I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here before but I’m one of the admins of the Montessori 101 Facebook Group. The group is now at 15,000+ members! It has been such an honor for me to work with my co-admins Aubrey, Amy and Nicole to support this number of people on their Montessori journey. I love that Montessori 101 brings together people who share one interest but are on different paths (parent, educator, caregiver etc.) and points in their journey. The newbies don’t feel alone, the “midwayers” are encouraged and the veterans can share their wisdom. I love that it provides a place to ask questions but also to share joys, worries and triumph. It is truly a community and I am so grateful to be part of it.
To celebrate the milestone of reaching 15,000 members, we gathered SEVENTEEN Montessori compatible gifts! Are you excited yet?! I know we are.
Join the Montessori 101 forum to connect with us in celebration! To enter the giveaway, after looking through the prizes and getting to know these sponsors, simply use the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
Continue reading to see the gifts included in the giveaway.
1. Education from Birth E-Course: Understanding and Supporting Your Toddler from yours truly!
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. This course is valued at $199
To get an idea of how the course will be structured, read about the Infant course which is happening now!
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.
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.
“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 price is worldwide.
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). Shipping to US and Canada Only
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 to US and Canada only
7. $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.
8. $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?!
9. $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.
10. $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).
11. 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. Each card once turned over has a simple vegan recipe that includes the fruit or vegetable and lots of fun facts to learn. A learning tool for ALL ages! Not just the little ones.
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.
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.
HABA USA manufactures exceptional wooden toys for children of all ages. These beautiful, high quality toys are wonderful for Montessori families. US shipping only.
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.
To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!!!
It’s been fun putting this together for the online Montessori community, both for these fantastic sponsors (many of whom are in the Montessori 101 Facebook group) and for the parents and teachers who have taken the time to get to know me. If you’re new to Montessori and you stumbled on my blog through this giveaway, Welcome and do take a look around.
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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. Nduoma 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.
To enter the giveaway, Click on the Rafflecopter image below and follow the instructions. Good Luck!!!