500
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Asia Control Map Unlabeled 555200
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED North America Control Map Labeled 554800
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED North America Control Map Unlabeled 555500
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED South America Control Map Labeled 554900
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED South America Control Map Unlabeled 555600
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Africa Control Map Labeled 554400
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Africa Control Map Unlabeled 555100
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED United States Control Map Labeled 555000
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED United States Control Map Unlabeled 555700
NIENHUIS & ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Globe of Land and Water Painted

022600

EC-0577

ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Weather Patterns 3 Part Cards

EC-0529

ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Planets of the Solar System

EC-0583

  Tool and felt pad for pin-pricking maps N/A 
  Packets of Pictures for Continents / Countries N/A 
  Flags

EC-0501

EC-0502

EC-0503

EC-0504

EC-0505

EC-0506

EC-0510

  Calendar EC-0340
  Clock EC-0332 
  Classification: Living/Non-Living picture cards EC-0021 
  Classified Picture Cards - Animals

EC-0420A

EC-0427A

EC--0440A

EC-0450A

  Classified Picture Cards - Plants

EC-0467A

EC-0468A

EC-0469A 

  Classification: Animal/Plant picture cards EC-0022 
  Parts of a Horse (mammal) EC-0457 
  Parts of a Bird EC-0456 
  Parts of a Turtle (reptile) EC-0460 
  Parts of a Frog (amphibian) EC-0458 
  Parts of a Fish EC-0459 
  Botany Cabinet (Leaf shapes) and cards  004100
  Parts of a  Plant (tree) EC-0462 
  Parts of a Flower EC-0463 
  Parts of a leaf EC-0461 
  Sink/Float activity  
  Magnetic/Non-magnetic activity  
  Solid to Liquid to Gas activity  
  Cultural Exploration of the World (Continents, Countries, Food, Traditions)  
  Observation of Seasons Activities EC-0340 
  Study of Clocks, Learning Time EC-0332 
  Timeline of a Child's Life TL-005 
  Musical Instruments EC-0720A 
  History Activities

EC-0332

EC-0340 

  Nomenclature Cards (cultural)

EC-0466 

EC-0411B

EC-0445A

EC-0405

EC-0485

 

Life Cycle of an Animal

EC-0481-1 

EC-0481-2

  Life Cycle of a Plant

EC-0481-1

EC-0481-2

NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Botany Puzzle Cabinet 020050 
NIENHUIS 7 ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Botany Puzzle Tree

0198A0

EC-0462

NIENHUIS & ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Botany Puzzle Flower

0198B0

EC-0463

NIENHUIS & ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Botany Puzzle Leaf

0198C0

EC-0461

NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Botany Puzzle Root 0198D0
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Botany Puzzle Copy Masters 020500
NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Animal Puzzle Cabinet 020100
NIENHUIS & ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Animal Puzzle Horse

0199A0

EC-0424A

NIENHUIS & ETC  EXTRA - INCLUDED Animal Puzzle Frog

0199B0

EC-0401A

EC-0401C

NIENHUIS & ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Animal Puzzle Fish

0199C0

EC-0415A

NIENHUIS & ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Animal Puzzle Turtle

0199D0

EC-0417A

NIENHUIS & ETC EXTRA - INCLUDED Animal Puzzle Bird

0199E0

EC-0408A

EC-0408C

NIENHUIS EXTRA - INCLUDED Animal Puzzle Copy Masters 020700
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Botany Cabinet  004100
NIENHUIS EXTRA OPTIONAL Botany Cabinet Control Chart 0041C1