Nouns and Verbs

This video lesson is designed for 3-6-year-old children to teach them what nouns and verbs are, how to identify them, and their usage using Montessori Grammar symbols.

Nouns and Verbs are building blocks of learning the language. We cannot imagine any sentence without them. As a result, learning grammar as a discipline helps children gain a deeper understanding of written and spoken language. It helps them to master and manipulate it in their own communication. Let us understand the meaning of nouns and verbs:

What is a noun?

A noun is a word that represents the name of a person, place, animal, or thing. For example, man, girl, Joe, etc.

What is a verb?

A verb is a word that is used to describe an action. For example, dancing, playing, etc.


What are Montessori Grammar symbols and how it helps a child?

In Montessori education, each part of speech is introduced using a unique symbol as a language tool. These symbols are called Montessori Grammar Symbols. It helps a child understand a concept practically and avoid confusion. It also helps a child to decode and code sentences more clearly. 


How Nouns and Verbs are introduced to the children in a Montessori classroom?

Grammar lessons are introduced in the Montessori Early Childhood classrooms, as a tactile experience that connects grammar to physical experiences. 

For instance, the Noun Lesson comprises a series of slips of paper that need to be matched to a set of small objects. When matching the objects and labels, the teacher describes to the child, “Nouns are the naming things.” Then the nouns are introduced with a Montessori grammar symbol that is a large black triangle. 


The Verb Lesson begins with a simple game of charades, in which children act out the verbs on a set of cards. Then the verbs are introduced with a Montessori grammar symbol that is a large red circle.

The purpose of these early grammar lessons is to teach children how to associate the nomenclature of grammar with the use of specific parts of speech. 

Children practice combining these symbols to represent simple phrases and sentences, ensuring that each symbol has a place in their analysis.


This video lesson uses word cards and helps the child learn how to differentiate between a noun using Montessori grammar symbols. It helps children learn to dissect and analyze literature and speech as their own discipline, analyze communication, and create elegant writing.  

Grammar lessons, like all Montessori materials, help children at their developmental stage and engage them based on their own innate curiosity. 

Watch the video to learn how to identify and distinguish words between nouns and verbs using Montessori grammar symbols.

You can also practice grammar lessons using the noun and verb worksheets specially designed by Montessori certified teachers 


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Video Created by: Joanne Shango


  • English
  • grammar
  • Language
  • primary