A big part of the community that I've found has included Montessori 101. Its a wonderful Facebook based community where everyone from the Montessori community can get together and chat. Everyone! And I mean everyone from complete newbies to experts in the field are together in one place, spreading the amazing love, peace and wonder that is Maria Montessori and her teachings.
I have the privilege of being a co-admin of this wonderful group, and we recently hit the milestone of 15,000 members! And, in celebration of this community, let's have a giveaway! But, not just any giveaway, a big, HUGE, amazing, Montessori giveaway. With 17 winners!
This giveaway is co-hosted by Aubrey of Montessori 101, Nicole of The Kavanaugh Report, Junnifa of Nduoma, and Amy of Midwest Montessori. Join the Montessori 101 forum to connect with us in celebration! To enter the giveaway, after perusing the prizes and getting to know these sponsors, simply use the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
1. What Every Montessori Parent Should Know from Aubrey Hargis
Did you know that Maria Montessori gave three timeless tips directly to parents? This 21 day e-course aims to give you a Montessori “awakening” – to open your eyes to your child’s perspective, helping you troubleshoot the ups and downs of parenting in today’s world.
2. Education from Birth E-Course: Understanding and Supporting Your Toddler from Junnifa of Nduoma Montessori
An e-course for parents, caregivers and all children lovers. Learn how to support the child at home using Montessori principles. Course will cover toilet learning, discipline and other topics affecting the toddler years.
3. $50 Gift Certificate from Montessori Services
Looking for Montessori curriculum resources for the school or home? Montessori Services and its companion store, For Small Hands, is an excellent resource for preparing the child’s environment. “Every item is carefully selected to ensure it is well-made, appropriate, and certain to nurture the young child's unfolding potential.” *Shipping only to US, US provinces or Canada.
4. One Year Subscription to Tomorrow’s Child magazine (digital version) and membership in the Montessori Family Alliance
Get connected! Tomorrow’s Child magazine is filled with articles that address the questions parents most often ask about Montessori schools and Montessori in the home. The Montessori Family Alliance is an international network of Montessori parents, teachers, and friends of Montessori focusing on children, Montessori education, and Montessori family life.
This parent-owned shop offers high quality wooden materials for infants and toddlers, all based on AMI Assistants to Infancy recommendations. This set of five infant toys takes a child from early grasping (bell rattle) to crawling after the ball cylinder, and everything in between. Simply beautiful. Shipping only to U.S. or Canada.
Stephanie Woo, AMI 0-3 guide of Montessori on the Double brings us a fantastic set of resources for parents of multiples. First a DVD called Raising Your Twins: Real Life Tips on Setting Up the Ultimate Home Environment, where you will learn how to create the perfect home for your toddlers and preschool-aged children (-4) based on the Montessori Method. Her book, Raising Your Twins: Real Life Tips on Parenting with Ease (Without Kicking Your Spouse to the Curb), Stephanie shows parents how to set up an effective environment for their children (taking into account babies’ many needs including rolling over, crawling, pulling up, cruising, and walking).
Learning about the world we live in has never been easier with this bundle of ready-made matching and cards - a complete set for each of the seven continents. Just download, print, and go!
These adorable fabric pouches would be a great addition to any classroom or home to hold cards, labels, or even money. The pouches measure approximately 5 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches on the inside and will be sold as a set of assorted colors. *Ships to USA only.
Your nature escape starts now! This Montessori activities guide for parents & educators connecting the indoor and outdoor classrooms includes 40 inspirational activities. This download includes all four books in one: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Math.
10. $50 AUD Gift Certificate from How We Montessori Shop
Kylie, of the well-known Montessori blog How We Montessori, has an online shop! She features beautiful products that she uses in her own home - everything from practical life to reading materials. With so much to choose from, how will the winner of this gift certificate ever decide?!
HABA USA manufactures exceptional wooden toys for children of all ages. These beautiful, high quality toys are wonderful for Montessori families. US shipping only.
12. $100 Gift Certificate from My Bella Montessori
My Bella Montessori makes unique gifts, jewelry, practical tools and beautiful baubles for the Montessori community. One look and you’ll fall in love! Ships to select countries (see her website for more info).
13. $50 Gift Certificate from You Guys Are So Awesome Wallet Cards
SO Awesome offers modern, durable, irresistible wallet-sized cards for entertaining awesome kids.They’re educational, Montessori-inspired and designed for how kids play and work. The size makes them perfect for throwing into your handbag or nappy bag, they’re perfect for use on the go! So fun! Each set is made in the USA.
14. $50 Gift Certificate from Essential Montessori
Essential Montessori offers handcrafted Montessori-inspired baby toys. All items are sealed with a custom beeswax/olive oil blend, and they have also developed natural food-based small batch dyes that can be used to add subtle color to any toy. All of their materials are lovingly hand made in their North Carolina studio.
Polliwog Learning Products on Etsy is the home of beautiful, high quality birch and melamine sandpaper letters. Michele is fantastic to work with and offers custom-made products in addition to the array of sandpaper letters and numbers in her shop. Ships to the USA and Canada.
16. One Set of Healthy Alphabet Cards from Teepee Learning
Teepee Learning Card Sets are designed to teach the next generation about healthy food and to develop a strong literacy interest. Each set contains 26 A-Z healthy learning cards inside a gorgeous fabric pouch. The size of the cards are larger than standard learning cards making it easier for little eyes and hands to navigate.
17. Edison’s Day from Sarah Moudry
Edison’s Day is a 30 minute DVD following a 20-month-old boy through his day. Both Sarah and her husband (Edison’s parents) are Montessori trained and they knew they wanted to prepare their home from the beginning. This short film shows how independent and self-confident young children can be when they are in an environment that supports their growing independence. Also included in this giveaway is one perfect toddler apron designed for independence! Sarah also runs Studio June, a Montessori parent and child learning center in Houston, TX. Shipping for this prize is worldwide
To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below! Have fun, and good luck!
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Disclosure: I was not given any compensation in exchange for this post. All of these products have been donated by the vendors listed. The Kavanaugh Report is not responsible for shipping or delivering products to winners. Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter and will be notified of their prize. Winners must live where vendor will ship in order to qualify for the prize.