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Montessori Crash Course

Montessori Crash Course

Are you new to Montessori or feeling overwhelmed about where to start?

Montessori Crash Course is designed to help busy parents learn what they NEED to know to get started on their Montessori journey today!

You can learn more and get access to a FREE video workshop with ideas about using Montessori at home HERE.


My Manners eBook:

Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy 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! Love YouniqueIf you have a daughter who performs or competes in an activity such as figure skating, dance, or cheerleading, I’ve found the perfect cosmetics company! (Thanks to Debbie Clement from RainbowsWithinReach for introducing my daughter and me to Younique!) I’m now a Presenter for Younique, which sells natural, mineral-based makeup and 3D Fiber Lash Mascara that naturally makes performers’ eyes stand out. I wish I would have had such wonderful, natural makeup available when my daughter was growing up and competing in figure skating and performing in dance. Younique is awesome for moms, too! You can purchase Younique products at my Younique website or contact me if you have any questions!

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Montessori Print Shop


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. Be sure to check out all the many features at Montessori Print Shop from helpful tutorials to free printables to Montessori printables of all kinds!



Montessori Compass



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


Montessori at Home has 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. 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!



SpielgabenI think Spielgaben educational toys are ideal for home and classroom use. See my Spielgaben review and Spielgaben activity posts 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). Spielgaben offers a special discount for my readers each month. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning Living Montessori Now and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Free Montessori Inspired Printables from Trillium MontessoriTrillium Montessori has a section of beautiful free printables for subscribers … definitely worth signing up! Trillium Montessori also has a Teachers Pay Teachers store (link at Trillium Montessori) with complete packs of Montessori-inspired printables available for purchase. You’ll find Montessori printables plus Montessori-inspired seasonal-, holiday-, and themed packs. Trillium Montessori has free printables at Teachers Pay Teachers, too! And you’ll find lots of ideas for using the themed packs in the blog posts at the Trillium Montessori site!


Montessori by Mom


Montessori By Mom was started by two teachers to empower parents to teach their own children using Montessori principles and activities. Parents subscribe to receive a box of themed Montessori materials and activities for 3-5 year olds each month. Everything you need for teaching your child with the materials is included in the monthly subscription. Montessori By Mom also has a store with individual toolboxes and activities for sale. Montessori By Mom is an amazing service, which you can learn more about here: Shells and Starfish Activities + Free Printable from Montessori By Mom.

Alison's Montessori

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. On orders of $75 or more from the Alison’s Montessori online store, my readers can save $10 by using coupon code LMN at checkout!


My sponsors pay for advertising space on my blog, and I’m also an affiliate for some other companies. These are only products and companies I believe are good. Many of them are products I’ve used. Others are new products that weren’t around when I was raising my children but that I would have used.

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

Shop Montessori Services

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.

Shop For Small Hands

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. Best Gifts for Kids - Montessori-Friendly Baby and Toddler Toys 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-Friendly Baby and Toddler Toys.

Lisa Nolan Montessori for the Earth Online Lesson Plans and Programs

Montessori for the Earth Programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool & ElementaryIf 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 25 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.

Lisa has affordable programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, and elementary! Click on the image for lots of information about Lisa’s online programs.


Disclosure: Deb Chitwood is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to What can I say? Amazon has just about anything  … and at a good price!

Montessori-Friendly Books for Babies You can find some of my favorite books for babies … available on Amazon here: Montessori-Friendly Books for Babies {Gift Guide}. Favorite CDs for Babies and Toddlers You can find some of my favorite CDs for babies and toddlers … available on Amazon here: Favorite CDs for Babies and Toddlers {Gift Guide}.

Special 30% Discount at Montessori Helper for My Readers

LIving Montessori Now MontessoriHelper Special OfferMontessori 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!

Little Passports

Little Passports 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 Over 2,000 Unique and Exciting Toys for Children of All Ages! Click here!

What can I say? … I love Melissa & Doug Toys!

Family Time Fitness

Family Time Fitness

Family Time Fitness is a fabulous program for homeschoolers and for any families that want to get fit together!

Great Foreign Language Programs

I think these are all wonderful! What works best for your family depends on individual learning styles and time and budget available for learning a foreign language.

Homeschool Spanish Academy Rosetta Stone Pimsleur




Educents has discounted educational products and special deals each week.


CurrClick CurrClick offers discounted educational products and interactive online classes.


Gymboree was one of my favorite clothing companies when my daughter was little. When I buy clothing gifts for my 1-year-old granddaughter, guess where I shop! :)

Gymboree Children's Clothing

Janie & Jack

A great company affiliated with Gymboree!

Janie and Jack


Zulily has a wide range of products and daily deals up to 70% off!

Magic Beans

Magic Beans wasn’t around when my children were little, but my family would have loved it. I like its high-quality baby gear and toys for all ages.

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software

I LOVE My Memories Suite 2.0! It’s the easiest digital scrapbooking software I’ve used, yet it can create professional-looking pages the same as my Paint Shop Pro. 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 store – a $20 value! My Memories also has some freebies (freebie links typically change weekly)! Freebie 1 Page: Freebie 2 Page:

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31 Days to Build a Better Blog I LOVE 31 Days to Build a Better Blog! It’s a very inexpensive and effective way to improve your blog! I’ve gone through the 31-day program twice, gaining new knowledge and inspiration to improve my blog both times. Darren Rowse from ProBlogger has lots of other great products as well.


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