Thank You’s for December 2012

Thank You's for December 2012 (Stock Image by Karen Roach)From my Google Analytics report for December 2012

Thank you to all my referrers!

Top 10 Referring Sites (Not counting sites like Facebook, Networked Blogs, Pinterest, Google, Twitter, Blogger, and Stumble Upon)

1. PreK + K Sharing

2. No Time for Flash Cards

3. B-Inspired Mama

4. Carrots Are Orange

5. Living Life Intentionally

6. Our Country Road

7. Teach Preschool

8. 1+1+1=1

9. Montessori Print Shop

10. Reading Confetti

Thank you to all my readers!

Top 10 Visited Posts

1. More Than a Year’s Worth of Freebies and Montessori-Inspired Activities

2. 40+ Christmas Countdown Activities

3. Free Montessori Materials Online

4. Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Christmas Crafts

5. Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Christmas Playdough Activities

6. 50+ December Family Activities

7. How to Start Using Montessori at Home

8. Montessori-Inspired Nativity Activities and Focus on the Nativity Blog Hop

9. Celebrating Epiphany with Your Child

10. Montessori Monday – 40+ Christmas Sensory Tubs

Thank you to all my followers!

Thank you so much to everyone following me through my RSS feed (blog posts in a reader), Twitter (blog posts by me and others along with the Parent/Teacher Daily and other interesting information), Living Montessori Now Facebook page (links to my posts and lots of posts from around the blogosphere along with a featured Free Printable of the Day), Pinterest (lots of Montessori-, holiday-, and theme-related boards), and/or Google+ (post updates). Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter in the right-hand sidebar to receive Karen Tyler’s AMS Montessori geography album and the Mom Bloggers Talk Montessori: Favorite Ideas and Activities eBook FREE along with a weekly newsletter containing a note from me with any important reminders and links to my posts from the week! I truly appreciate all my followers!

Thank you for photo permissions!

Thank you to the wonderful bloggers who have given me permission to use your photos in my posts (with credit to you, a link to your post, and a comment letting you know I’m using your photo, of course)! If you haven’t seen my request for permissions, here’s a link to my post: Request for Montessori Photo Permissions.

If I may have permission to use photos from your blog, please let me know! Although I use Montessori photos most often, I also link to posts with crafts, art projects, and educational activities (especially unit studies posts with family activities). If you have posts with similar activities, I’d really appreciate photo permissions for them. I love that the photos add to the post content and also bring attention to your link.

Thank you to link-up participants!

Montessori MondayThank you to everyone who links up and to everyone who reads and comments on the Montessori Monday posts! I always enjoy seeing the ideas that are linked up each week, and I appreciate the encouragement you give to each other in using Montessori education at home or school.

Family-Friendly Giveaway LinkyThank you to everyone who links up and/or visits the participants in my Family-Friendly Giveaway Linky (which you can link up with at any time and has outdated links removed each Sunday)!

Thank you to my sponsors!

My sponsors all have products I wish would have been around when I had a Montessori preschool and when I homeschooled my children!

Montessori Print ShopThank you to Montessori Print Shop, who has free printables, beautiful inexpensive printables, a wonderful blog, and lots of great information and resources (see all the drop-down menus at the top of the Montessori Print Shop site)! For more information, read my Sponsor Spotlight – Montessori Print Shop. And be sure to check out the two Montessori at Home bundles! Also, check out my review of the Montessori Print Shop Teaching Manuals Bundle and my ideas for using Montessori Print Shop music materials (in another great giveaway sponsored by Montessori Print Shop).

Montessori CompassThank you to Montessori Compass, an incredibly user-friendly, web-based software application that provides online Montessori record keeping, school management, and parent communication from any web-enabled device. Read my Montessori Compass Sponsor Spotlight to learn more about Montessori Compass. Sign up for Montessori Compass using the promo code LivingMontessoriNow and get a 30-day free trial and 50% discount for the first 3 months!

Safari Ltd.Thank you to Safari Ltd., with award-winning miniature replicas in over 45 themes (perfect for Montessori-inspired activities, unit studies, and free play)! The Safari Ltd. sculptors work closely with zoos and museums to create detailed, lifelike molds from which each small plastic model is made and then hand-painted. Until November 17, 2013, my readers get 10% off all Safari Ltd. orders by using the discount code LMN12 upon checkout! (Note: Even though the Safari Ltd. site lists free shipping on all U.S. orders over $50, due to a technical complication, Safari Ltd. can’t offer free shipping on orders over $50 if the customer is using a PROMO code.)

Total YearbooksThank you to Total Yearbooks, who has competitive pricing (including bulk pricing) for yearbooks for homeschools, sports teams, preschools, and other schools as well as books for sports memories, graduations, weddings, baby memories, and more. The yearbooks can easily be put together online through templates ready to go. You also have the option to upload a PDF or jpgs created with digital scrapbooking software and print books through Total Yearbooks! For more information, read my Total Yearbooks Sponsor Spotlight. Thank you to Total Yearbooks for a wonderful giveaway in December and for giving my readers the discount code LM10 to get 10% off any order until Feb. 15, 2013!

Montessori at HomeThank you to John Bowman and Montessori at Home, with the revised eBook Montessori at Home: The Complete Guide to Doing Montessori Early Learning Activities at Home, and the condensed version in paperback Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain: Early Learning Activities for 2-6 Year Old Children. In the e-book, you get over 250 Montessori early-learning activities for use at home with 3-7 yr. olds. Read my review of Montessori at Home for more information.

Thank you to Maestro ClassicsMaestro Classics, who has award-winning CDs that introduce children to classical music through stories. Each CD is performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel; Peter and the Wolf; Tortoise and the Hare; My Name is Handel; Juanita the Spanish Lobster; Swan Lake; Casey at the Bat; Sorcerer’s Apprentice; The Soldier’s Tale; Juanita la langosta and Carnival of the Animals! Maestro Classics offers Special Packages, Educational Materials, and Kids Club! To learn more about Maestro Classics, read my Maestro Classics Sponsor Spotlight and about the Maestro Classics 9-CD Collection!

Alison's Montessori HomepageThank you to Alison’s Montessori for the HUGE Giveaway – Alison’s Montessori Products Worth $940!

Thank you to my affiliates!

Please check out my products page for my affiliates, who have wonderful products! I only become an affiliate for companies with products I believe in. I really appreciate if you go through my affiliate links when you’re ordering because I’ll receive a small commission. It won’t affect your order or prices in any way (unless you go through a discount link of mine and receive a better price than normal!)

My MemoriesI’m an affiliate for My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software, Montessori Helper, ProBlogger, iTunes, App Store, Hearth Song, Magic Beans, Melissa & Doug, Plow & Hearth, Problem Solvers, Christian Book, Inspire 4 Less, and Barnes and Noble.

Thank you to my affiliate My Memories, who continues to offer a special My Memories coupon code for all my readers (and your friends and family). If you use the coupon code STMMMS48784 at My Memories upon checkout, you’ll receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store – a $20 value!

Thanks again, everyone for an amazing 2012! Wishing you a wonderful 2013! :)

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