Maestro Classics 50% off Sale through April 8!
My Manners eBook:
My Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBook is available! For a number of days, it was the #1 homeschooling book on Amazon, and it’s consistently a homeschooling bestseller! It’s designed to help parents and teachers feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12. Please read more about it here: Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBook Is Out!
I really appreciate when you visit my sponsors. They are companies I’m happy to promote.
Montessori Print Shop is one of my favorite Montessori suppliers, offering over 1,000 digital files of beautiful printable Montessori materials. Here’s my Sponsor Spotlight – Montessori Print Shop!
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. Sign up for Montessori Compass using the promo code LivingMontessoriNow and get a 14-day free trial and 50% discount for the first 3 months!
Montessori at Home has the newly 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. For just $10.95 for the e-book’s 3rd edition, you get 512 pages of Montessori early-learning activities and ideas for use at home with 3-7 yr. olds!
I think Spielgaben educational toys are ideal for home and classroom use. See my Spielgaben review and Montessori-Inspired Color Activities Using Wooden Toys and Free Printables for more information about Spielgaben. Even though they aren’t inexpensive, they’re definitely worth the price because of the high quality of materials and number of years your children or students can use them (ages 3-12). The Spielgaben complete set is currently $388 USD ($405 AUD or £240 GBP), including shipping to USA, AU, or UK. Including shipping, the Spielgaben complete set will be US | UK | AU at USD $320 | GBP 195 | AUD 360. The offer is valid until March 15. If you go to the Spielgaben Contact Form and send Spielgaben an email mentioning Living Montessori Now, you will be contacted by Spielgaben and sent a USD invoice so you don’t have to deal with foreign exchange.
The Natural Kids Team is an amazing group of artisans who offer eco-friendly and all-natural items such as toys, clothing, and decor. Many of these artisans emphasize open-ended experiences for babies and kids of all ages.
The Parenting 5 – Practical & Independent Little People is an easy-to-read guide for helping parents learn how to use Montessori principles at home … no Montessori materials required. The paperback book is written by Ruth Barker, a Montessori educator from Australia.
Alison’s Montessori has Montessori materials for infants and toddlers through upper elementary. You’ll find a Value-Line E-Catalog, Premium E-Catalog, and other resources such as PDF files, books, arts and crafts, and enrichment materials. There’s even a bargain basement! Read my review of Alison’s Montessori materials.
My Affiliate Companies:
When you’re interested in a product I recommend, I really appreciate it when you purchase it through my affiliate link or banner ad. You just have to click on the banner ad or link and then purchase like you normally would from the company store the link leads to. You’ll receive the same prices and deals as if you went directly through the company’s link. If you go through my affiliate links, though, I’ll be given a small commission on your purchase.
Montessori Services and For Small Hands
I’m thrilled to be an affiliate for Montessori Services … an absolutely FABULOUS company that has been one of my very favorite Montessori suppliers from the time I owned a Montessori school in the 1980s. It was also one of my favorite Montessori suppliers when I was a Montessori homeschooler in the 1990s. The materials from Montessori Services are just as wonderful today (even more so, since there are more of them)!
Montessori Services has two sites … Montessori Services and For Small Hands. Montessori Services has LOTS of products that are perfect for Montessori teachers, schools, and homeschools. Their focus is the primary classroom (3-6 years old) and practical life is their specialty. They do offer products in all curriculum areas, though, and for children younger and older than ages 3-6.
For Small Hands offers products specifically for Montessori at home. Child-size cooking, cleaning, woodworking, and yard & garden products are unique offerings you’ll find at For Small Hands. They also have a wide range of educational games and toys that work well as complements to a Montessori education. Their main age group is 3-6, but they have products for younger and older children as well.
You’ll find some of my favorite Montessori toys for babies and toddlers featuring a number of toys from For Small Hands in my Best Gifts for Kids: Montessori Baby and Toddler Toys.
Special 30% Discount at Montessori Helper for My Readers
Montessori Helper has an amazing offer specifically for my readers! Unlimited acess to all 250+ lessons and PDF Materials is normally $99. By clicking on my ad, you’ll get Premium Unlimited Membership for all materials for $69!
I’m excited to be an Ambassador for Little Passports! You can learn about the program in my introductory post: Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Global Adventure.
You can find out more and subscribe at Little Passports.
Melissa & Doug Toys
What can I say? … I love Melissa & Doug Toys!
Family Time Fitness
Family Time Fitness is a fabulous program for homeschoolers and for any families that want to get fit together!
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Lisa Nolan Montessori for the Earth Online Lesson Plans and Programs
If you’ve been reading my blog, you’re probably familiar with Lisa Nolan from Lisa Nolan’s Confessions of Montessori Mom Blog. Lisa Nolan is a 3-6 and 6-9 trained Montessori teacher with over 20 years of experience as a Montessori educator. Lisa offers affordable detailed online lesson plans and albums. Lisa’s programs are homeschool-friendly, giving special care to parents and educators who want to teach Montessori at home or as an addition to their other curricula.
Many parents are unsure of transitioning to Montessori elementary, and Lisa uses her experience as a Montessori 6-9 teacher to provide help for that age level! Click on the image for lots of information about Lisa’s online programs.
Educents has discounted educational products and special deals each week.
CurrClick offers discounted educational products and interactive online classes.
I Can Teach My Child to Read: A 10-Step Guide for Parents
You might be familiar with Jenae Jacobson from the popular (and awesome) blog I Can Teach My Child. Jenae is a former elementary teacher with a master’s degree in education. She has a new eBook out that helps parents prepare their children from birth to early elementary to be readers as well as lovers of books. The book is easy to read and has many helpful ideas based on the latest reading research. The book complements Montessori education and has ideas any parent can use. Click on the book image to purchase a PDF for only $3.99. If you’d like a Kindle version, the book is available through Amazon as well.
Gymboree was one of my favorite clothing companies when my daughter was little. I’m excited to see it’s still around for my granddaughter, who’ll be born in November 2013!
Janie & Jack
A great company affiliated with Gymboree!
My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software
Here’s a review I did about the software: #1 Rated My Memories Software.
My Memories has a special coupon code for 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!
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