December is always one of my favorite months … and a very special one as a blogger. Thank you for being part of the Living Montessori Now community and making December and 2015 wonderful!
Top 10s and Thank You’s for December 2015 … from my Google Analytics Report
Thank you to all my referrers!
Top 10 Referring Sites (Not counting sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Blogger)
Thank you to all my readers!
Top 10 Visited Posts
Thank you to all my followers!
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 to our Montessori Crash Course members and referrers!
Thank you to our Montessori Crash Course members and referrers! Jo Ebisujima and I have loved seeing the changes our course members have made in their homes! You can get more information about our Montessori Crash Course and get the link to see the webinar replay here.
Thank you for Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBook purchases!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! I’m thrilled that so many parents and teachers are interested in teaching manners to children ages 2-12! You made my eBook a best-seller and helped it spend a number of days as the #1 homeschooling book on Amazon! Learn more about Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy!
Thank you for Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning book purchases!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning! I’m one of the 94 co-authors. The book is available in PDF, Kindle, and paperback. It’s an amazing resource for any parent or teacher of preschoolers or kindergarteners.
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 and a link to your post, 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. Being able to use a photo from your post adds to the roundup post content and also brings attention to your link.
Thank you to link-up participants
Thank 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.
Thank 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)!
Please link up regularly. I love to see what Montessori-inspired activities you’re doing (and Montessori Monday is typically one of my first sources for activities when I do a roundup post). I also love keeping up with family-friendly giveaways around the blogosphere and being able to help parents and teachers find great giveaways to enter.
My sponsors all have products I wish would have been around when I had a Montessori preschool and when I homeschooled my children! Please support my sponsors. They’re all wonderful businesses with amazing products! You’ll find more information and featured specials from my sponsors and affiliate companies on my Products Page.
Note: post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).
Thank 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, my ideas for using Montessori Print Shop music materials, and my ideas for using Montessori Print Shop geography bundles. You’ll also find Montessori Print Shop materials featured in a number of the Living Montessori Now YouTube videos.
Thank you to Montessori Compass, an incredibly user-friendly, web-based software application that provides online Montessori record keeping, school management, parent communication from any web-enabled device along with Free Online Access to Comprehensive Montessori Scope and Sequence. 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 14-day free trial and 50% discount for the first 3 months!
Thank you to Spielgaben for sponsoring my monthly series of Montessori-inspired Spielgaben activities (many with featured free printables). Spielgaben toys are exceptionally high-quality educational toys designed for ages 3-12. The Spielgaben complete set comes with over 1,000 pages of supplementary learning materials that help you as a parent or teacher easily use Spielgaben toys educationally with your child and/or students. Check out the latest post in my monthly series to see a special discount for my readers.
Thank you to Montessori By Mom, which has both a subscription service (parents subscribe to receive a box of themed Montessori materials and activities for 3-5 year olds each month) and 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, Shoots and Sprouts Activities + Free Printable from Montessori By Mom, Practical Life Activities + Free Printable from Montessori By Mom, Building and Blocks + Free Printable from Montessori By Mom, Land, Water, Air Activities from Montessori By Mom, Art Appreciation Activities from Montessori By Mom, Learning Language Activities from Montessori By Mom, and Making Music Activities from Montessori By Mom. Thank you to Montessori By Mom for sponsoring the huge 12 Months of Montessori Learning giveaway in November!
Thank you to my newest sponsor, Pin It! Maps, which was started by a Montessori homeschooling family looking for a way to provide affordable pin maps for homeschoolers. These are truly amazing! There’s even a creative space-saving feature. If you’re looking for Montessori maps, be sure to check them out! You’ll even find lots of helpful free teaching materials at the site. (Note: When ordering, use the coupon code FLAGS at checkout to receive free enrichment flags.) See my Montessori-Inspired Map Activities Using Pin It! Maps for more information and activity ideas.
Thank you to Maestro Classics. which gives a way for families (or classes) to enjoy classical music together through stories and high-quality music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. You can purchase the albums as CDs and printed activity books or MP3 albums and activity books. I have a series of Montessori-inspired music appreciation activity posts featuring Maestro Classics albums.
Thank you to KHT Montessori , who will start a new online Montessori certificate course on February 29. This course is affordable and perfect for parents and teachers who can’t take a formal Montessori training course (or who want to refresh their own Montessori training). Read more in my post telling about KHT Montessori and with information on the free geography album. I also have a newer post with more information about theKHT Montessori Online Certificate Program!
Thank you to Alison’s Montessori, who 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!
Thank you to Little Partners, the company that makes the amazing Learning Tower! You can learn more about Little Partners in my original Learning Tower review, 3-in-1 Growing Step Stool review, and Review of the Learning Tower/Art Easel Combo. Watch for a special giveaway starting on Thursday! 🙂
Thank you to Trillium Montessori, my newsletter sponsor with free Montessori inspired printables.
Thank you to my affiliate companies!
Thanks to my affiliate companies for offering great products along with commissions for referring customers. Please check out my products page for my affiliate companies! 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!) As Living Montessori Now has gotten bigger, it’s also gotten a lot more expensive to maintain. I really appreciate your help in paying the fees to keep Living Montessori Now running.
Thank you to Little Passports for inviting me to be a Little Passports Ambassador! You can find my introductory post here: Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Global Adventure. You’ll find all my Little Passports posts here.
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Thanks again, everyone! Have a wonderful 2016!
Photo Credit: Image by elosa.