A Giveaway of a Lifetime!

*******This giveaway is now closed! You can read about the winner & find out about NAMC’s discount code for their Homeschool Program here.***************

Recently, the NAMC (North American Montessori Center) debuted their new Montessori Homeschool Program for 3-6 (preschool). I had a chance to review it here, and in addition, they have generously provided one free program ($999 value) to give away!

This package includes 3 albums, 2 CD-ROMs of printable materials, and a whole bunch of hands-on materials for math, language, and sensorial!

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The fine print:

This giveaway is open until next Sunday, February 20th at 12:00 pm (midnight) CST. The winner will chosen by random.org, and will be posted the next morning, Monday, February 21st and will also be contacted by email.

Shipping is available anywhere in the world, so anyone can enter!

Best of luck to everyone!

(Note: If you have any questions about the giveaway, please email me directly at montessoriforeveryone@gmail.com. If you have any questions about the NAMC Homeschool Program, please leave a comment at the review rather than here – this is for the giveaway only. Thanks!)

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541 Responses to “A Giveaway of a Lifetime!”

  • stacy said at February 13th, 2011 at 10:28 pm :

    I’m interested because I think parents are the best teachers for their children.

  • Sabby said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:03 am :

    Parents are the first educators and therefore should have the tools and materials available to them to succeed. I would love to win this giveaway, it would mean so much to our growing family.
    Sabby from Australia.

  • Kristin said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:02 am :

    Our local Montessori preschools were too expensive for us to send our daughter to, but I loved the Montessori vision so much that I’m doing my best to impliment it at home!

  • Maria said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 am :

    Oh, I would love to win this, more materials and guidance are always welcome!

  • Natalie said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 am :

    Who can love my children as much as me? Who cares about their future, their lives, their happiness more than me? A professional that I do not know? Should I trust my children in their formative years to an anonymous system with unknown ethics?

    THAT is why I think we should homeschool.

    Besides, I don’t believe the institutionalisation of children is in their best interests, even if it teaches conformity to society.

  • Natalie said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:12 am :

    I am really looking forward to homeschooling my DD. I really believe that at home I will be able to meet her needs and interests in a way that will best help her grow. This program would be an amazing help.

  • Amanda said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:37 am :

    WoW! This really is a giveaway of a lifetime – both for myself and for my daughters! While I know that homeschooling utilizing the Montessori Method doesn’t fulfill all of the tenets of Montessori (the number of students, etc), I truly believe that homeschooling via Montessori is what is best for my girls and fulfills most of Maria’s visions. We still have multiple age students (even if it is only my daughters working with each other) and we have the ultimate Practical Life area – we don’t have to recreate the home environment in the classroom for Practical Life activities, we are already there! I would love the opportunity to further enhance our schooling with the NAMC program. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win!

  • elana said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:40 am :

    this will be perfect for our family since we are in the very beginning of Montessori homeschooling.

  • Vanessa said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:15 am :

    I home school for numerous reasons. A 5.0 rated public school, a distrust of mainstream education, a love for the Montessori method, not wanting my kids to be in full day school yet…

  • Susan said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:48 am :

    This is an amazing giveaway! I use Montessori concepts with my 2 and 3 year old boys and will continue to do so. It is a great way to make early learning gentle and fun. I’d love to add these items to our homemade collection.

  • Katrina said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:52 am :

    I have been toying with the idea of homeschooling my children for a while. I believe strongly in the Montessori vision and desire to provide my children with a Montessori schooling as the cornerstone of their education.

  • My Boys' Teacher said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:04 am :

    Wow! I have always heard such fantastic things about the NAMC CD-Roms. I hear they are indispensable.

    There are probably fifty reasons we homeschool. However, we started because we felt that Montessori was the best way to raise a self-directed lifelong-learner and couldn’t afford a traditional Montessori school. We have grown to appreciate the benefits of the boys spending these years at home as well. I think the other 48 reasons have more to do with keeping them out of PUBLIC school than keeping them at home. We hope to see a lot of growth in the number of Montessori schools out there!

  • Megan T said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:08 am :

    My son is a voracious learner and we are beginning to cover homeschool materials to supplement his half day 4K program – these materials would be a welcome addition!

  • Jennifer said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:21 am :

    We choose homeschooling for a variety of reasons, including parents being the primary educators, knowing our child best, having the one-on-one learning. It’s so awesome to be a part, to witness the beautiful way the child learns!

  • Robyn said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:23 am :

    We homeschool for many reasons, but most importantly because I love watching the close relationship that has formed between my boys.

  • Lynn said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:24 am :

    I would love to explore Montessori education with my preschooler. We have homeschooled for nine years, but have never incorporated this philosophy of education in our program. Thank you for offering this amazing gift to one lucky family. What a blessing.

  • Neo said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:24 am :

    I used NAMC 0-3 manuals when my son was that age. It was the best laid out ‘lesson plan’ for that age and really helped to develop my son congitively. His motor skills are excellent because of it. I’m keeping the manuals to pass them on to my son when he has his own children.

  • Sarah said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:25 am :

    We homeschool because it’s the best option for us at this time. As we continue to homeschool, we enjoy it more and more.
    But I do LOVE the Montessori philosophies, so this giveaway is right up our alley!

  • Cindy said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:30 am :

    My son is 27 months and he’s been progressing well in practical life and sensorial lessons. I’d love to have more materials for him when he’s ready to start other lessons!

  • Dipti said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:31 am :

    I choose to homeschool my boys because the public educational system as it is today is fragmented and doesn’t teach well. These materials would help me a lot in teaching my boys. Thank you for offerring a great giveaway!

  • TrinityDawnMaura said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:31 am :

    Our family started using the Montessori method just 6 months ago and our children love it. Our youngest turns 3 in a couple of weeks and would benefit so much from these materials. Thank you for offering such an amazing giveaway.

    P.S. I am very pleased with the materials we have recently ordered from you. Geography has never been such fun! : )

  • Bridgitt said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:33 am :

    :) AWESOME!!!! I home school because it’s so much more fun! We have the wonderful opportunity to learn as much about our children as possible, and then use that information to take what they need to know and make it FUN for them personally!!! What a wonderful way to learn things. Thanks for posting about this giveaway. It will make someone very VERY happy!!! :) Mamabusybee

  • Ivy said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:34 am :

    I have my daughter in a Montessori School and it is great. But I think my economic issues will make it too expensive to afford in a very close future. I really believe in Montessori, in school or at home, it is great for our kids.

  • Stacy said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:35 am :

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  • michelle kennedy said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:36 am :

    This is such an awesome giveaway. I am currently trying to find everything that i can find to teach my children. This is a dream come true

  • Kayla Arrowood said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:37 am :

    We are a homeschool family of 6 years, with 3 children. We feel that homeschooling helps keep our children close and learning at “their” best! We have just started into Montessori styles of learning and I am loving it as are the kids!! We would love this giveaway!! I would love it most of all!! XOXO

  • Bridgitt said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:38 am :

    Just posted a link on my blog under great resources NAMC homschool program.

    :) Thanks Bridgitt

  • Mommy to the princesses said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:38 am :

    I’d love to win this for my daughters! We just recently started home schooling. I think home schooling is the best for us because it just bring us closer as a family and we as parents can directly influence the education of our kids.

  • Stacy said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:40 am :

    I have a 3 year old and an almost 2 year old, with a new baby on the way in August. I really need something prepackaged, but with room for change. I have been very overwhelmed at the idea of using Montessori after reading many of Maria Montessori’s books and even getting training in the Catechesis of the Good Shepard. But I still feel it is the best program for my kids to learn. I am also very interested in continuing on with a 6-9 program if that get developed. I plan to have a few more kids and I really like applying Montessori principles in our household with our children. This would be such a great opportunity for my family. Thank you!

  • aly in va said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:41 am :

    My oldest attends Montessori School, however this spring when my youngest turns 3, the lovely school will not be an option. We are looking to homeschool all three and this would be a wonderful blessing in cost savings.

  • Aliyah said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:41 am :

    Hi,

    What a giveaway!

    I homeschool my children because I want them to develop a great passion for learning. I want them to uphold their values in a society that seems to be spiralling out of control. I homeschool because the family unit is so very important. Children grow so quickly and I wish to see the sparkle in their eyes when they learn something new. All in all, I believe home education provides the opportunity for children to grow into adults who love learning.

  • Kayla Arrowood said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:41 am :

    I posted a link to the site on my blog!

    Thanks!!

  • ann said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:42 am :

    wow!!! this is a blessing! i am interested to have this materials and your curriculum because i am a teacher and we have children who are underprivileged and they need to be educated.

  • Kirsten said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:48 am :

    I am planning to homeschool because I feel it is the best possible education I can offer my children, and because it will reinforce the close family bond I want us to have. I love the Montessori method and if I had to send them to school, would choose it in a heartbeat. I am so excited to have a Montessori choice for home!

  • Beth said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:56 am :

    Montessori education, whether home-based or at a true Montessori school, respects the child for their instrinsic worth. Each child is a gift and needs to be treated as such. Strong, loving boundaries coupled with materials that reflect our amazing world are a wonderful combination. I homeschool because I love my children. I use Montessori materials because I love the approach. It’s as simple as that!

  • Melissa said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:56 am :

    Oh, I would love to win this! I currently home pre-school my two children and plan on doing the same for my third who is due this summer. Its been a process trying to piece together a Montessori curriculum and environment on a tight budget and this would help so much and we would get so much use from it. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  • Lisa said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:59 am :

    We homeschool for many reasons. We feel that home is the best place for our children, that we can best match their learning style and interests. and that it allows us to spend more time together as a family. We also enjoy the flexibility to celebrate the liturgical year throughout everyday life.

  • SookMei said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:01 am :

    Decent Montessori schools are hard to come by here. Either they are very far away (more than 45 minutes drive) or they only use the name but do not follow the principles. Not to mention they are very expensive.

    So my best option is to homeschool my children – Full attention of mom; opportunities to learn all day long (for mom especially) ; fun all together; bonding between siblings and with parents.

    I need a little help to get started so this would be a jump start for me esp. in the materials. (golden bead material, movable alphabet)

  • Frances Scott - Parkin said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:12 am :

    I “just” have to win this…. my granddaughter is being brought up in Switzerland and the local language is French – I am a qualified 3 – 6 Montessori teacher and have been asked by her mother (my daughter) to “teach” Josephine in English so that she has the opportunity to learn in both langauges…. of course, “may the best win”! and best regards to all!

  • sarah in the woods said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:13 am :

    This would be fabulous for my two younger children. We homeschool for many reasons. Home is just better.

  • Paula Parker said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:18 am :

    I homeschool, because no one knows or loves my children better than I (and many other reasons). They are 6, 4, 3, and 10 months so I also don’t think I could get out the door on time to take anyone to school :)

  • anu said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:21 am :

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  • Melinda said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:23 am :

    Currently..I don’t homeschool, but the kids go to a Montessori school…but, they love to have school when school isn’t in session…like snow or fog days or just days off in general.
    And I have been toying around the idea of Homeschooling….so, materials would be welcomed for sure!

  • Jessica said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:24 am :

    We are homeschooling our son to give him the best education possible, as well as a desire to learn. He won’t go to class to learn, instead the world is his classroom, and the possibilities of what he can learn and discover are endless! We visit at least opne museum/zoo/aquarium each week, he goes to parks and playgrounds for social interaction with children of all ages. My son is a very independent learner, he will sit in a corner and look at his books, practicing the letters and words he recognizes. We have started some Montessori style tactile learning ‘works’ he loves to pour, fill, dump, all sorts of things, from beans to rice to poker chips to water. He is still young (almost 2), but we want him to be a lifelong student.

  • Esther said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am :

    I’ve been homeschooling for 4 years now and go in cycles of trying and despairing regarding using Montessori. When I start thinking about it, I see that I really am doing a lot of Montessori-style work in my homeschool, but I can’t afford a lot of materials. I’ve spent huge amounts of time reading and scrounging the internet for nice, free printables (and making my own) but I haven’t been able to pull together a good, comprehensive program. I would love it SO MUCH (I think I’d pass out) if I could have a kit like this to use with my youngest (she’s now 4) and also to fill in some gaps with the other three. Oh, and tuition at the nearest Montessori school is about $14K for a year…and I have 4 children. That’s more than our annual income! (Not that I would actually send them to school even if I could afford it…if I had that much money to spend, I’d be able to afford Neinhuis-made materials!)

  • Melissa said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:28 am :

    What a FANTASTIC giveaway! I would love to homeschool my daughter using the Montessori Method. I worked for 5 years in administration at a Montessori school (not a teacher) and until then knew nothing about the method. While working there I developed a love of the method and have searched for ways to begin this teaching at home. This is an amazing opportunity to get started at home. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

  • Natasha said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:28 am :

    I would love this! We homeschool with a Montessori influence, but on a very tight budget. I have to make most of our materials and activities (Montessori and otherwise), but it is incredibly time consuming and I feel like my kids are often missing out on things because they aren’t ready, or because I am spending time researching and making things instead of spending time with them.

  • krista said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:29 am :

    We homeschool because my children learn better when they can approach the materials and concepts on their own terms. It affords us lots of wonderful time together and the ability to work with them when they are at their best. Or take a whole day off for a birthday, like today.

  • Milanne said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:30 am :

    I could not imagine a better way to spend the day. Watching my six children (4 are under 4 years old) discover their world!

  • Dana Glover said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:30 am :

    My 2 oldest boys attend a Montessori Charter School and I have fallen in love with the Montessori concepts. My youngest, a 2 year old, is at home with me and I truly want to provide him with the best start to his educational journey, but with me as his teacher.

  • Lisa said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:31 am :

    I would love to have these materials to help my son. the Montessori method is great for kids !

  • Korah Smith said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:32 am :

    I would love to win this!! I have a 5yr old with special needs that i homeschool. and hands on works so well for him.. I love the Montessori method.

  • Jazmin said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:33 am :

    I am a Montessori teacher at a public school and would be interested in these materials for my own children at home. I would live to give them a strong foundation.

  • Krista said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:36 am :

    This looks great!

  • Leptir said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:36 am :

    Thanks Lori, it’s great opportunity! I would love to win this, great ideas and albums are always welcome!

  • Cass Willis said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:37 am :

    Wow! I just finished reading all the information about this kit and was trying to figure out how I could save the $$ to pay for it. Montessori appears to make the most sense to me and a complete package including materials is quite the fund! I would LOVE to win this item to use in our home for my two sons. Thanks for the opportunity to enter! :-)

  • John Moncure said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:37 am :

    I’m interested in home Montessori kits because sometimes, when I give a tour of the school and explanation of Montessori, I see in the eyes of my visitors both understanding of the genius in the method and sadness that it is outside their reach financially. I’ve looked for home kits before to be able to offer something to those parents, and here they are!

  • Korah Smith said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:38 am :

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Palmy said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:42 am :

    This is a great giveaway! I linked NAMC in my blog.

  • gayathri said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:45 am :

    What a great giveaway! I certainly feel parents can do lot more than any teaching in traditional schools. Also parents will have more patience and the interest to teach their children the way they understand.

  • Steph said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:47 am :

    I would love to have this program. Growing up I experienced both public school and homeschool. I am interested in giving my two small sons the benefits of homeschooling.

  • Leptir said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:52 am :

    This looks great!

  • manjari kapashi said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:53 am :

    Thanks Lori what a wonderful opportunity to win something which i always wanted. I have just started volunteering in New York City with the age group of 3-6yr olds in the low income group and I being a motessori certified teacher always wanted to bring to these kids but ofcourse of their own they would not be able to afford it. Now it will give me the opportunity to bring montessori on hands for them if i win this kit. I really hope I win this kit, it will mean a lot to me and take these kids a long way to the best foundation there ever is.
    Thanks again
    Manjari

  • katarina said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:53 am :

    oh I’d love that. Here in Slovakia, where I am it is so difficult to find anything montessori. It would help me tremendously.

  • Laura said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:53 am :

    Thank you for your generous offer via the giveaway. As a low income family, we can not afford this curriculum. I have 2 boys (4 and 6 years old) who could benefit from these educational materials. Perhaps we could start a Montessori co-op with a few other homeschool families.

  • Michelle said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am :

    This would be great for my daughters

  • tamar azulay said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am :

    We are a group of parents living in South India who have developed a homeschooling group. We call ourselves The Learning Community (TLC) as we believe we are all learners in an ongoing process, both adults and children alike. We have incorporated much of the Montessori system into our learning process, and have made most of our materials ourselves, with much help from many of the web-sites offering free online downloads. Our limited budget does not allow for us to purchase many ready-made materials, and making them all ourselves is a really time-consuming process. We would really appreciate receiving this kit, which would no doubt be of great use to the children and parents of our group. here’s hoping…(-:

  • Rose Witteveen said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am :

    Wow! I am opening a (very) small Montessori school (in our home) this August and could really use the extra training and materials. I am an AMI Montessorian and would love to branch out to learn other techniques to do Montessori.

  • Elizabeth S said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am :

    We enrolled our daughter in a Montessori school when she was 3, until we moved when she was 4. She loved the method and became very confident in herself and in what she wanted to learn. Unfortunately we moved for my husbands job and we couldn’t afford the Montessori schools in our new area, but I continued with Montessori at home and she continued to grow with a love of learning. We love Montessori and this giveaway is unbelievably generous.

  • Melissa said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:05 am :

    I blogged about it!

  • Leslie said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:10 am :

    Wow…what an AMAZING giveaway!! I LOVE the montessori method and had my son (3-years-old) in a montessori preschool. But due to financial reasons as well as a desire to homeschool, we pulled him from the program. I plan to homeschool him and my 2-year-old daughter, and will likely use a montessori curriculum. I had never heard of this until now, but this looks like an amazing program! :) Getting this for free would be absolutely amazing…and given that I am a photographer and active in my community, I would be happy to promote this to my family and friends!! :)

  • Noel said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:21 am :

    Wow! This is a really great giveaway. I have been reading more about montessori method and think that it may be very useful for my sons. We decided to become a homeschooling family because one we couldn’t afford the local catholic school, and two because we want to keep our family together and closer. None of us like the idea of spending so much time apart!

  • Lois Tschaepe said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:25 am :

    Today is my birthday – winning this would be the icing on the Valentine’s cake! I’m planning on homeschooling my grandsons using Montessori methods. They’re triplets and will turn 3 years old this summer.

  • Noel said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:26 am :

    I blogged about you!

  • Holly gomez said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:34 am :

    We homeschool to grow together as a family. We pray for our children to flourish in the real world by using their strong family relationships and independent learning at home. Homeschooling has allowed me to be a better mother as well.

  • Beth said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:35 am :

    I’m interested in Homeschooling my little boy because he is a very hands on learner. He is a very energetic little guy and I don’t want him to have to sit in a seat for a 7 hour school day. I feel that he is going to learn best through the Montessori program and we will be able to spend all of our time together and learn as we go. I would also like to use the program for his 1 year old brother when the time comes.

  • Evelyn said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:38 am :

    I am a partial homeschooler and love it because my kids are so happy playing and learning with their mama.

  • Tricia said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:38 am :

    I homeschool my kids because I want to teach them my values rather than their peers.

  • Seema Karecha said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:39 am :

    I am a mother of two affectionate boys, a four year old and the other, just a year and a half, living in India. Here, we do see a lot of schools which have the “Montessori” tag attached to them, but unfortunately, many of them are not certified, and are not true Montessori in spirit or execution. Montessori materials are available in the market, but at prohibitive prices. I am trying my best to make materials like sandpaper tablets or the beads for counting, at home. I do follow a lot of Montessori blogs to help me have a better understanding of this method. But, there is a limit to which I can do at home, without having help from a standard Montessori institution.

    If I get lucky, this will be a beautiful gift, that I will always remember and cherish. A gift that has the potential to make a big difference in the lives of my children.

    Keeping fingers crossed and hopes high.

  • Carol said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:43 am :

    My best friend and I love Montessori, our older children are in a public Montessori school, so to keep them interested and learning in the summer this would be a great product.

  • kori said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:50 am :

    One of the reasons we homeschool is because it helps to strengthen our family unit. We use Montessori because it respects both the child and the family.

  • Jennifer Knickerbocker said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:50 am :

    Hi there,

    I am a huge Montessori fan and would love to use these materials at home with my 4 boys. I hope I win!!!

    Jennifer

  • Bess said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:54 am :

    We home school partly because my oldest is special needs. We also enjoy the closeness as a family. It would break my heart to see the kid separated in a traditional school (would be in same class at a Montessori school).

  • Carrie Thienes said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:55 am :

    Hello!

    I would LOVE to win these materials, as I homeschool my 2 children using a Montessori approach. My son is 3 and the next 3 years I could really benefit from these materials during his preschool years. I am so glad that this is being offered now!

    Thanks so much!

  • Emily said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:57 am :

    Hi, I am very interested in the Montessori learning and would absolutely LOVE a program! I homeschool because I love my children so much and want them to have the education my husband and I can offer them! Thanks for the opportunity to win what I looks to be a great program.

  • Shawntell Johnson said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:00 am :

    I would love to be able to use these with my daughter. She turns three in April and I’ve been hoping for a way to get a hold of these kinds of materials for her. No way we could buy them, as we are a very low-income family. This would be such a blessing!

  • Tawny said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:02 am :

    Before having children, I was a classroom teacher for 5 years. I absolutely adored this vocation and the relationship with my students, but the more I taught, the more it solidified the decision to teach my own children at home. The influence I had and time I spent with my students was something I wanted to be able to give my own children. Every day, being able to open up new opportunities to explore together is my dream come true. I currently teach my 7 year old, 5 year old and 2 year old at home and we love it! We would love to win this program!

  • Danielle C said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:03 am :

    I would love this. I have always been fascinated by Montessorri but our schools here are too expensive and we have decided to homeschool.

  • Jennifer Knickerbocker said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:08 am :

    I just blogged and tweeted about this program!

  • Angela said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:11 am :

    What a great giveaway! We have been homeschooling for 8 years and love it. I have seen my teaching transition from traditional textbooks to the Montessori method. My two younger ones have benefited greatly from this style, and they enjoy every minute. Homeschooling provides us with the freedom to let our children move at their own pace according to their own interests. Thanks!

  • Robin said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:13 am :

    I homeschool because I want my children to be the best version of themselves that they can be, and I believe that I can help them accomplish this better then the school system.

  • Jessica said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:15 am :

    I do not homeschool- but have thought about it- my children are at a Montessori preschool- we are trying to start a Montessori Charter School in our state.

  • Zennie said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:19 am :

    Wow what an excellent package!
    I homeschool my kids because I love being with them, exploring the world around us and the many educational opportunities in our area. They have so much more play time and craft time. It’s not always easy, but school wouldn’t be either.

  • Julie H. said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:24 am :

    I love the Montessori approach and use it with both my girls!

  • Stacy B said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:27 am :

    If I were to tell you why I homeschool I would be here all day! ;) And with 5 kids there are at least 5 times that many reasons.
    I am new to the Montessori approach but I find that I am really enjoying a lot of the elements.
    This is such a GREAT giveaway!

  • Jenny said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am :

    We decided to homeschool because our children are the most precious thing in our life and it is the only way we feel we can be sure they get what they need and moreover what they deserve. We feel it is the only way they can have their learning styles perfectly met, be nurtured to and loved constantly.
    We recently moved overseas to a country where homeschooling is illegal but fortunately our children can use the citizenship from our previous country to “get away” with being homeschooled. However there are NO English resources that I have seen here, and this package would be an AMAZING gift…

  • Susan said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:40 am :

    Aloha
    Thank you for offering your program. I love your materials because I am someone who learns visually and with the manuals, I am able to really get an understanding of how to present it to my children.

    We have been homeschooling for many years and our family love the flexibility and I being able to watch my children grow and learn is something that I feel so grateful to be able to do. These materials would really enhance our learning experience.

    Mahalo

  • Samantha said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:41 am :

    We homeschool because my husband and I don’t believe a one-size-fits-all education is the best option for our precious kids. I would be thrilled beyond belief to win this giveaway! :) Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  • Angela said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:42 am :

    Wow! What a package. I went to a Montessori school as a child, but it is financially impossible for us to send our 6 children, so I do what I am able to at home, using Montessori materials that I have made, mostly. This is exactly the kind of kit I was looking for several years ago when I first started homeschooling my eldest!

  • amy said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:53 am :

    Wow! This is fantastic!
    Actual Montessori school’s are cost prohibitive for us – as are any area private school – so we’re homeschooling our kids. Fun, hands-on materials are ALWAYS welcome!

  • Jodie said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:06 pm :

    Such an amazing giveaway! I’ve been homeschooling my son since last Spring and am loving it! I am also in the process of starting up a home daycare and am planning on working some Montessori activities into our day so this would be a great addition to our home!

  • Mandi Presley said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:11 pm :

    I have been homeschooling my son since he turned 3. I am a teacher and am glad to be able to do this for him. I would like to be able to enroll him in Montessori school, but here it is very expensive and more than we can afford. These materials would really help me to do more activities here with him.

  • Miri said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:12 pm :

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  • Kim said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:17 pm :

    I am interested in homeschooling because the local public schools are not all that great, and I believe that I can help my daughter learn in ways that most teachers can’t. :>

  • Allison said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:29 pm :

    Thanks so much!

  • linda said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:31 pm :

    love montessori but tuition fees are expensive and sometimes the child end up with a not so good teacher. homeschooling is guarantee you have the best interest for your child.

  • Becky B said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:34 pm :

    I would love this! My 2 little ones are the youngest of 6 and would greatly benefit from the structure and organization! Becky

  • Becky B said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:44 pm :

    I posted the link on my blog Ohio Homeschool! It fit in well as I had just done 2 posts about Montessori.
    http://ohiohomeschool.blogspot.com/2011/02/montessori-resource-for-homeschoolers.html
    Becky

  • Jamie said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:48 pm :

    Thank you for this giveaway it would be great for my little ones.

  • Sarah J. said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:52 pm :

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I’m interested in homeschooling because I believe in giving an individualized education to my children.

  • Aly.Kat. said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:55 pm :

    We began homeschooling for social reasons & have continued with a desire to give our children the best (individualized) edu possible. This would be great for the younger 3!

  • Doris said at February 14th, 2011 at 12:59 pm :

    I’m interested in homeschooling because I had bad experience with day care and school when my other kid was at 3. I would really love to get this giveaway. Thanks

  • Dannielle S said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:02 pm :

    What a fabulous giveaway!

    My daughter attends the first public montessori school in Australia at the moment, we are moving to a new state that has no montessori schooling available. I would love to continue her schooling so I can continue to inspire her love of learning. I have a 3 year old son who would also benefit.

  • Krasi said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:05 pm :

    What a wonderful web site and awesome giveaway that is!!! Looking forward to homeschooling our 21 month old :)

  • Libby said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:08 pm :

    Wow! What an amazing and generous giveaway! Our family will be returning to homeschooling after a fairly unsuccessful year in the public system. I grew somewhat frustrated trying to homeschool my middle child last year who, I realize now, is a very kinesthetic learner. We were previously using a mostly classical curriculum and it was a struggle for her to grasp the thoughts and ideas that I was trying to convey to her in a primarily “visual print” or “auditory” manner. Recently, I’ve begun researching other methods and I am so inspired by Montessori. I truly feel as though it will be the perfect fit for my little “hands on” learner. I’ve had some difficulty trying to find ways to implement the Montessori system into our home. (This is why I’ve been living! at your website lately :) This complete package would just be the perfect nudge we need to fall in love with learning again! Thank you.

  • Kylie said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:08 pm :

    My son is 18 months, so we are only doing preliminary activities so far, but it would be great to win this! Thanks for hosting it.

  • Janae Daines said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:12 pm :

    I home educate because I can tailor to my kids needs. I have been piece mealing Montessori curriculum together as I go because I know how important it is for the child’s success in maturing physically and emotionally. I would love to have this package that would allow me to spend more time with my kids and less time trying to find the necessary Montessori work for them.

  • Lillian said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:14 pm :

    My children are enrolled in school/kindergarten. Nevertheless, we do a bit of schooling at home. I think they need that in order to acquire basic skills and a passion for learning.

  • Keri Gilbert said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:24 pm :

    When my first was born I knew I wanted a deeper, more mindful, education for her. I did some research and fell in love with Montessori but have not been able to afford to send her or her brother to a Montessori school. So we homeschool with Montessori methods in mind:) We love it, but to have a Montessori curriculum!!!! That would be a dream come true!

  • Vanessa said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:28 pm :

    I am interested because I have 3 (soon to be 4) boys under 6 and we love hands on activities!

  • Kirstie said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:33 pm :

    I’d be delighted to get this, as I’m already homeschooling :>

  • Johanna C. said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:37 pm :

    I think Homeschooling is one of the best options of any family out there and using a Montessori Curriculum makes it even better! I’m an ECE and I know the benefits & advantages of using it with my own kids ;)

  • Pauline said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:44 pm :

    What a wonderdul give away, this will make one happy and lucky family winner! I find it sad how often families which to homeschool the Montessori way but give up due to feeling overwhelmed by the expensive materials or number of lessons.
    Good luck everyone!

  • Ruth Ann said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:45 pm :

    Homeschooling allows us to meet the individual needs of our children. Teaching our own children allows us to nurture them with love. Montessori materials and the montessori philosophy has been cruicial at sharing the love of learning with our children.

  • Monica said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:53 pm :

    I homeschool because I want a say in who my children spend their day with and learn from, both kids and teachers alike. Tests are not as important to me as my children’s chidhood experience as a whole.

  • Danielle S. said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:56 pm :

    I love homeshcooling for setting a foundation in my childs life. I am new at it but love it.

  • Linny said at February 14th, 2011 at 1:58 pm :

    I have been living the Montessori way all my life, I just didn’t know it until I started researching alternative schooling methods for my children last year. The materials offered by NAMC simply aren’t available here and would be a fantastic asset in our home. Thanks for letting us know about the new materials.

  • Fiona said at February 14th, 2011 at 2:07 pm :

    We are just starting out in our homeschool venture, and this program would be a wonderful asset! We choose to homeschool because Montessori isn’t very widespread where we live (in Denmark – the only schools are in the Copenhagen area and we live on the other side of the country!), but we decided that Montessori was a great fit with how we would like to raise our children. I also really like being able to shape my childrens’ attitude to life and learning.

  • Michelle G said at February 14th, 2011 at 2:35 pm :

    I homeschool because I believe God wants me too:) I love my children so much!

  • Leah said at February 14th, 2011 at 2:41 pm :

    The schools in my area are not a fit for our family, or out of our price range. I have really wanted this package but haven’t been able to afford it. I would love this for my 4 and 2 year olds to help give them the best education we can.

  • Jeanette MacDonald said at February 14th, 2011 at 2:58 pm :

    It is quite amazing that they can offer everything for that price! As a Montessori teacher who homeschools, it’s great to have something so comprehensive to recommend to those interested who don’t yet have any formal training. Way to get the word out there, NAMC and Lori!

  • Thais said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:03 pm :

    God called us to this homeschooling way of life and learning and we have been truly blessed! These Montessori materials would be a great asset for our family. Thank you!

  • Belinda said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:07 pm :

    I home educate because I believe that children learn best in families, because schools are not best for all children, because I get to spend those precious days with my children and because I like not being tied to school terms!

  • Sheryll said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:11 pm :

    There are so many reasons we homeschool. I recently added a reason to our list, something a friend with a teaching degree told me. Her son is just a toddler but she is planning to homeschool. When I asked her why, as a teacher, she knew she wanted to homeschool, she responded that she didn’t believe school was an “emotionally-safe environment.” That rang true with me on many levels.

    Thank you for offering this world-wide!

  • Mandy said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:12 pm :

    I have homeschooled my 7 year old daughter now for a year, after a terrible experience in the local magnet school program. Prior to kindergarten, she had the good fortune of attending a Montessori preschool, which laid the foundation for her education, provided her with the ability to investigate independently, and to learn in a practical, applicable way. She is currently working at a third-grade level (whereas, in school, she would be in first grade), and I am certain that Montessori is a big reason for this. I would love the opportunity to share the curriculum with my almost 3 year old son — and for my daughter to have the opportunity to experience the joy of Montessori from a different perspective.

  • Becky musial said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:16 pm :

    Thank you for this generous giveaway. I homeschool one of my boys, have some in our wondrful local Montessori school, one in public with a lot of afterschooling and extensions to continue to excite and challenge him. We have found each child to need different things at different times in their lives and as parents, we seek to meet those needs as best we can. Homeschooling has been a wonderful way to watch the excitement of learning. I would love to win this to help in this journey.

  • Tammy said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:16 pm :

    Wow, this would be a great asset to our homeschool. I have 4 children and think that Montessori is an amazing practice for their education. I love the hands on elements for language and word study. This album would cut down on a lot of my research/prep time because it would all be together in one place. Thank-you.

  • Julie said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:18 pm :

    I would like this for my youngest son. I homeschool mainly because I want my children to enjoy learning in a hands on way and not just cram for all the multitude of achievement tests they have to take in public school.

  • Titilayo said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:24 pm :

    I live in Nigeria. Homeschooling is a rare gem here and parents are busy trying to make money to survive. Nevertheless, we have very few parents who have attempted it and though it is a very rough road due to inadequacy of materials, we have close to succeeded in transforming the lives of our children and I saw how my 1st daughter blossomed and released her hidden potentials to me.
    Homeschooling helps to nurture a child in psychological, moral, academic areas; it builds a bond that can’t be compared between the parent and child; and both understand who they are and how they relate to each other, friends, environment and the community at large.
    Having a prize like this will bring smiles to children who really havent been exposed to the beauty of the montessori method and materials. A homeschool of two kids and one of their friends.
    I havent completed my blog yet but I just thought I’d give the comment a try.

  • deeann Wulbern said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:47 pm :

    We would love to win this!

  • deeann Wulbern said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:47 pm :

    We would love to win this. We are huge montessori fans

  • Jess W-O'B said at February 14th, 2011 at 3:52 pm :

    I homeschool my kids (5.5, 3.5, 1.5 and one on the way) because I feel like no one else could teach them as well as I can because I know them and their interests and have the most invested in them. I had thought about it for years but between my oldest insisting I would teach him (I taught Montessori upper el for 5 years) and me being diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma (never knowing if it’s gone or not), I decided it was definitely the way to go. Having taught Montessori for several years I would love for them to learn that way but have found the cost of materials to be cost prohibitive for us. Would love to win this as it would certainly get much use for years to come here!

  • Jennifer said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm :

    Would love to win this giveaway!
    I’m a firm believer that education starts at the home and love the Montessori methods and materials.

  • Lisa said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm :

    I homeschool my children (15, 9, 4 and 3) because I feel I know them best and at home I can let them learn whichever way they each individually learn best. I would love to win this prize. I’ve looked into Montessori for my two youngest and cannot afford to purchase this material.

  • Abby said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm :

    This looks like an amazing package!

  • Richie said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm :

    I’m currently pregnant. Even before I got married, there was a part of me that wanted to homeschool. When I got pregnant, I mentioned it periodically to Hubby, just casually. At first, he was pretty reluctant (as we both went to public school), but recently I told him again that I want to homeschool our child, as long as we can make it work financially. I think Homeschooling is a great way for me to know that I can help mychild learn at her/he own paste. Im a firm believer of montessori teaching and as am a montessori teacher know the fun and exciting things a child can learn through play.

  • SunnyMoore said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm :

    I have three children with one on the way and would love to have your program for my younger ones!

  • EricMoore said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm :

    My wife and I homeschool and would love to use your program with our younger three children!

  • Rebecca said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:37 pm :

    I love Montessori homeschooling but can never get all of the materials made! This is the best giveaway ever!

  • Katie said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm :

    I am a mother of two so far. I have recently “retired” at 31 from a professional career to take on an endeavour, I could have never ever foreseen. Homeschooling! After a thorough reflection of what I have truly learned from schooling I feel homeschool is such a gift to my children, myself and my husband. I have been exploring different methods, and curriculums. Montessori gained my attention at a local Calgary fair, and my sister is teaching Montessori in Indian in September. I am very interested in this program but scared to jump into anything without feeling completely guided in that direction. Homeschooling is very new to us, this is our first year. Kindergarden! I am excited about this offer! Thank you.

  • Denny said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm :

    We began our schooling journey in a Montessori school and now are homeschooling. I would use the materials for both of our girls.

  • Eli said at February 14th, 2011 at 4:59 pm :

    We would love to win! We are going to begin our homeschool journey this year and hope to do it with Montessori! This would be great!

  • Grace Potts said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:02 pm :

    I began homeschooling with my oldest (now 16) because we could not afford Montessori school! This would be such a blessing to use with my younger children – 2, 4, and 6

  • Kim said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:05 pm :

    I am beginning to assemple a collection of Montessori materials to implement in our homeschool and would love the help and guidance this program would supply. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Heather said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:09 pm :

    I want to start homeschooling because I am unhappy with the public school system and private does not mean better. I think Montessori is a good program for my oldest.

  • Linda said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm :

    My daughter and son-in-law plan to homeschool their children and this looks like a great program for their family. As a public school educator, I can see the value a homeschool education would bring to my grandchildren that public school just can provide. I am helping my daughter get materials, curriculum and information ready for their education. I have also been looking into different programs for the kids and this seems like an excellent opportunity. Thank you so much for this wonderful offer!

  • Estelle said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:12 pm :

    I am currently doing research on homeschooling for my 5 year old and 3 year old. We’ll be possibly starting them at home this fall and we’re super excited!! This curriculum would be excellent for us!

  • Elizabeth Cruz said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:12 pm :

    I would love to win this collection of Montessori materials because we are a missionary family serving in Mexico and we are homeschooling our 2 year old boy. I think this would be the best curriculm for him.

  • isabelle said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:14 pm :

    We are in our 1st year of homeschooling with the Montessori curriculum and it is just wonderful. It is easy to teach for me, and easy to learn for my son. There is a lot of material (to buy and make) and this opportunity is amazing! Thank you for your generosity!

  • Heather said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:15 pm :

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  • cheryl henning said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:17 pm :

    Wow! What an awesome give away! The present of a lifetime!! We recently adopted three preschoolers and we’re doing Montessori work with them. While i’ve purchased some materials, it’s expensive and I don’t have the training to adequately use them all. To have the materials explained in guides and resources would be wonderful! We will home school them too, as we have home schooled our oldest for 6 years now. If only I had the resources since her birth to make it all Montessori. I am glad of all the resources and blogs now out there. They have impacted our journey in a hugely positive way for which I am grateful. Looking forward to teaching mine and watching them grow and discover before my eyes!! Schooling them is my way creating 1st with them, since I missed their 1st in their baby days.

  • cheryl henning said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:29 pm :

    I blogged about this program!!

    :)

  • Estelle said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:33 pm :

    I blogged about your program! Thanks for doing this giveaway – this is excellent!!!

  • Leah said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:34 pm :

    We would be so delighted to win this as we are already home schooling. I believe in teaching my children in the way they will learn best. They both learn differently so winning this package would be a wonderful gift. We love home schooling because if the kids decide that they are really interested in leaves we just go out side and go explore leaves. Also my husband works out of town, so we travel lots and we make those travels explore travels. Thank you for an opportunity to win such a wonderful gift.

  • Pamela Schofield said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:44 pm :

    I have been a AMS Montessori pre-primary teacher for 27 years. Three years ago my husband and I became the legal guardians for our then newborn grandson. At that time I opened up my own small Montessori program out of my home to be closer to our grandson and to implement Montessori in the way I felt it should be done. I will homeschool our grandson as I feel it is the very best environment for him. I have observed too many children get lost in our public schools as they struggle to have their needs met. (AKA- following the child) No one cares about our child’s well being and education as much as my husband and I. As our public schools spiral downward parents need to prepare themselves to educate their children. I would advise any parent to study the Montessori philosophy. I always find myself wishing that I had been educated with Montessori. I marvel, even as an adult at how clear lessons are when presented with the Montessori didatic materials as opposed to the way I struggled to learn as a child.

  • Julie said at February 14th, 2011 at 5:55 pm :

    This would be a great thing to win. I teach my daughter at home the days she is not at school and I also teach my toddler. We do many Montessori activities already, but I would love to have these manuals and manipulatives.

  • Melissa said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:11 pm :

    I’d love to move in a more Montessori direction with my preschoolers.

  • Beth said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:11 pm :

    I’m interested in starting homeschooling using the Montessori curriculum after talking with a friend who’s son is in a Montessori preschool and excelling compared to the regular preschool he was in last year. Thanks for the chance.

  • Amy said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:13 pm :

    I would love to win this. I want to homeschool very badly. I adopted a child with Shaken baby syndrome and hope to give him a good oppurtunity with this!!!

  • chyk said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:30 pm :

    how very cool

  • Laureen White said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:38 pm :

    I have enjoyed every Montessori activity that I have introduced in our homeschool. I would love to have the chance to use this program with my daughter and my grandchildren. Thank you for offering this program!

  • Tracy said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:44 pm :

    I have been an educator for over 12 years. I love the Montessori way and have tried to use it throughout the years in my classroom. I am now embarking on a new journey and would like to have the opportunity to use the program at home on my new life.

  • Nandini said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:56 pm :

    This is such a great giveaway. I am now trying to use Montessori materials to teach my son and will be thrilled to win this.

  • Susan said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:56 pm :

    I am homeschooling my children because I feel that as a parent I should take responsibility for their education. I love the closeness of my family as we learn together. I truly believe the Montessori Method is the best philosophy to follow. It is so natural to follow the child. Thank you for this opportunity to win.

  • Francesca said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:58 pm :

    I have just began my homeschooling journey with my 5 year-old son, with a sense of excitment, wonder and trust as to what will come. I discovered Montessori two months ago, through a friend, and have since been immersing myself in all the Montessori books I can borrow from my local library. I feel deeply inspired and love watching my son soaking up all the activities from the books and asking for more. I would love to have the opportunity to use the program at home to deepen our journey with Montessori.

  • Brandi said at February 14th, 2011 at 6:59 pm :

    We travel a lot and it makes it difficult to have a consistant schooling environment for our daughter. She is advanced for her age – so convential schooling is difficult anyway. We love the Montessori principles but unfortunately don’t have a school near our primary home that she can attend.

  • Jennifer L said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:05 pm :

    The preschool in my community is desperate for materials and resources that actually educate children, not just amuse. It is unfortunate that the fall back activity for this age group is colouring. This kit would offer strategies and ideas to the community centre. I can’t say enough how wonderful the Montessori method is for establishing a strong foundation of learning for young children.

  • Devorah Goldblatt said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:08 pm :

    What a fantastic giveaway! We are trying to home-school with Montessori methods and this kit would help us immensely.

  • Jill said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:11 pm :

    My son is 6, in his first year of lower el. My daughter will be entering the primary cycle in a couple of years. My son has some sensory integration issues that make it really difficult for him to maximize his full potential in a classroom, and he is starting to be pegged a “bad” kid, so I am preparing to homeschool him using Montessori materials/philosophy. With us already homeschooling, it will be a natural addition to homeschool my daughter when she reaches age 3.

  • Christine said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:27 pm :

    Wow, this is fantastic! I started off homeschooling my oldest son because he was very hyperactive and when I interviewed private schools, they simply were not interested in working with him in a positive manner. I wouldn’t even consider public school. Now I love homeschooling and would never give it up. We are so close and enjoy all of our lessons and days together. I couldn’t imagine giving my kids up all day five days a week and they are learning so much more at home. They are well rounded and confident learners!

  • Laurel said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:27 pm :

    I am currently homeschooling my 8 yr old and my 2.5 year old. I have been making a lot of my own montessori materials to use with the girls and am trying to find an internship at a local montessori school so that I can start montessori training in the fall. It would be great to get ahold of some real montessori materials. We simply cannot afford to buy any new materials.

  • Gigi said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:32 pm :

    We decided to homeschool so that we would not be in the car so much with a newborn traveling to my children’s Montessori school. It was something I always wanted to try so this was the perfect occasion. This also allowed the kids more time to spend with their new baby brother.

  • Kristi Elliott said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:37 pm :

    I don’t have a blog but if I did, I would certainly link this page to it! I am currently going through the lower elementary training that is offered by NAMC. What fantastic materials!! Each time I sit down to study, I am ever impressed with the vast amount of wonderful information! I plan to homeschool my son who will be turning six soon. I believe in homeschooling for so many reasons but chose it for my children because of the way they learn. I have been a public school teacher for over a decade and know that my son will not fit into a public school setting as he is a HANDS-ON, ACTIVE, CURIOUS learner with a HUGE IMAGINATION. He would struggle to sit for long periods of time and learn from an adult who ‘yacks’ at him for several hours a day! So, I am excited about this opportunity for him. My daughter, however, is 3 and would benefit from the preschool curriculum. This would be a fantastic opportunity for me to have the materials for both levels. Thanks for offering this wonderful opportunity. Whoever gets it, is a lucky family! Blessings.

  • Andrea said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:42 pm :

    We love homeschooling because as the primary educators we can provide our children with unique learning opportunities that we know will inspire intellectual curiosity and creativity.
    Have been Montessori fans for years.

  • Jennifer said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:42 pm :

    Who knows my boys better than I do? No one. So, why should I trust the care of them for the majority of their lives to someone else (the school system). Nope, I’d rather homeschool from day one and just keep on going. It’s worked for us so far.

  • Kristi Elliott said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm :

    I have linked you to from my Facebook page!

  • Renee said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm :

    We love homeschooling – although this is my first year and I can’t find a curriculum we agree with and can afford. If we could afford, we’d place all our children in the Montessori Schools. We have four children under four and would GREATLY benefit from this giveaway!!!!

  • Stacy said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm :

    As a lifelong fan of Montessori, I look forward to getting to know more about the program. I would love to learn to implement Montessori methods with my own children.

  • Meghan said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:54 pm :

    I have been looking at this program for a while now. I love Montessori. I think homeschooling gives you the ability to challenge your children in the areas where they excel and at the same time give them extra help where they need it. Plus, I know what they are being taught, instead of being unpleasantly surprised…

  • Stephanie said at February 14th, 2011 at 7:58 pm :

    Wow! This is amazing! I am starting to educate my girls using the montessori method and this would be such a great addition and a great help! I learned about Montessori this past fall as I looked for options for our daughter and I fell in love with the whole method. Unfortuatly we couldnt afford to send her to the local school. So we are homeschooling! :) There are so many momemts that I just sit and think “what presentation do I need to do next”! It sounds like this would really be able to answer those questions.

  • Regan said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:01 pm :

    What a great give-away! I have a kernel of an idea that would be greatly helped by this.

  • Mary LouisePetrik said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:11 pm :

    I have been homeschooling my son during this school year and am thrilled to see him thrive with the one-on-one attention that I am able to give him. I have heard and read so many wonderful things about the benefits of Montessori. It would be a wonderful enhancement to my son’s education and I would to win this giveaway.

  • Amber said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:12 pm :

    Even though my children are currently enrolled at school my enthusiasm for the homeschooling stays strong. I love that we can still supplement their already well-considered-quality-education with the extra bits that make our family unique. Building on their strengths & interests and learning together. And if at a point in the future we can make it work for us to homeschool 100% then that will be a real blessing :)

  • Mary Louise Petrik said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:17 pm :

    I have been homeschooling my son during this school year and am thrilled to see him thrive with the one-on-one attention that I am able to give him. I have heard and read so many wonderful things about the benefits of Montessori. It would be a wonderful enhancement to my son’s education and I would love to win this giveaway.

  • Amy said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:19 pm :

    I’m interested in homeschooling because we don’t have a Montesori school close by and I can’t imagine sending her to public school for 7 hours a day when she’s so young. My daughter is the perfect age for this, so we’d love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jenni said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:22 pm :

    WOW! This giveaway is amazing! I try to use Montessori to teach my children. We would love to win this.

  • Stephanie said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm :

    I posted a blog about this giveway! This is so amazing! :) Thanks for offering it!

    http://discoverydaysandmontessorimoments.blogspot.com/2011/02/homeschool-montessori-program-giveaway.html

  • Jacqueline Muscha said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm :

    I was homeschooled 5th grade through highschool, and if I had to do it all over again, I would not choose any other way. I want the same for my children.

  • Lisa Stella said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm :

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have 4 children who, until recently, have all attended an excellent Montessori school for all of their young lives (9 year old boy, twin 6 year old boys and a 4 year old girl). I love the Montessori Method so much, I have done the AMI 3-6 Diploma Course, that is, all but the required Observations and Practical Teaching elements. Recently, our house was flooded and rendered unliveable, so we had to move away from our home and precious school to a region where there are no Montessori-based facilities. My eldest 3 children had to be enrolled at the local public school and my daughter asks me daily, “When am I going to school again, Mummy?” I have used my Montessori training to continue a programme for her and make some materials. We can’t afford to buy the beautifully crafted and mathematically correct materials so important for sensorially astute hands. For a child who has just turned 4, these materials satisfy so many of their needs and cater to the individual’s sensitive periods which are peaking at this age. Thank you for your consideration and this wonderful and generous opportunity.

  • Rose said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm :

    There is no place like home! What a privilege for me to be able to instill a passion for learning in my children and be there for there every step of the way!

  • Sarah said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:45 pm :

    We homeschool because we believe that parents are the first and best educators of their children. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to teach and shape our children throughout their formative years.

    This is an amazing giveaway!

  • Sarah said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm :

    I posted a link on my blog: amongstlovelythings.com

  • Karen said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:49 pm :

    At this time I am considering having a daycare/school and using the Montessori materials to help teach the young ones in my care. I thank you for the opportunity to create a love of learning in the children I will be spending my days with. There is no better educational sytem (in my opinion) than what Montessori has to offer.

  • Jamie Bermudez said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm :

    A great start for great parents who want to teach their kids to be great too!

  • Elham said at February 14th, 2011 at 8:55 pm :

    I am planning to homeschool, especially for the preschool years, because I want my daughter’s senses and self to be awakened at her own pace. I want her to be free to express herself and to be heard. I feel that Montessori method offers a wonderful way to guide a child’s whole development, very different to what the public school system is set up to provide.

  • Carol said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm :

    I’m interested because we homeschool already, and also because my siblings & I went to Montessori school and loved it! I woudl love to be able to do it with my children!

  • Denise said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm :

    We homeschool our four children because we love spending time learning together. We move frequently and have lived on 3 continents so we see world as our classroom. Montessori is our method of choice because there is no better way to encourage a love of learning and independent, self-guided study.
    This would be the win of a lifetime for our family!

  • Kary said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:10 pm :

    We chose to homeschool because we beleived it was (and it still is) the best fit for our family. I am always looking for new materials to better help them and that will instill a greater love for learning.

  • Tonia A Thomas-Raibon said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:21 pm :

    WOW!!! What an awesome giveaway. I’m contemplating homeschooling because we are overseas in Korea and neither my husband or myself are impressed with the quality of education our 4th grader is receiving. We feel that grades are elevated (curved) in order to keep the teacher’s or the DOD schools rate higher than it really is.

  • Kelly said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:22 pm :

    We would like to home school our children for several reasons but mainly because we are constantly moving due to military obligations. We believe that the foundation for a education and love of learning starts with us. Home schooling would allow us to provide our daughter with a consistent form of education no matter where we are in the world. Additionally, I truly believe in the Montessori method of teaching for all children.

  • Jac said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm :

    Amazing, amazing giveaway! Why home school? To me home schooling my kid means that I can put my sole attention in giving him the best education; knowing how to pace with him in order to give him the best.

  • Irena said at February 14th, 2011 at 9:53 pm :

    I homeschool because I want my children to realize that learning is not confined to a classroom, nor is it confined to specific hours or days but, rather, it is a life long journey. It has enabled my children to get closer (instead of relying solely on peers) and make friends across a wide age range. I love Montessori because it is deeply respectful of the developmental process of the child. I am involved in a co-op that uses a faith-based Montessori curriculum (Maria Montessori herself was a very strong Christian). It is wonderful!

  • mme. kaur said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:04 pm :

    Thank you for all you do. This will be a wonderful addition to my homeschool.

  • Chick Pea said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:26 pm :

    My first introduction to Montessori education was reading Dr. Montessori’s book, THE MONTESSORI METHOD. I related to her passion for children and completely agreed (enthusiastically agreed, one could say) with her approach, especially in regards to the free will of the child.

    I want for my children to experience education as a whole; I do not wish to limit it to the confines of a schoolroom or playground…it is much more than that. Montessori education fosters a growth of awareness, a sense of peace and belonging, and provides a strong emphasis for the child’s spiritual growth and development. Each and every opportunity a child and parent is faced with can be a learning experience. I want to be present to witness the “spontaneous” learning that occurs and I want to be a part of what cultivated it in the first place. In conjunction with the financial limitations of actual enrollment, this is why my spouse and I have made the decision to homeschool.

  • Ruth said at February 14th, 2011 at 10:36 pm :

    Children naturally love to learn and love to imitate adult behavior. My children are the most precious gift in my life. I find unspeakable joy in watching their faces as they make a new discovery. Sharing in the journey that will take my children into adulthood and into their life mission is why I home educate.

  • Adam said at February 14th, 2011 at 11:14 pm :

    Our first child was born on 5 January 2011. We had spent two years before that discussing educational options and reading widely. Both my wife and I have tertiary qualifications, but none in education.

    It is impractical and uneconomic to devise a curriculum from scratch. We would first have to educate ourselves in pedagogy.

    The issue is: how you educate your children if you are not an educator?

    Montessori is the answer. You can use Montessori materials for homeschooling or supplement them with Montessori schooling.

    There is much about Montessori philosophy which is agreeable to people who believe in personal independence, freedom of thought. Montessori is the antithesis or the Prussian model of education and the enemy of rote learning. This is not to say that repetition does not have its uses, but Montessori is about learning why things are as they are. The learning is through discovery by personal experience.

  • Kelly said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:23 am :

    I firmly believe every school should be a Montessori school. Until such a time, I shall be homeschooling. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  • rosa said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:40 am :

    natalie said it better than i could,,, but i totally second that…
    (“Who can love my children as much as me? Who cares about their future, their lives, their happiness more than me? A professional that I do not know? Should I trust my children in their formative years to an anonymous system with unknown ethics?

    THAT is why I think we should homeschool.

    Besides, I don’t believe the institutionalisation of children is in their best interests, even if it teaches conformity to society.”)

    awesome giveaway…

  • Erica said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:53 am :

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! The Montessori method creates the ideal environment for children of all learning styles and abilities to thrive.

    Up until last year, my children attended a Montessori school. I began homeschooling them for many reasons – one of them being finances. I do think that American Montessori schools need to remind themselves of the beginnings of Dr. Montessori’s work – the slums of Italy. Sadly, the cost of many Montessori schools is becoming exorbitant and a possibility for only the financial elite. It is my hope that this method of learning be made available to all children. Thank you for this opportunity to win this giveaway!

  • Monica Utsey said at February 15th, 2011 at 4:09 am :

    I am so happy to Montessori programs made specifically for homeschoolers! I am attempting to Montessori homeschool and often wish I had an easy guide/format to follow. This program looks perfect!

    Our family chose homeschooling initially because of the freedom to travel with my husband and take the children. We fell in love with homeschooling and it has been a blessing in times of crisis. We homeschooled through my second son’s premature birth, my husband’s massive stroke and recovery, and now my mother’s life threatening battle with diabetes. Homeschooling has made us stronger.

  • Becky said at February 15th, 2011 at 4:42 am :

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said above? This would be a dream come true! We have been homeschooling for 9 years and I can’t think of anything that would be more helpful than this program.
    While homeschooling has not always been the easy road to take, it has been such a blessing for our family!

  • Elizabeth H. said at February 15th, 2011 at 4:45 am :

    What a great prize! We took our eldest daughter out of school five years ago (after six weeks at school) and haven’t looked back. I could spend all day listing the advantages but had better go and get on with it!

  • Becky said at February 15th, 2011 at 4:52 am :

    I posted about the program on my blog ~

    http://academyofthegoodshepherd.blogspot.com/2011/02/montessori.html

    What a great opportunity!

  • Indu Ephraim said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:22 am :

    Thanks to NAMC. I am a student of NAMC , made me more confident in what I do . I work with 3 to 6 yrs. old and get the satisfaction. The parents are proud of their little achievers and the children are happy all the time. What does a teacher want more than this? I am proud to be a montessori teacher. One of my parents was motivated and did her certification in NAMC.

  • myriam pedersen said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:41 am :

    I just love Montessori teaching and with struggling learners it is even more important!!!

  • Patty Malek said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:42 am :

    I am homeschooling my child this year because he needed to be reminded of how special, and smart, and creative, and uniquely wonderful a person he is, and there was no better way to do that than to spend this school year learning with him.

  • Nicole said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:10 am :

    I homeschool to ensure my children get the education they deserve. I am looking now for an elementary homeschool packet like this to continue on.

  • Susan said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:32 am :

    Ido family child care and Ihave been doing it for over 33 years and Ido homeschool with the children and the parents like it as we are learning everyday. I really enjoy doing it. Susan

  • Whitney said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:41 am :

    I stay home with our 3 year old & infant son… we love Montessori philosophy & try to parent & teach that way.

  • Maria Villa said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:48 am :

    We homeschool because of the beautiful family bonds it builds and because we believe we can tailor their education to fit each child’s unique needs.

  • Beth said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:57 am :

    I have five children ages six and under and I am currently homeschooling two of them. Homeschooling has so many benifits for the children and the family as a whole. We want to share with our children all that is good, true, and beautiful, and homeschooling has enabled us to begin that with them. I would love to encorporate more of Maria Montessori’s methods. She has such a beautiful perspective on the dignity of the child!

  • Rachel said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:10 am :

    What a phenomenal giveaway! We decided to homeschool before our children (now four and 18 months) were born. I love the dignity afforded to children by the Montessori system, the fact that they can each progress their own rate. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this package – it would be such a blessing to our growing family.

  • kori said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:16 am :

    NAMC has been on my montessori homeschooling radar — and on our blog — since the beginning of our homeschooling journey. i hope this makes it easy for other montessori homeschooling newbies. http://goodtreemontessori.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/quick-start-montessori-homeschooling-with-namc/

  • Sharon Horton said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:32 am :

    Have been homeschooling for 16 years, would love to use this program for
    the youngest. Sharon

  • Mary said at February 15th, 2011 at 8:17 am :

    I started homeschooling using Montesorri methods. This would be wonderful to have for the younger set.

  • Alma said at February 15th, 2011 at 8:36 am :

    I homeschool my children because parents will always be the best and first educators for our children. Mine are 4 and 2 and I completely believe that this is what is best for them in our state (texas) …. as a child that was lost in the public schools of the state for a long time I dont want the same to happen to mine.

  • Emily said at February 15th, 2011 at 8:37 am :

    I’ve been homeschooling for many years, and I’ve recently been reading up on Montessori methods for my 2 year old. This would be wonderful to have for her when she’s ready!

  • Kerri said at February 15th, 2011 at 9:10 am :

    Hello! I have 3 children, ages 2, 4 & 5-1/2! We started homeschooling this year with traditional textbook methods, but after a few months needed a break. We have continued the past couple months with a more relaxed, natural learning type mentality. We love hands on learning that is applicable to daily life, not busy work! We are homeschooling for the long haul, and are excited to see how it unfolds in the lives of our children. I was raised in a homeschooling family and love the gentle, free learning that happens at home. Although I wasn’t raised with the Montessori program, I have heard nothing but high praise, and from the research I’ve done believe it to be an exceptional way of learning. Thank you for your generosity in offering these learning materials to people who would otherwise not be able to enjoy the Montesorri program!

  • Katie said at February 15th, 2011 at 9:30 am :

    This is such an incredibly generous giveaway! I would love to use this program while homeschooling my 3 year old.

  • Tonya said at February 15th, 2011 at 9:34 am :

    I was homeschooled back in the days when it was still not fully acceptable or well known as an option. I love how that has not only changed, but that there are so many options for parents who want to homeschool their children. I taught in a Montessori school and had the opportunity to observe several other schools and was amazed just how much like home schooling, it was. I loved how self motivated the children were to learn and the quality of their work impressed me. Now as I am preparing to homeschool my own family I look forward to homeschooling the Montessori way.

  • Rokina said at February 15th, 2011 at 10:38 am :

    OMG!!! I am so excited!!! It would be a true blessing to win this!!! I am in the process of starting a Montessori Homeschool and I am finding out how expensive everything is! I have had three yard sales to raise money to buy materials but it is still not enough. I am going to homeschool my daughter who will be 4 next month and then offer underprivileged children in my community with free Montessori tutoring. Unfortunately, the public school system IS failing our children. I am so passionately dedicated to do all that I can to help as many children have a solid foundation and a love for learning before they have no other choice but to be enrolled into a failing system. I truly believe that If all of us Home-schoolers can give this gift to at least one child in our community we will be able to make a positive change in our world for the future of everyone and everything! :-)

    “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” M. Gandhi

  • VJ said at February 15th, 2011 at 11:02 am :

    Thanks NAMC and Louri Bourne for this kind initiative. Wishing every parent with sunshine, smile and 99% luck to get this giveaway. I am passionate about education and especially the way its rendered through Montessori methods.

    Pls visit my blog at http://veuwpoint.blogspot.com/2011/02/home-schooling-montessori-way.html

  • Susanne Marti said at February 15th, 2011 at 11:16 am :

    I would be so greatful to receive this “giveaway”! I already use Montessori material and it is just perfekt for children of all ages. Here in Germany you start preschool at the age of 4 to 5 years, so years are wasted not doing much and that is where I step in, because I see how much the children love and enjoy to learn using all their senses to explore the world they live in. I truly believe that Montessori makes a big difference in a child’s life.

  • Becky Slezal said at February 15th, 2011 at 11:54 am :

    I have been researching and looking online for montessori preschool curriculum and was SO happy to have found NAMC’s website as well as Montessori for Everyone! I plan on starting homeschool with my son in the fall simply because we live in a rural area and there are no montessori schools near us – all are at least an hour away. I am blessed to be able to stay at home with him and believe this is the way for us to go! I have read and heard so many great things about the Montessori Method and know that this curriculum is a continued way of learning for our son in a way we are already ‘teaching’ him. I love that!

  • Amber said at February 15th, 2011 at 12:07 pm :

    Thank you so much for the chance to win a fantastic program!

    We are a military family stationed overseas in Scotland and there are not any Montessori schools in our area. I can’t wait to start a formal homeschooling program with my three-year old. When we return to the US, I want to become a certified Montessori teacher. Especially now after the birth of our baby with special needs, I look to the Montessori education philosophy for guidance in teaching my children. Thanks again for the opportunity!

  • Nicole said at February 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm :

    Winning this curriculum would be a blessing to me and family. It will help me correctly teach the montessori curriculum and ensure years of happy learning.

  • Jami said at February 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm :

    What an amazing offer you are giving! I homeschool my children and have from the beginning (I have a 4th grader, 2nd grader, 3 year old, and a one year old). I would love love love this resource for my younger two children. Montessori for life!

  • Jami said at February 15th, 2011 at 12:31 pm :

    I posted this to my blog!
    http://suchisthis.blogspot.com/2011/02/montessori-giveaway.html

  • Jig said at February 15th, 2011 at 12:33 pm :

    School is an invisible entity to perform below mentioned two major activities. I don’t think that true values of school is running in DNA of professional school. I would like to try my best to give right education to my child and enjoy time doing it along with him.

    Educate: to bring up or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses.

    Education: properly a drawing forth, implies not so much the communication of knowledge as the discipline of the intellect, the establishment of the principles, and the regulation of the heart.

  • Christelle said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:16 pm :

    Wow what a great giveaway! This would be perfect for us as we are finally converting to mainly Montessori education for all our children at home, having tried other methods and found them very much lacking. Our youngest recently tried a Montessori pre-school but did not like being away from his sisters. I still feel Montessori is the best approach for him as he is a very restless child who relies on others for his entertainment and I would love for him to find inner peace. We don’t believe mainstream school is good for any of our children as all it teach is how to conform and it does little to foster a love of learning. Unfortunately there are no Montessori primary schools where we live either, so we educate our children at home.

  • Leesa said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:32 pm :

    We homeschool because we believe education should not be a “one-size-fits-all” approach. I love that Montessori can be tailored to advanced learners as well as those who need more time to master a given concept. Thanks so much for the give-away opportunity.

  • Maha said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:33 pm :

    My twins are turning 2.5 in a couple of months and unfortunately there is no Montessori school around us so I intend to homeschool both of them to get the benefit of Montessori education.

  • Christine said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm :

    The child-centered approach of a Montessori education is a perfect compliment to our homeschool. Though, I often find the appropriate tools are difficult to obtain or too costly. I’ve spent many hours constructing ‘adequate’ substitutes to try to meet the needs of my children with a Montessori approach. Time that could have been spent with my children implementing Montessori’s beautiful and holistic philosophy. I’m excited to see that finally those tools will be more accessible to homeschoolers. I have children who in the past have attended spectacular Montessori schools. Today, I continue to nurture that Montessori exposure at home with my subsequent children and with friends and neighbors who are actively schooling their children at home, too. This give-away would be a great resource to share with my family and friends.

  • zebaby said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:45 pm :

    First off, love Montessori For Everyone! Second, what a great giveaway! I rarely ever win anything, so this would be amazing – keeping my fingers crossed!

    We’re homeschooling for various reasons, but mainly because I’d like a Montessori experience for my son and can’t really afford it. I love how homeschooling allows the child to fully take control of their learning and is not constrained to time limits and the pace of a traditional classroom. I also love that homeschooling provides hands on, real life learning as opposed to following a textbook and being in an environment that seeks to “replicate” real life / home life. Lastly, how can you beat the feeling of being there to watch your child get excited about learning!

  • Jolene said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:51 pm :

    We are beginning our homeschool adventure! I am so excited to embrace schooling at home and already my mind has began to shift and think out of the box as a homeschooling mom. I love learning with my daughter! The more I read the more drawn to Montessori and have started to incorporate things into our learning style… we are still getting in our groove and I’m loving ever step of the way!

  • Ellie said at February 15th, 2011 at 1:55 pm :

    To bring the world to my children, I choose to teach at home. Real-life learning is a lifestyle and I’m thrilled that I have the freedom to choose this type of education for my kids.

    I want to raise my kids to know, love, and serve God to the fullness of their characters, and that is why we homeschool.

  • Gloria Salazar said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:01 pm :

    I am interested in homeschooling my children because
    I believe in one on one attention at these young ages (.=
    thank you for this opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Jenn said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:02 pm :

    I am homeschooling my 3.5 year old in Montessori because I am his best teacher! We would love the opportunity to use this curriculum to give us more focus on our journey. Thanks!

  • Evelīna said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:04 pm :

    Hello! My name is Evelīna and I’m from Riga (Latvia, Europe)!
    I really enjoy your website and your blog, and when I read about this wonderful “Giveaway of a Lifetime” I thought to myself – Oh, maybe this time it will be me! :) Why not! :)
    I’m a mother of two – Adriana is 2.8 years old and Nicholas is 1.4 years old. I’m trying to implement Montessori ideas at home, at the moment I’m also attending a Montessori course for parents and teachers in one of Riga’s Montessori children’s homes. I really do like the philosophy and approach to children of Maria Montessori and I’m very thankful that I have a friend who introduced me to Montessori education.
    I am considering homeschooling and I’m currently reading a lot of information about it and also communicating with other moms in Latvia who are already homeschooling.
    I’m glad about this giveaway opportunity and thank you for making this a worldwide giveaway! :)

  • Jenn said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:04 pm :

    No time for blogging but I “shared” the link on my FB page with 381 friends! Thanks:)

  • Patricia LaBrie said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:13 pm :

    I love this site. I have been using it daily and we are currently looking at science experiments we can do this afternoon centering around Galileo. My son is well acquainted with Montessori and the little boy I look after is now reading (after only being with us for 4 months!).

  • Carrie said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:20 pm :

    This is a wonderful opportunity they are giving! In our world today, it is a beautiful thing to be able to educate children at home, while instilling in them the value of the family, which they won’t get at school.

  • Stephan said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:23 pm :

    I have a child; we plan to homeschool; I want to win. Thanks for the offer!

  • Jody said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:30 pm :

    Thank-you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway. The materials and albums look fantastic!

  • Jennifer Dunlop said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:35 pm :

    I love homeschooling. Parents are this first people to teach our children.We are the best examples and greatest ally in our children’s sucess.Thanks of ths chance to win a cool tool to help us educate our future

  • CeciMami said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:36 pm :

    Winning this would be amazing as there is no affordable program available locally!

  • Jennifer said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:39 pm :

    Amazing offer! I was homeschooled, and I am not a mother of a three year old well an a Preschool Teacher with a degree in Early CHildhood Education and experience in Montessori (Para professional training and worked as a 3-6 assistant) and I believe that Montessori is the only way! I also love every aspect of homeschooling, and I delight at the idea of begining this journey with my young son. As a stay at home mom on a tiny budget, most materials are simply out of my reach… But this could really open a door for us! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  • Jenny said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:39 pm :

    I have started experimenting with homeschooling my 2 and 3 year old. I have formerly been both a public school teacher and a Montessori teacher, and I feel so strongly about the many positive benefits to the Montessori approach to education!

  • Mandee said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:50 pm :

    I choose to homeschool my 3 little boys because I feel the foundation to a child is their parent. Once that seed is planted the proper growth and nutrition will provide a deeper root and family bond. I strongly agree with and desire to incorporate more Montessori into my son’s education but find it to be too pricey for our current budget. This giveaway is fabulous and would allow me to provide a stronger root and educational growth in my boys.
    Thank you.

  • Susan said at February 15th, 2011 at 2:55 pm :

    It’s not just homeschooling that I am a fan of it’s the fact that we could bring the philosophies of the Montessori method to our homeschooling that I find immensely appealing- as a former student of Montessori I greatly value the benefit of following the montessori method in helping my child grow and learn.

  • Melanie said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:00 pm :

    I plan on homeschooling my son and nephew that are 5 weeks apart. My daughter is five, and started Kindergarten this year in a Montessori school and we absolutely love it. I want to keep my son and nephew together, and home with me for their early learning, as I did with my daughter. I have seen how wonderfully the Montessori method of learning has been for my daughter, and cannot wait to begin my boys on the same way of learning here at home! Thank you for the opportunity to use such a wonderful system!

  • Terri said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:02 pm :

    The nearest Montessori is a 3 hour round trip drive for us. Our only local school option is a massive failure. The nearest preschool is a 2 hour round trip drive. We will be homeschooling our now 2yr old daughter and plan on using Montessori. Thank you for helping a lucky family!

  • Ryane said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:12 pm :

    Wow! Thanks for this great giveaway. We have a 5 yo, a 2 yo and a 9 month old whom we homeschool. We love that we are able to learn and grow together as a family.

  • Heather Leslie said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:25 pm :

    I am grateful to have the desire to implement the Montessori method in my home since we cannot afford to send our kids to school. Hoping that changes in the future, it would be wonderful to be able to have the proper materials to teach my 3 kids appropriately. Thank you for the chance to enter!

  • Romina said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:34 pm :

    We would love this package to enrich the kids education, I would love to homeschool but we feel we don’t have enough materials to do so.
    This would be the greatest gift to our family.
    Thanks

  • Liebe said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:34 pm :

    Homeschooling is the best way to protect your child from government indoctrination in public schools. Something doesn’t seem right to give your 5 year old baby over to a “system” for several hours per day with no idea what they could be teaching them without their parent’s knowledge.

  • jessica born said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:35 pm :

    Making Montessori more accessible to the masses…I love integrating Montessori principles with families in a home environment, and this homeschool kit is perfect for homeschooling and supporting the school/home connection.

  • Betty Prout said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:42 pm :

    I’m a former Montessori Preschool Teacher’s aide, mother of 3 grown children who went through Montessori from ages 3 – 12, and now the grandmother of a grandson who lives on a small Caribbean island. His Mom is homeschooling him the Montessori way, handmaking all her materials since nothing is available on their island and no one will ship directly there! I’d love to give this to them so my grandson can get the wonderful Montessori education that his Daddy and Aunties got!

  • Jade said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:56 pm :

    Wow!! Such an amazing opportunity!

    Thank-you & best of luck to all of us,
    Jade :)

  • Tiffany said at February 15th, 2011 at 3:58 pm :

    I love the Montessori philosophy. My children have done so well with the programs available near us. I want to continue using the Montessori methods with all of my children (I have 4 with the oldest being 6!) and continue it through high school. I also like homeschooling because we can incorporate our religious beliefs with the science curriculum.

    Here’s our website: http://footstepsofbrevard.yolasite.com and our blog: http://footstepsofbrevard.wordpress.com/.

  • Rachel said at February 15th, 2011 at 4:19 pm :

    We homeschool so that a) we can direct the content of our children’s education and b) so we can be around them.

  • Amanda Babcock said at February 15th, 2011 at 4:50 pm :

    This would change everything about our homeschooling routine (a truly great thing!)

  • Lori said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:08 pm :

    I homeschool my children for many reasons. 1. So my children can get a quality Montessori education in our price range. 2. I can control the quality of their education and moral upbringing. 3. I can alter the materials to fit them individually rather than letting them get lost in the generalization of the public school system. It’s been a wonderful experience for myself and my children.

  • Monica Utsey said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:44 pm :

    I often wonder if I would be homeschooling if my children “got in” to the local public Montessori schools? I tried with each of my boys to get them into Montessori schools. But it seems the Creator had other plans. I believe now that I have the best of both worlds because I can use the science and artistry of Montessori learning in my home. It seems companies are taking notice and NAMC has created a homeschool Montessori program for ages 3-6. Besides, I would not want to miss a moment of the joy I have experienced watching their lives unfold as they discover new things. To learn more about Montessori homeschooling, visit us here: http://chocolatecoveredboyjoy.blogspot.com/

  • Tanya said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm :

    I am in my 2nd year homeschooling my 2 oldest girls.. Ages 10 and 8. I haven’t done much with my 3 1/2 year old because I don’t believe in pushing them too much until they show they are ready.. All 3 of my children have some issue to deal with and it’s been hard.. OCD..ADD/ADHD.. Sensory and behavioral issues. I have always wanted to adapt the Montessori theory of teaching but feel it’s too expensive to get started and not sure how to start or where to look. It’s been hit and miss and a lot of trial and error.. I would love a program that just had it all and wasn’t an arm and a leg to purchase.. Unfortunately in todays economy, homeschooling has become a hardship in itself.. Trying to do the best with what we can afford..type of lifestyle.. Thanks for such a generous offer! I also would love to have an opportunity to try this program out too..

  • Lori said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:48 pm :

    Blogged about it!

    Fingers crossed!!!!

  • Maria said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:50 pm :

    Thank you for this great opportunity/giveaway! I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old and have been getting very overwhelmed on how to go about applying Montessori in our everyday life and this really help a lot.

  • Megan Prout said at February 15th, 2011 at 5:53 pm :

    Hi! I have never won anything in my life, but I would LOVE to win this! I am homeschooling my son, Montessori-style, on St. John, one of the US Virgin Islands. I am doing my best to create Montessori materials for my 4-year-old son, but it is difficult to do here, on a small island in the middle of the Caribbean, on a limited budget. :-)

  • viviane said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:02 pm :

    my first experience with homeschooling was with my specialneed daughter , i knew the only way to help her reach all her potentials is learning one on one at home with me . than when her two brother and sister came along i didn’t want to give them less , i want them to develop strong sibling and family bond , and i want to be the one responsible of their growing and learning . i love montessori way of learning , but i am still learning myself and this program would be god sent to our family

  • Gina said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:14 pm :

    Wow! This would be fantastic! I’ve begun to homeschool my 3 yr old daughter and have been implementing many Montessori type activities and ideals. I’m only just beginning to learn though so this would be ever so helpful!

  • Shelly said at February 15th, 2011 at 6:57 pm :

    Thank you for this great opportunity! I find homeschooling the best way to address children’s individual needs, and I love the Montessori activities and philosophy. Thank you!

  • Lourdes said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:45 pm :

    I am a proud product of NAMC; where I received my Primary certification. Two years after starting as an Assistant, I was hired as a Primary Teacher in a Public Montessori Elementary school in Colorado. This school in the only public Montessori school in Colorado Springs. For me, Montessori public school is incomparable.

    I would like to share with everyone how NAMC had completely changed my career. It provided me with an opportunity to do a comprehensive training on line while working at the same time. Now I am enjoying a minimal amount of investment with a lucrative return.

    Someday, I would like to retire. But I doubt if I want to do it completely. Montessori method of education is the only way I could enjoy teaching. My plan is to be able to still do homeschooling. This will provide me with an opportunity to still enjoy sometime for myself and with my family.

  • Jen said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:47 pm :

    Would love to win this package for my sister! She home schools her boys using the Montessori program.

  • Monica said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:52 pm :

    We decided to educate our children from home long before having them! It is our belief that our children can learn and thrive in a home environment much better than a school environment. I started with the NAMC ‘twos’ manuals and received amazing support from them while homeschooling my now two-year-old and 6-month-old. You can find posts on my blog about NAMC and their assistance to me in creating a Montessori environment for infants AND toddlers together! http://www.imateachingmom.blogspot.com Next step: getting the 3-6 homeschool program! I LOVE Montessori and look forward to a lifetime of learning!

  • Kate said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:55 pm :

    What an amazing give away. We homeschool our children because we firmly believe we are able to give them the best possible opportunities to learn and explore the world through homeschooling. How wonderful it would be to incorporate these materials into our days.

  • Desiree said at February 15th, 2011 at 7:59 pm :

    I am interested in the Montessori method and feel that it would be a great fit for my son. Our local school is too expensive for my family’s budget but I want to give him the best education possible. Thank you for the opportunity to “win” this giveaway!

  • Adriennie said at February 15th, 2011 at 8:01 pm :

    OMG I would SOOOO LOVE to win this program! I have 2 kids, ages 5 and 2 and this would be PERFECT for them both. Thanks in advance!!!

  • Eryn said at February 15th, 2011 at 8:18 pm :

    Great contest, thanks! Son is in Montessori preschool and we are planning to homeschool and carry many of the Montessori methods over to our hs’ing journey.

  • Krissi Lancaster said at February 15th, 2011 at 8:45 pm :

    Wow, this giveaway is incredible! I want to homeschool my little boy through the first few years in order to keep him home longer (through Kindergarten) while offering him the best educational foundation (Montessori).

  • Melanie said at February 15th, 2011 at 8:46 pm :

    I love my children and think that the montessori education they have started with has opened both my eyes and theirs, but since my husband lost his job, times are tough. I can no longer afford for them to attend montessori preschool, but would love for them to continue their quest for learning in the montessori tradition.

  • Airamty said at February 15th, 2011 at 9:07 pm :

    Just the opportunity to share everyday with my daughter and teach her everything I know and learn from her at the same time is the best gift ever. It’s so amazing the feeling when she learns something new and you can see her proudly face…priceless! Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  • Sam said at February 15th, 2011 at 9:29 pm :

    I am trying to learn as much Montessori as I can because I really think my daughter will benefit from this style of learning.

  • Jollina said at February 15th, 2011 at 9:38 pm :

    I am a huge fan of Montessori and I would love this to help me in our Homeschooling adventures! I say adventures because no two days are the same and that is what I love about it!

  • Nadja said at February 15th, 2011 at 10:00 pm :

    Wow, what an amazing reposnse. I must confess, when I first heard the word “Montessori” I had no idea what it was!
    I home schooled my son and can say with certainty that his primary school success is based on the solid foundation that he received through the hands-on experience of the Montessori materials.

  • Janna said at February 15th, 2011 at 10:37 pm :

    I taught high school level English in the public school system for seven years before marrying, starting a family, and becoming a stay at home mom. For seven years I interacted with very few students who were actually obtaining an education–most were simply being socialized (and the socialization acquired in the public school system is frightening at best). I want the best education for my children…I want them to be educated to be leaders, not followers. I want them to know that God is, and should be, part of their education. I want them to grow up loving the lovely, peaceful, beautiful, and thought provoking things in life. For these reasons we homeschool; for these reasons we are drawn to and are using as many Montessori materials that we can afford and/or approximate.

  • uwaye said at February 15th, 2011 at 11:03 pm :

    i home school because i have done a montessori course and believe in the method. there are two kinds of people in this world, leaders and followers and most often, we follow the wrong leaders and trend. it would be nice to have the kids know the right thing to lead others by.

  • elsabe said at February 15th, 2011 at 11:50 pm :

    I am a preschool teacher in a traditional school. I am also studing montessori (third year) and loving it. I have twins of 15 months and I would like to use this programe on my children at home. it is a wonderful program. I am from Namibia

  • jae jun said at February 16th, 2011 at 12:11 am :

    I love hand-on Montessori materials. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • salvomenza said at February 16th, 2011 at 3:08 am :

    What an incredible giveaway!(Part-time) homeschooling is the only chance for a lot of parents to keep alive in children their natural passion for learning.
    I linked to NAMC from my blog

  • Gemma said at February 16th, 2011 at 4:51 am :

    How timely to stumble upon this post while pondering the idea of homeschooling and exploring the potential resources available! My interest in homeschooling was inspired by the following quote:

    In the children committed to her care, every mother has a sacred charge from God. “Take this son, this daughter,” He says; “train it for Me; give it a character polished after the similitude of a palace, that it may shine in the courts of the Lord forever.” –Ministry of Healing (E.G. White), p. 376

  • yumna said at February 16th, 2011 at 5:46 am :

    Right now, i’m teaching montessori in a school in Riyadh, Saudi arabia. I have very basic training in montessori.
    I have a two year old toddler going to a regular school.I have made her my own montessori equipment for her. red and blue legos= red and blue rod,made my bookshelf into a practical life shelf.

    this equipment will help me a lot.

    i l0ve montessori!!

  • sara sevinc said at February 16th, 2011 at 6:10 am :

    My two children went to a Montessori school in Australia but I had to pull them out for financial reasons. They cried! I began homeschooling the Montessori style, but we are short of materials. This would be absolutely wonderful for our family!

  • Kim said at February 16th, 2011 at 6:16 am :

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this. My daughter is 18 months, and I would LOVE to be able to teach her using the Montessori materials. What a blessing this would be!

  • Susan said at February 16th, 2011 at 6:45 am :

    We have just recently begun our homeschool journey and love and revere the Montessori method! This giveaway would be sooooo helpful!

  • Susan said at February 16th, 2011 at 6:49 am :

    I also put a link to NAMC in my blog at:
    http://forkerfarm.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/namc-homeschooling-link/

    Thank you!

  • Ruth Gracey said at February 16th, 2011 at 7:28 am :

    I don’t have a blog, but I posted this on twitter so I hope that counts for my 2nd entry.

  • Ruth Gracey said at February 16th, 2011 at 7:31 am :

    I absolutely love Montessori and I put both of my teenage daughters through a Montessori program in pre-K through K (ages 2-6). Now I am a homeschooler and I would love to use this program for my lovely bright 4 year old daughter but my husband has had a rough year due to the economy (we work on commission in real estate sales) so we could not afford to purchase the kit. A chance to win this would secure her little pre-school future and my older daughters and I would love working with her on the materials. They play school with her every day. Sure hope I win this giveaway!

  • Eva said at February 16th, 2011 at 9:08 am :

    I would love the materials to implement a full Montessori program at home for my children; now and for the rest of their homeschooling experience.

  • Lorie Ferguson said at February 16th, 2011 at 9:17 am :

    I can’t tell you how much this would help me. My son is about to turn 5 and my daughter is 18months. I have been studying about Montessori but cannot afford to enroll my children. I have decided to homeschool them and would love to use this curriculum. Thank you

  • Shannon said at February 16th, 2011 at 9:33 am :

    My own early education (age 2 – fifth grade) was at a wonderful Montessori school! I’ve been a huge advocate of the approach to learning that Montessori incorporates ever since. Living now in an area lacking a good Montessori school, my oldest children have gone through the public schools in our area, and we have been so disappointed to see them NOT learning so much they could be learning, if only they’d been able to benefit from Montessori! Now, my youngest is 2 1/2, and I’d like to undertake Montessori homeschooling with her, because it’s an approach to learning and to life that I very much embrace. This giveaway is wonderful, and we’d be so blessed to be “winners.” Thanks for extending the opportunity to everyone!

  • Rachel K. said at February 16th, 2011 at 10:11 am :

    We have been part of the Montessori program since my daughter was 2 1/2. My daughter still attends a montessori preschool, but I am very interested in starting a montessori homeschool program for my son who is almost 3 as I feel that as a parent, I can be his best teacher. thank you for this amazing giveaway….this is such a great opportunity.

  • Debbie F said at February 16th, 2011 at 11:06 am :

    I have had an interest in Montessori schools since I was in college working at an educational children’s store. Now, having my own daughter close to preschool age, this has come up again. No one can give my daughter the time and attention that I can give her no matter how good the school is. With the the tough economy private montessori schools have become more and more expensive, homeschooling has become the option for us. This would be a great start for what will inevitably be a life long love of learning

  • Veronica said at February 16th, 2011 at 11:36 am :

    I homeschool because I feel it is the best for my children.

  • Shelley said at February 16th, 2011 at 12:03 pm :

    I would love to win this! I have a strong passion for Montessori since learning about it 3 years ago. My son was born with nerve damage causing him to be deaf in one ear (among other things) and Montessori teaching was one of the few techniques I felt would enable him to grow as he should.

    Fingers-crossed!

  • Mandy said at February 16th, 2011 at 12:47 pm :

    This will be our second year homeschooling and this curriculum looks perfect. We have 5 kids 5 and under in our home so these resources would absolutely be put to god use!

  • Megan Prout said at February 16th, 2011 at 1:02 pm :

    I’m crossing my fingers!!! http://thequestquotient.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-want-my-four-dollars.html

  • Jenn McLain said at February 16th, 2011 at 1:53 pm :

    I NEVER in a million years, thought I would want to homeschool. But something happened when I actually had my first baby. I began meeting a lot of homeschooling moms, including my sister in law. I have seen the benefits of homeschooling and now my hearts desire is to spend time with my children at home while they are still little. I was introduced to the Montessori Method through my best friend who is a teacher. I have also seen the positive effects it has had on my daughters learning and now my husband and I have decided that Montessori homeschooling is the way we would like to start off our childrens education!

  • Patricia LaBrie said at February 16th, 2011 at 2:47 pm :

    I would love to win this give away. Montessori is such a big part of life and it would really improve the work we do at home!

  • katpat23 said at February 16th, 2011 at 3:23 pm :

    I need these albums, these materials!!! My boys love Montessori!

  • katpat23 said at February 16th, 2011 at 3:26 pm :

    And now I’ve posted on my blog with a link to NAMC’s new program.

  • Wendy Smith said at February 16th, 2011 at 5:47 pm :

    Three of my children attended Montessori schools before we decided to homeschool. I homeschool because I believe the family is the best teacher and home is the best place for learning to take place. I teach my younger children and grandchildren, and the grandchildren would benefit from this kit, which would be shared by our growing family. I appreciate the opportunity to expand and explore!

  • Crystal said at February 16th, 2011 at 5:52 pm :

    This program would be awesome. I’m homeschooling my 4 children w/ the Montessori Method. It’s awesome. Sending my children to a Montessori School is not an option financially at this time. And I believe I have their best interests at heart as their mother.

  • Janette said at February 16th, 2011 at 6:23 pm :

    I think being able to teach children from birth to 6 years is amazing to be able to support their growth during this time with Montessori materials would be providing further help and understand how young children think and learn.
    Australia

  • Annette said at February 16th, 2011 at 7:15 pm :

    Thank you for entering me in the giveaway!

  • Dara Schonken said at February 16th, 2011 at 7:16 pm :

    I feel Montessori teaches children the love of learning. I hope to use their curriculum to give my child the best education possible. this give away prise is very generous. Thanks for this opportunity.

  • Lynne said at February 16th, 2011 at 7:47 pm :

    We are adopting an 8 year old this summer whom I will be homeschooling as she learns English and what it means to be in a family. She has been in an orphanage her whole life. This curriculum would be a wonderful blessing for us.

  • Lynne said at February 16th, 2011 at 8:02 pm :

    For entry #2 I’ve posted about the new program at afamilyforfaith.blogspot.com. I’d love to win this giveaway!!

  • Amber said at February 16th, 2011 at 8:39 pm :

    I have just started looking into homeschooling. I am certified in Montessori 3-6 and would love to be able to teach my own daughters at home.

  • Susan said at February 16th, 2011 at 8:52 pm :

    Hi,
    This would be perfect for my 4 year old daughter. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway offer! We love homeschooling.

  • K said at February 16th, 2011 at 9:44 pm :

    I have been reading about the montessori method ever since my son was one. I am homeschooling him because I am not to keen on how the public schools teach, and it gives me more time with him.

  • Deborah said at February 17th, 2011 at 4:13 am :

    I feel that letting your child learn at home provides them with a much richer and well-rounded experience than being forced to learn at a certain grade level with a teacher that has a REQUIRED cirriculum and needs to teach to the masses.

  • Deborah said at February 17th, 2011 at 4:15 am :

    For entry #2, I do not have a blog but I have posted your logo and a link to your website on my own website. Thank you!

  • Deborah said at February 17th, 2011 at 4:24 am :

    For my Entry #2, I do not have a blog but have posted the logo and link to my website.

  • Atiya said at February 17th, 2011 at 4:54 am :

    I am a homeschooling mother of 3 daughters as well as the coordinator for the preschoolers of my local co-op group. We would love to win this giveaway so that we could use the materials for the youngest members of our co-op. Thank you!

  • Lindsay James said at February 17th, 2011 at 5:29 am :

    This is a great giveaway, we are homeschooling our two boys and this would be great. Living in the UK homeschool cirriculam of any sort is hard to come by never mind something as great as this.

  • Theresa said at February 17th, 2011 at 5:35 am :

    What a wonderful opportunity. Our girls were in public school for 3 and 5 years, respectively. We felt that too much emphasis was put on standardized testing and that the teachers were teaching to the test. It caused what we felt was unnecessary stress on our family. Our girls are thriving now that they are homeschooled.

  • Kelly O'Dell said at February 17th, 2011 at 6:58 am :

    While I have always been interested in homeschooling, it seemed completely intimidating to me with my first child. With my second child, I was seeking a playgroup of sorts for her and discovered a small group of mamas looking to start a homeschool co-op for their preschool aged children. We joined and it has been such a joy. With all of the mamas (5 of them) contributing their ideas, resources, talents, etc., we have done great things for our children. It’s quite empowering to realize that I CAN and AM doing it! As she reaches the age of traditional school enrollment, I am gaining more and more confidence in doing this for the long haul.

  • anushka said at February 17th, 2011 at 7:21 am :

    we are on a homeschooling journey as my husband completes his physician training all over the map. we move around and also are unable to afford the montessori preschool prices. i would love this giveaway to help me homeschool my son. i am a former montessori student myself as well as a former teacher (but regretfully not montessori). this would greatly enrich our lives. thank you!

  • Angelica Egozcue said at February 17th, 2011 at 7:45 am :

    My wonderful daughter turned 3 yesterday! We started homeschooling since she was born, she learned to talk and walk and hold a spoon from us and now she makes leaps and bounds! I truly think parents are the best educators, at least those who are dedicated to and love their children. I have implemented many of Maria Montessori’s methods in our home and I see how naturally she learns and is always thirsty to learn more about whatever topic she’s learning about. This Giveaway of a Lifetime would be so much fun and enriching!

  • Lori said at February 17th, 2011 at 8:46 am :

    I would LOVE this!!!

  • Jac said at February 17th, 2011 at 9:33 am :

    http://myspotonmontessori.blogspot.com/2011/02/montessori-homeschool-program.html

    Here’s the link to your giveaway and the NAMC Homeschool Program on my blog.

  • Leah said at February 17th, 2011 at 9:55 am :

    We love living in rural area, but very much miss having access to a Montessori school. My oldest son thrived in that environment from 3-5, and I have been a devotee ever since. I’ve always tried to implement Montessori philosophies in our home, especially for my younger kids (who’ve never experienced the beauty of a Montessori preschool). I’ve felt overwhelmed trying to sift through all the different options for more academic materials… having a kit like this would really be wonderful.

  • Heidi said at February 17th, 2011 at 10:17 am :

    What a giveaway! Homeschooling is increasingly attractive to me as we watch our public schools sink further and further, thanks to enormous budget cuts. We love Montessori, but unfortunately the price tag makes it out of reach for our three kids.

  • Heidi said at February 17th, 2011 at 10:22 am :

    Added a link to your site from my blog!

  • About a Girl said at February 17th, 2011 at 10:28 am :

    What a wonderful giveaway. Although L goes to a Montessori preschool in the mornings at the moment we also do tons of stuff at home. I am interested in all things Montessori and one day be able to work in a Montessori school.

  • kristin said at February 17th, 2011 at 11:05 am :

    WOW! What a wonderful giveaway. This would help me so much as Montessori is so expensive and I will have my two little boys at home to teach. My oldest two went to Montessori, but funding-wise….this is manageable with my youngest two!

  • Autumn Bynum said at February 17th, 2011 at 11:18 am :

    I teeter back and forth with homeschool or Montessori school for 2 of my 3 boys. My oldest went to private and public, so I have tried those out :) For now I “homeschool” the montessori way the best i can for my 4 and 2 yr. old. This is an awesome giveaway especially for those on a tight budget! Thanks

  • ashley said at February 17th, 2011 at 12:05 pm :

    So very excited with just the idea of having the chance to be a part of this amazing gift:) Our daughter is such a fantastic individual and we want to give her every chance possible to learn how ever and what ever she chooses:)

  • kristin said at February 17th, 2011 at 12:48 pm :

    Our little girl continues to amaze us every day with how she’s growing and becoming her own little person. I couldn’t think of anything better than being able to help her continue to grow and learn to her fullest potential, and do so in a way that is engaging for both of us. She is the most amazing thing that will ever happen to us, and what parent wouldn’t want what’s best for their child and to spend as much time with them as they can? There’s nothing more important than loving, teaching and helping our daughter be all she can be – and knowing that she is loved and supported by her family above all else. We’ve been instilling this in her since day one!

  • ana said at February 17th, 2011 at 2:07 pm :

    This is wonderful!! I love MOntessori, bu unfortunatly the materials are very expensive. So this is a great opportunity!!! THANK YOU!

  • Mindy said at February 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm :

    We consider homeschooling to be a gift to our children. We hope that it will instill in them a lifelong love of learning, the ability to think and learn independently, and an appreciation of the importance of family and community. Homeschooling allows them to work at their own pace, pursue their interests, and develop talents that they would not be able to do in a public school setting.

  • Fiona Kelly said at February 17th, 2011 at 2:49 pm :

    Wow, what an amazing prize. I want to homeschool my daughter (17 months) because of the closeness is creates for our family and the amazing opportunity it provides for her to learn on her own terms.

  • Dominika said at February 17th, 2011 at 2:57 pm :

    I think about homeschooling my two little children because I think it’s the better way to learn for them and the best solution for our family.

  • Chrys said at February 17th, 2011 at 5:06 pm :

    Wow, this is wonderful! I am homeschooling our boys (5, 3, 1) and we have another baby due soon. It would be well used, for sure!

  • Jodi said at February 17th, 2011 at 7:23 pm :

    Wow!!! This would be so wonderful for our homeschool!

  • sarah said at February 17th, 2011 at 8:19 pm :

    I am interested, not only because I studied Montessori for my son, I am pregnant and am hoping to do the same with the second. Parents are absolutely the best teachers.

  • Michael said at February 17th, 2011 at 9:02 pm :

    We started taking the kids to a Montessori as I felt that provided the best education and interaction available. When our oldest daughter turned 5 they would not take her anymore. So we pulled her and her younger sister out of montessori and began to Homeschool. There was a lot of adult words and actions that our preschoolers were learning that was not in line with what we wanted them to know.

    I think a Homeschool Montessori is right in line with how we want to educate our children.

  • Nancy said at February 17th, 2011 at 9:13 pm :

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity to win such a valuable prize! I homeschool because every moment with my child is precious and a gift I cherish!!! -Nancy

  • Rebecca said at February 17th, 2011 at 9:57 pm :

    We do not have a Montessori school within 2 hours of where we live. I want to homeschool my children and the younger one wants to learn right along with her older sister. I think that something like this would make my life so much easier! Thanks for the chance!

  • Jacqueline Bourne said at February 17th, 2011 at 10:32 pm :

    I would love the opportunity to use this prize for homeschooling.

  • Stephanie H said at February 17th, 2011 at 11:18 pm :

    Just found this site and I love it!

    I am on my third year of homeshcooling and this would be a fantastic tool!

  • Janet said at February 18th, 2011 at 1:55 am :

    I was homeschooled and love it. I want to give my kids the opportunity to be all they can be according to their own interests and not according to what some politicians think kids need to learn.

  • Janet said at February 18th, 2011 at 2:22 am :

    My post linking to Montessori:

    http://janet.salemsattic.com/archives/2011/02/18/montessori-homeschooling

  • Stephanie W said at February 18th, 2011 at 4:36 am :

    I want to homeschool because I’m currently a public school teacher and see first-hand how some children are bored for a large part of the day. One-on-one attention to your child and the ability to follow their interests is so much better.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Beth said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:16 am :

    Linking to my blog and hoping to win!

    http://lettingitrot.blogspot.com/2011/02/hoping-to-win.html

  • Sarah Kathryn said at February 18th, 2011 at 3:11 pm :

    I’m pregnant with our second and my first daughter is 16 months and are starting the Montessori program. We would LOVE this! I have posted it on my blog here:
    http://theboltonfam.blogspot.com/2011/02/namc-montessori-homeschool-program-free.html

    I also have it on Facebook and Twitter.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity for all of us to possibly win.

  • ashley said at February 18th, 2011 at 5:51 pm :

    I think maybe we should share – like a lending library:) HUGS everyone!!

  • Faye said at February 18th, 2011 at 5:55 pm :

    I am anxious to start the program for my 2 youngest. I love spending time with them and crave the one on one time watching them learn but my decision to stay home with them makes for some financial challenges. Winning this would be a God send

  • Beth said at February 18th, 2011 at 5:55 pm :

    I would love to implement the program with my kids at home. We are homeschooling in the Montessori method and have pulled together a curriculum from different sources but having one from a singular source would be ideal!

  • Amy Giove said at February 18th, 2011 at 5:56 pm :

    I am interested in homeschooling my children because I am excited to teach them all of what they will need to navigate life and develop to their God given potential. I want to look back and know I gave my best and enjoyed my time with them while they were young and in my care.

  • David said at February 18th, 2011 at 6:07 pm :

    I want to home educate because I feel the will get a better education at home, and we will be able to teach them values and Godly character.

  • Silvia said at February 18th, 2011 at 6:08 pm :

    We would like to homeschool our children because we want to give the best for our children and it is the best available choice for us, we want a good montessori education but as for now we can’t afford the high tuition fee of montessori schools. Would LOVE to get this NAMC (North American Montessori Center) Montessori Homeschool Program ! It’s going to be a dream come true. Thank you for the awesome giveaway !!

  • Nicole said at February 18th, 2011 at 6:11 pm :

    This would be a wonderful learning resource in our home! We as parents understand the most important job you will ever do will be in the walls of your own home!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jamie said at February 18th, 2011 at 6:24 pm :

    I like homescholing because I think parents should be involved in their children’s lives. Also I was homeschooled for a few years growing up and enjoyed it.

  • Amy L said at February 18th, 2011 at 6:26 pm :

    This would be SO wonderful to use with my 3 year old daughter who has Down Syndrome. I’m excited to begin home schooling her!

  • Amanda Bourell said at February 18th, 2011 at 6:33 pm :

    I homeschool because my children were with AMAZING Montessori teachers and then we moved and the schools here could not keep up because the kids were SO far ahead of their same age traditional peers. We are happy at home but they miss the Montessori environment. I am slowly trying to create this at home for them.

  • Rachel C said at February 18th, 2011 at 6:48 pm :

    I have no faith in the public school system here and there are no secular private schools within 45 minute drive. So we want to start homeschooling and definitely using the Montessori method!

  • Patricia LaBrie said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:16 pm :

    I love being home with my son everyday. I feel so blessed to be able to work with “K” everyday and see his whole world open before him. Being a military spouse, we move a lot and finding a school can be challenging. I have bought a few things, made a bunch of others and read many blogs daily for new ides. I would love to have this program. It would help us out so much.

  • Emily said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:16 pm :

    I would LOVE to win this!

  • Emily said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:17 pm :

    and I blogged it: http://embrita.blogspot.com/2011/02/you-know-im-entering-this.html

  • Gayle Provost said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:17 pm :

    We homeschool because we feel it’s what we are supposed to do. No one can teach their children better than their parents and we are up for the challange. My son has Autism and he responds the best with me and learns well. We integrate the Montessori method into our lessons and love it!

  • Ernest said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:19 pm :

    We want to homeschool our children because we believe our children will have a higher quality education at home with the montessori method. Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

  • Lisa h said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm :

    This is my first year home schooling and I am hoping to find a method for my 4 year old that we can use the rest of her school years. My friend has told me so much about Montesorri and I’m so excited to get started!!!

  • Venus Farhadi said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm :

    I want to know what my child knows & as I didn’t on this program then I need to be knowledgeable about it and it is the best way because I will be attended in her education too.

  • Bronwyn said at February 18th, 2011 at 7:46 pm :

    We homeschool because we don’t want a regular classroom slowing down our gifted learners. Additionally we love love love Montessori but cannot afford it for 2 kiddos.

  • Emily said at February 18th, 2011 at 8:11 pm :

    I look forward to homeschooling my son to ensure that he develops a love of learning and so that I can experience the joys of his discoveries along with him!

  • Erynne Mitchell said at February 18th, 2011 at 8:47 pm :

    We have just begun homeschooling with our two-year-old son, mainly because he is so interested in everything we do (from reading to making dinner) and wants so much to be able to do those things to.

    We chose homeschooling because I love the idea of making learning a part of his normal life, rather than something he does between 8am and 3pm in a designated location. I’m hoping to foster a love of knowledge and learning in him that will endure throughout his life, rather than having learning be a task to be undertaken only when necessary.

  • Monica said at February 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm :

    I homeschool because the county I live in is a failed school district and I know that I can do a better job and have my children’s interests at heart. No one cares more about their education than I do…

  • Monica said at February 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm :

    I blogged about it here:

    http://www.mommymaestra.com/2010/08/new-complete-montessori-homeschool.html

  • Nola said at February 18th, 2011 at 10:42 pm :

    Just starting our homeschooling journey! We love the idea of fostering a love of learning and being together as a family during our daughter’s childhood. These materials works sure help us get off to a great start :)

  • AprilG said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:55 am :

    I would love to win this package. My daughter is in a Montessori school now but I don’t think we’ll be able to keep her there next year due to our finances. I would love to be able to provide her more Montessori materials here at home to help her continue to grow and learn.

  • Abigail said at February 19th, 2011 at 4:35 am :

    we would love this, we had decided to home school even before our little one came, and have been leaning heavily toward Montessori, this will be a wonderful help!

  • celine sahulka said at February 19th, 2011 at 5:25 am :

    More time with my children means happier me!

  • Suzanne said at February 19th, 2011 at 5:26 am :

    Our oldest 2 children went to Montessori and it was a fantastic experience and gave them huge advantages when entering the public school system. We also homeschooled our oldest for 2 years and it was a wonderful experience. Some major changes left us in the position where we both had to return to work. Thankfully new employment means that in the next couple of years I can look to leaving my current job for something that will allow me to focus more time on our family. Our 2 youngest would benefit from this program as we are unable to send them to a traditional Montessori school. I am hoping to be able to return to homeschooling, and have looked into becoming certified and opening my own Montessori home school. This fantastic package would be a wonderful assest. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Mamita Mala said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:04 am :

    The way the school system currently works is not in the best interest of inspiring critical thinkers that will change the world and that is what I hope my children will do

  • Angela Benjamin said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:14 am :

    I love the NAMC program, I look forward to using it to get a thorough Montessori education. Before seeing their program it seemed like the only way to get the knowledge was to stop homeschooling my children and enroll in college full time. Love it!!!

  • Vivi said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:16 am :

    Awesome giveaway, thnak you ! We would like to homeschool our 2 years old because we believe parents are the best teachers, as nobody loves children more than their parents. We also like to make learning a part of children’s daily live. Would really love to win this awesome NAMC homeschool program package.

  • Carole Sylvester said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:42 am :

    I would love to win this free package as I am a grandmother who would like to homeschool her two grandchildren while my daughter has to work. I am a Montessori retired teacher and love this method of education. My daughter and I have spoken about possibly starting up a home school someday and these materials would get us started. Montessori at home is the best of all worlds!!
    Carole

  • laura lopresto said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:42 am :

    I have been a Montessori educator for 20 year . I have great faith in the method and philosophy . I am often approached by parents outside our school community who are homeschooling their children. I would love to have a iable resource to offer them.

  • Cathylia said at February 19th, 2011 at 8:09 am :

    This is what I’ve been looking for. I’ve blogged it here.

    http://misooyi.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/montessori-homeschool-program/

    *finger cross*

  • Monica Young said at February 19th, 2011 at 8:33 am :

    I am interested because I think this method is great and the resources are very good. It would be great to win this.

  • Angela Benjamin said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:12 am :

    I love the NAMC program, I look forward to using it to get a thorough Montessori education. Before seeing their program it seemed like the only way to get the knowledge was to stop homeschooling my children and enroll in college full time. Love it!!!

  • Yvette said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:16 am :

    I homeschooled initially because I have a special needs son who thrived with one on one education. Now I homeschool my daughter as well since I’ve seen how much we all enjoy learning together.

  • Angela said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:19 am :

    I love the NAMC program, I look forward to using it to get a thorough Montessori education. Before seeing their program it seemed like the only way to get the knowledge was to stop homeschooling my children and enroll in college full time. Love it!!!

    http://yeswehomeschool.wordpress.com

  • KM said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:24 am :

    This is a wonderful opportunity. I homeschool my children and have had a difficult time affording even the basic Montessori supplies I have wished for. This would be a true blessing!

  • kelly said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:25 am :

    I love montessori!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mindy said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:25 am :

    I have chosen to homeschool my 5 young children because I feel that as their mother, I know them better then anyone else. I know their strengths and weaknesses. I am able to tailor their education specifically for them. Winning this giveaway would be a huge step forward for us in our homeschooling journey.

  • Beckett said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:27 am :

    I’d love to win! My son and I enjoy learning together… he learns so much by working with me and the materials!

  • Carolyn said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:35 am :

    I found Montessori while looking for alternatives for my children and am now fulfilling a dream to be AMS certified. I would love to win!

  • Tamika said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:35 am :

    I have been teaching at a Montessori School for nearly a decade. My dream would come true if I could start my own from home!

  • Angela schoessler said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:43 am :

    We love Montessori homeschooling because
    Of the family time, time for extra curricular interests
    And being able to socialize with others who value education.
    We also enjoy meeting each Child’s need and interest
    In particular subjects at their own pace.

  • Esra said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:46 am :

    As a parent, I know my child better than anyone… so… I am her best teacher :-)

  • Nicole said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:51 am :

    We are planning to homeschool because we love, love, love Montessori! Also, we don’t feel that our son needs to spend more of his waking hours in a classroom rather than at home. :)

  • Jen said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:57 am :

    My kids are currently attending our local Montessori and I have watched them both thrive under the Montessori method. Unfortunately, we can’t afford to keep both kids in Montessori so we are exploring other options. The draw of homeschooling, for me, is the ability to truly cater curriculum to a child’s interests and abilities, working at that child’s own pace, and I believe it fosters a lifelong interest in learning because the focus is on the child’s needs rather than the school’s needs.

  • Ingrid said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:58 am :

    Amazing giveaway. I homeschool my youngest son because he is being treated for an illness and can’t be around many germs. My oldest son goes to a Montessori school. We love Montessori!

  • Nicole said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:58 am :

    Here’s my blog post: http://onehookwonder.blogspot.com/2011/02/great-giveaway.html

  • Erica M. said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:03 am :

    What an amazing giveaway! My son is 3.5 and I have been struggling to get going on homeschooling just due to the mass amounts of info out there. Where do you start? I have been eyeing up NAMC’s materials since its debut but, the funds just arent there. Thankyou for allowing everyone a chance on this!

  • rachel said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:17 am :

    what a wonderful giveaway! our local montessori schools were too expensive for us so i have been doing my best to homeschool using montessori methods. when i am done homeschooling my kids, i hope to be able to work at a montessori school!

  • Tiffany said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:17 am :

    I have home-schooled all of my three children at different periods of their school careers – my youngest has unidentified special needs and so I feel that he gets the best from flexi-schooling – Montessori home-schooled part of the week and in a great Montessori school the rest of the time.

  • Melissa Sambrooks said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:20 am :

    I think the opportunity to home school following the Montessori method would be great. As both a parent and a trained Montessori professional I already guide my children but to have the materials to do so would be great!

  • bouncy said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:34 am :

    Amazing giveaway! Please count me in.

  • Jenny said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:36 am :

    I am a working Montessori teacher at a public charter and do not have access to a children’s house for my own son who is 4. I am trying to create a home school for my son out if everyday materials, but it is very difficult. I would really be able to put these materials to good use and hopefully help other parents extend their knowledge of Montessori by bringing in other children to participate.

  • Ewa Kamińska said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:38 am :

    In my opinion the idea to homeschool your child is the best opportunity to get to know your child in depth as well as a great chance to form a bond for a life. Not to mention the cognitive development and personalized process of passing the knowledge to your child. I guess the Montessori method is the best companion on this challenging pathway. However with NAMC materials it can be much more pleasurable.

  • Bridget Oliphant said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:39 am :

    I am looking into homeschooling my 14 year old right now because he is struggling and has been since about the 2nd grade. And its just hard for him to get a lot of things b/c he is a child who learns at a little “slower” rate than others. He can get it, he just needs to do it in his time and at his pace. I believe that this would help him learn in a way that he will enjoy and have him be more hands on. I also have an 8 y/o who is doing pretty well in school, but I would love him to do the montessori method as well. Although my 8 y/o loves his school, I would love to get him into a montessori school that we have here. Financially, there are a lot of things we cant really do either. So this would work out well for both of my young men! :-)

  • andrea said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:45 am :

    would love to win this

  • Heidi said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:47 am :

    We are likely going to be homeschooling our 4 & 5 year olds next Fall. After spending their early years at a private Montessori school we have learned that sitting in a desk all day is not at all conducive to their style of learning. I genuinely love having my children around me, and homeschool will provide all of us with the most beneficial learning environment. We use the free printables from MFE all the time and find them to be some of our most well loved materials! Thank you!

  • Christy Macias said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:01 am :

    AMAZING! I would absolutely love to win this. I have been an advocate for the Montessori way for a long time and would love to implement this program in my home and in my daycare that serves mostly 0-5 year olds. This would be a dream!

  • Chelsea said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:02 am :

    My 3 year old is very much like me, already reading and advanced for her age. I hated school because I always had to do different work than all the other kids and I don’t want her to go through that too. This is an awesome giveaway!

  • Lisa said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:13 am :

    I think this package presents an excellent opportunity for a Montessori teacher to offer tutoring or a small program for children who might otherwise never have any exposure to Montessori.

  • Tiffany said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:16 am :

    I think Montessori is the “bees knees”!

    ;)

  • Ingrid said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:21 am :

    Here’s a link to the link on my blog: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Riptide-Talent-Education/132111450170156 Second entry.

  • Carlos gomez-Estefan said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:06 pm :

    We homeschool to give our children the best. We believe the home is a wonderful place to start schooling. Using Montessori has enriched their lives so much more than a preschool or elementary could. NAMC is wonderful for presenting parents with THE “box” of materials.

  • Arietta said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:16 pm :

    Being Montessori certified and having a three year old daughter, I have learned not only that parents are the best observers of their children but also serve as the best guides.

  • Arietta said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:16 pm :

    : )

  • Dara said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:28 pm :

    My mom was part of the homeschool movement in the ’70’s. She used the Montessori philosophy to homeschool my sister and me and made sensorial and language materials herself. I am doing the same with my two children. I am not so crafty. My children would greatly benefit from the Primary Montessori in a Box. So happy to know this is available to parents who want to bring the best of educating their children at home together with the Montessori method of honoring children’s unique temperaments, learning styles, and natural abilities.

  • domestic diva said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:43 pm :

    This would be fabulous.

    I simply enjoy being with my little one.

  • Megan said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:46 pm :

    This would be amazing! It would certainly help me with the homeschooling curriculum that I use with my daycare.

  • Katarina said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:54 pm :

    I explored the Montessori methods just few months ago – and found its amazing! I try to practice it with my two boys (5 and 2 years). :-)

  • Brad Sammut said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:58 pm :

    My wife home schools our kids and this would be a fabulous addition what she is using with them!

  • Katarina said at February 19th, 2011 at 12:58 pm :

    I linked to you at Facebook!

  • Laura said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:09 pm :

    We love being actively involved in our childrens’ education. It’s exciting to see them accomplish new skills. It’s a learning processes for all involved (parents and children).

  • Shazia said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:18 pm :

    I homeschool my children because I feel that parents are the best mentors, facilitators of learning and providers or guidance for their children. I have recently started trying out montessori at home, so this would be great resource!

  • Lynn said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:30 pm :

    What a blessing for one deserving daycare…Thank you!

  • Laura S. said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:33 pm :

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! We enjoy the Montesorri method with our daughter because it builds such confidence and skill sets from the very beginning. The materials are of such great quality and the children learn because everything is so hands-on.

  • karin ward said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm :

    We have chosen homeschooling for the past 8 years to be able to provide what we feel is the best education. We now co-op with a Montessori-trained mom who also homeschools her children so we get the benefit of a beautiful program as well as being at home together.

  • Natalie said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:42 pm :

    I am interested in homeschooling because you are able to provide what you know your child needs.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Stephanie said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:44 pm :

    I am interested in homeschooling my child using the Montessori method to make sure they start off on the right foot educationally. This program looks fantastic!

  • Amos Ong said at February 19th, 2011 at 1:58 pm :

    The idea of using Montessori for homeschooling rejuvenated my wife and myself. We used to home-school our 5-year-old daughter last year and everything we tried ended up nowhere or got us both anxious and doubtful. Since my wife got ideas from this page, it seems she has a new found energy in teaching the child and the child has been motivated and also learned to be independent very quickly. Now she is 6 year-ol,d she even asked that we continue to have school on weekends! Talk about “learning should begin at home”, I think schooling is as natural as breathing to her now. Before, we used to have to coax her and try to convince her, or even go to the point of punishing her, now we don’t have to.

  • Lisa said at February 19th, 2011 at 2:08 pm :

    Homeschool is the way to go if you can do it! We love exploring and learning together!

  • Erica said at February 19th, 2011 at 2:12 pm :

    We have just pulled our daughter out of 1st grade to homeschool her. I am also going to homeschool my son, who would benefit greatly from the Montessori Program. What a great opportunity! Thank you! Erica in Texas

  • Christine Brueggemann said at February 19th, 2011 at 2:21 pm :

    I was homeschooled, and I am now a mom of 3 boys and definitely plan on doing the same with them. It was great being homeschooled, and I want the same for my boys. I think this is a great prize and a wonderful gift for any family wanting to homeschool.

  • Jenny Johnson! said at February 19th, 2011 at 2:29 pm :

    I LOVE MONTESSORI. Good luck to us all!

  • Lane said at February 19th, 2011 at 2:32 pm :

    This is a wonderful and generous way to spread the caring, inspiring philosophy of Montessori. Thanks!

  • Lixa said at February 19th, 2011 at 2:48 pm :

    I’m afterschooling my son, and he enjoys very much the Montessori method. And next school year we may start homeschooling

  • Kerry McNamee said at February 19th, 2011 at 2:51 pm :

    What a wonderful give-away idea! I do as much practical work with my son as possible. Having these materials would be such a wonderful thing and help with the acedemic side of things! Thank you!

  • Jaclyn said at February 19th, 2011 at 3:09 pm :

    I am a homeschool mom because i feel that children should be at home with their families and benifit much more from at home learning with loved ones.

  • Kinga said at February 19th, 2011 at 3:32 pm :

    I am from Poland (EU), homeschooling three daughters (2, 4 and 6 y.o.). I am fascinated in the Montessori way of doing things ;-) and trying to introduce English wherever we can.
    Thank you for being here, sharing so many interesting articles and materials. I love it and so do my girls!
    And I must say that the give-away idea left me breathless… I dream of winning :-)

  • Angel said at February 19th, 2011 at 3:54 pm :

    My daughter is 3 and my twin boys almost 2. I want to homeschool them so we can share our family values instead of the world’s way. I also love spending time them and teaching them. The Montessori curriculum would be very much appreciated!

  • Ersie R. Arban said at February 19th, 2011 at 4:02 pm :

    I am a mother of two and an aunt to my nieces and nephews, but my role @ home is not only as a mother and an aunt to them… I also became one of their early mentors to all of them even to my only brother and five sisters being the eldest. I love children and I am very happy to become a part of their growth and developments, maybe that is the reason why, I pursue my childhood desire to become a teacher while working as a guidance psychologist in the armed forces of the Philippines. I am now working as a preschool head teacher at Beresford Montessori and I very happy to teach and be a “link” to their needs and interests… with that vision/mission, I long to make a teacher created activity/ies for our classroom so that children will get the most of what they deserve to learn. The GIVEAWAYS will be of great help to me as I formulate and organize my thoughts in creating said activities…. “hands on” materials and activities!!!. Of course, I long to have my own “school” given a chance for me to be able to with my own children while I also serve as a “guide” to all children who will be under my care. THE GIVEAWAYS WILL BE A PART OF MY TEACHING CAREER and WILL BE A TREASURE TO KEEP FOREVER.

    God Bless and more POWER.

    Ersie “Aira” R. Arban

  • Katrina said at February 19th, 2011 at 4:14 pm :

    My daughter is 2 and a half and I really want to homeschool her. As a librarian learning and literacy are close to my heart and this is the method I want to teach. What an opportunity.

  • sandra reategui said at February 19th, 2011 at 4:16 pm :

    I would love to have the materials and be able to raise my kids the Montessori way. This is a great life time opportunity. I love the Montessori education.

  • Nicole said at February 19th, 2011 at 5:13 pm :

    I am homeschooling preschool because I think no one knows or loves my son like I do and one on one teaching is always more effective! These materials would be PERFECT for us! Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  • Kim Cady said at February 19th, 2011 at 5:25 pm :

    My oldest daughter was in a Montessori preschool and thrived. I have been trying to piece together a Montessori experience for my youngest. This program would really help.

  • celine said at February 19th, 2011 at 5:48 pm :

    I love Montessori,it has transformed my life and My children’s life,I look forward to winning this contest and intent to share !

  • Silvina said at February 19th, 2011 at 6:10 pm :

    I am homeschooling my 2 boys, and my girl as soon as she’s old enough. I love Montessori, and to me is the ideal way of teaching-learning! Thank you for this giveaway, it sounds awesome!!

  • Ersie R. Arban said at February 19th, 2011 at 6:12 pm :

    Your message to my e-mail had me pause for a while, think of it over, and yes you are right. Hope you will find the other comment I posted in here just awhile ago. I am hoping and praying pervently to win or have the giveaway materials…. as I have said it will be a treasure not to keep for myself but to be shared to all the children, parents, friends, co-teachers and relatives. I am proud to be a Montessorian.

    THANK YOU in Advance….. ha, ha, ha. (Got to be optimistic too!!!). Good luck to all of us joining this contest.

    GOD BLESS

  • Silvina said at February 19th, 2011 at 6:14 pm :

    I have published the link in my blog, here http://createsil.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-awesome-site-and-giveaway.html

    Good luck to everyone!
    Silvina

  • Ersie R. Arban said at February 19th, 2011 at 6:15 pm :

    I am LOOKING forward and praying pervently to win or have the giveaway materials…. to be shared to all the children, parents, friends, co-teachers and relatives. I am proud to be a Montessorian.

    THANK YOU in Advance….. ha, ha, ha. (Got to be optimistic too!!!). Good luck to all of us joining this contest.

    GOD BLESS

  • Connie Twyman said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:10 pm :

    This is a wonderful program that would give children a wonderful foundation for their education.

  • Mark Lamb said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:12 pm :

    Homeschooling and the Montessori approach is a perfect way to give children a great headstart in life.

  • CJ said at February 19th, 2011 at 7:23 pm :

    I was introduced to the Montessori method by my sister-in-law and I have been reading up on it ever since. I am so impressed by the method and many aspects of it sounds so logical that I decided I would like to implement it at my home with my daughter at home. Giveaways like this would definitely help in that effort. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • ann said at February 19th, 2011 at 8:10 pm :

    i want to homeschool my kids so i can follow their interests.

  • Kellie said at February 19th, 2011 at 8:52 pm :

    Winning this program would make all the difference in the lives of my three soon to be four small children one of which has special needs. I have homeschooled my oldest child now for four years and look forward to homeschooling my younger children with a more Montessori based approach.

  • Crystal said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:10 pm :

    I have a three year old and a toddler, and as a former public school teacher, I am interested in teaching my kids at home. I’ve started gathering Montessori materials (mostly making my own with things I have) but I would LOVE this program!

  • Crystal said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:11 pm :

    http://homecanbe.blogspot.com/2011/02/montessori-curriculum.html Linked on my blog.

  • Deborah said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:21 pm :

    I homeschool my five year old grandson after being referred to Montessori methods by a counselor. He has a few challenges and was diagnosed with Aspergers, PTSD, ADHD, ODD and now as of last week Autism. I would recommend the Montessori teaching methods to anyone after witnessing first hand what using them with him has accomplished in just six months or so. My dream is to learn and aquire enough to help other children like him achieve their goals in life. Thank you for this opportunity for all of us who enter to win.

  • Maria H said at February 19th, 2011 at 9:41 pm :

    We homeschool for a variety of reasons but perhaps one of the most important for me is that our children be allowed to nurture and develop their love of learning and not be boxed in by the many pressures and limits that often exist in a traditional school settings. It is a challenge to keep up with material needs so this would help, and since I will soon have my fourth child it will be used more than once!

  • Bernadette said at February 19th, 2011 at 10:22 pm :

    We have 2 young girls and 2 little boys well on the way to home schooling. Why, because of all the love they give, the way we can see exactly where they are up to with basic like reading and numeracy and because we can’t afford the high price of our local Montessori school.

  • Heather said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm :

    I have seen the wonderful effects of Home schooling via my husband and his siblings, their love and passion for learning has encourage me to do the same with my 3 daughters and future baby to come. My first year has been challenging with self doubt, but already 6 months into it I feel it’s the right decision. She is learning so much by being involved with the world around her instead of being told she is disruptive for talking, pushed to relearn the things she already knows thoroughly. The best thing is she has time for creative play, encouraging her story telling, her imagination continuously grows with the knowledge we discuss and I get to be apart of this each and every day!

  • Seraphima said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:16 pm :

    I have used some Montessori materials and Monstessori-inspired approaches to homeschooling my five kids, and would love to refresh and enhance our prepared environment with this package. As a catechist of children in the Montesspro-based Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, I can’t get enough of it!

  • Audra said at February 19th, 2011 at 11:22 pm :

    I would like to homeschool to allow my children to learn at their own paces, to help them explore their own interests, and to just have more time to enjoy being with them.

  • Brian said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:03 am :

    I know a couple of people who could definitely benefit from this. What a great idea!!

  • Kristen said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:04 am :

    I teach preschool aged children and it is nice to see parents given the opportunity to show some initiative at home and take the reigns.

  • B Lamb said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:06 am :

    My nephews would love this. :)

  • shawntanet said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:26 am :

    I am a mommy of 2 girls, currently searching and discovering what is best for teaching kiddos. this would be a delightful treasure on my path.
    thank you!

  • butterfly wishes and wonderland dreams said at February 20th, 2011 at 6:31 am :

    I would love to win this it would be so helpful for my youngest

  • Nicole said at February 20th, 2011 at 6:55 am :

    I’m interested because parents make the best teachers for their children.

  • Elizabeth Bermudez said at February 20th, 2011 at 7:16 am :

    Homeschooloing my little boy is the best decision I have ever made, I love the time I get to spend with him and all the new things we are both learning. I would be so excited to be able to use this montessori program with him and I think he would enjoy it very much.

  • Courtney said at February 20th, 2011 at 7:27 am :

    Wow, this would be a dream come true! We homeschool because we believe parents are the first and primary teachers of their children and so we can tailor our children’s educations to their personalities and needs.

  • Nancy said at February 20th, 2011 at 8:20 am :

    We believe that parents are the best teacher for their children, because nobody else loves them more than their own parents. We want our children to grow into an individual who loves to learn instead of being forced to learn. Winning this will be wonderful :)

  • Nicole said at February 20th, 2011 at 8:58 am :

    Here is the link to my post: http://tiredneedsleep.blogspot.com/2011/02/montessori-homeschooling.html

  • Jessica said at February 20th, 2011 at 11:50 am :

    I’m homeschooling, because I feel in love with Montessori as a teacher’s assistant, later got my Infant/Toddler diploma from NAMC and teach my children at home.

    My oldest will be entering preschool (at home) this fall and this would be a great tool to help our Montessori homeschooling journey.

  • Jessica said at February 20th, 2011 at 11:51 am :

    I blogged about the giveaway here: http://www.ourmontessorihome.com/2011/02/namc-montessoris-homeschool-program/

  • samy said at February 20th, 2011 at 12:26 pm :

    i home school my kids because i do not trust the mainstream school system it really sucks. and i feel that they would achieve more if they are homeschooled because they have more freedom of choice and can spend more time solving a problem than rushing thru to get done in time before shool dismisses.and they stay out of mischief.

  • Sonja said at February 20th, 2011 at 12:39 pm :

    To teach young children is to have one”s faith in human nature constantly rekindled. Montessori has changed my life, it purified my soul, enabled me to see children trough different eyes, unveiled the mystery of childhood. I am a mother of two boys ( ages 3 and 5), we live in Serbia. Here is very hard to find anything related to montessori. So all my materials , that I use for homeschooling, are homemade . I would really love to win this giveaway. It would enrich my homeschooling, and it would be the best present for my children in years.I promise that I would tell all the world, starting with my Twitter and Facebook friends about this generous. I have already told them to keep fingers crossed for me.

  • Cara said at February 20th, 2011 at 1:11 pm :

    Initially, I began homeschooling because my son fought being “institutionalized”. Since then I’ve come to appreciate the freedom, flexibility and individual attention allowed by schooling at home.

  • Jana Sammut said at February 20th, 2011 at 2:11 pm :

    As a retired preschool teacher I have learned the value of montessori . My daughter-in-law is homeschooling her children and I would love to give her these materials as I know that they can’t afford it. It would definitely help my grandchildren along the learning path. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Sara Haaf said at February 20th, 2011 at 2:52 pm :

    I love combining homeschooling with regular school because I believe life is all about learning and take every opportunity to teach my son new things that I can.

  • Heather Brandt said at February 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm :

    As a former school teacher, I know first hand some of the common weaknesses of public education & would prefer to have more input in differentiating my son’s learning experiences so they are engaging and hands-on.

  • Karen Marks said at February 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm :

    I have a a 2 1/2 year old and a 3 year old. I try to make my own Montessori materials at home, but this set would be a dream come true for us. A friend of mine and I were hoping to start a Montessori co-op since there’s a real need for it – this would be exactly what we needed to get it going!

    There are some many good entries – good luck, everyone! Whoever wins will be very happy :-)

  • Bethany said at February 20th, 2011 at 2:57 pm :

    What an amazing giveaway! There are so many reasons to homeschool– parents are the primary educators of their children, a customized education, one-on-one attention, less peer pressure, more control over outside influences, ability to incorporate our family’s faith and values, flexibility, and so on and so on and so on!

  • Gudrun Wiesenthal said at February 20th, 2011 at 2:57 pm :

    Just saw your amazing give away and could not help but to coment on your generousity! There is no better gift to give a child than the life skills need to discover themselves and the world in a safe a loving way.

    Unfortunitly children are not born with manuals and being a parent does not always allow for the studdy time needed to gain the skills of being the perfect educator/parent. I know this because I have an amazing 3 and 1 year old who seem to teach me more than I do them.

    This amazing give away will do so much more than help a lucky parent to flurish and grow in their most rewarding and demanding role in life, but their children and comunity will benifit too, if only every parent could benifit from this amazing giveway, what amazing parent we would be, and what wonderfuly happy potential filling children we would all have.

    Gudrun,

  • Jennifer said at February 20th, 2011 at 3:00 pm :

    I believe parents are the best teachers, and that Montessori meets children’s education needs in a manner much better than traditional schooling.

  • Elena Lora said at February 20th, 2011 at 3:06 pm :

    We are considering homeschooling our 6 year old, because unlike his older sisters, he adjusts very slowly to new surroundings. The energy and stress he puts into adjusting takes away from other learning. I think he’ll get there eventually so I don’t want to isolate him, but I don’t want him to fall terribly behind and I do not want him to develop an intense distaste for school either.

  • Bethany said at February 20th, 2011 at 3:10 pm :

    Here’s a link to my blog post about this new program and giveaway:

    http://www.messyblessings.com/family/2011/02/20/namc-montessori-homeschooling-program-for-3-6/

  • Donna said at February 20th, 2011 at 3:12 pm :

    My son & daughter in law are planning to homeschool my grandson with mentessori approach. I would really love to win this montessori homeschooling materials as I would love to give this materials to them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway !

  • Sabrina said at February 20th, 2011 at 3:21 pm :

    The kids would love these works! What an amazing give away! Montessori is the best!

  • Sarah said at February 20th, 2011 at 3:59 pm :

    wow, that is one awesome give away! We homeschool for a variety of reasons, boiled down it amounts to creating free thinkers instead of worker bees. I think my bumper sticker sums it up: life is the school, love is the lesson. :)

  • Renee Gawlak - Ghenciu said at February 20th, 2011 at 4:08 pm :

    I will be homeschooling because I believe that no one cares for my child’s well-being as much as his parents. I believe that children are taught irrellevant subjects and important subjects are marginalized and completely ignored. Also it is absolutely abhorrent how children’s creativity is stifled. I will teach my son to lead and think for himself. We’d love to win this prize.

  • Mariana said at February 20th, 2011 at 4:14 pm :

    Pick me! Pick me!

    Education is SO important for our society and with our current
    struggles, we should aim to focus on our future generations.

  • Melanie Church said at February 20th, 2011 at 4:15 pm :

    I have three children with a fourth on the way. My kids are 6, 4 and 2. The oldest is “officially” homeschooling, but all my children read and are fluet in sign language. We found that homeschooling was a natural extension of how we live our lives, and by the time my oldest was ready for Kindergarten, he was already working at a 2nd grade level, and the local school system and private schools could not accomodate him. Nor could either of those other schooling scenarios give our children the hands- on learning environment that we can provide at home.

  • I.Magan said at February 20th, 2011 at 4:16 pm :

    I am interested in homeschooling because I think that public/mainstream education doesn’t meet very high standards, there are too many students per classroom and shortage of good teaching staff. I think that nobody knows the individuality of a child as their own parents, therefore when there is real interest in giving your child the best education you can, you are the one that is best qualified to know exactly what your child needs and how you can meet those needs.

  • Stacey said at February 20th, 2011 at 4:46 pm :

    My daughter has a mild sensory integration disorder and she works much better in a home setting. We have been homeschooling for 4 years now and love it.

  • Stacey said at February 20th, 2011 at 4:54 pm :

    My homeschool blog is :
    http://homeschoolmusemom.blogspot.com

    Enjoy! Thanks.

  • Kelly said at February 20th, 2011 at 4:57 pm :

    We currently homeschool our two girls and have always loved the montessori teaching methods. I think my younger daughter would really benefit from using these materials!

  • Michelle Melani said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:09 pm :

    My four-year-old boy is in a Montessori preschool this year, but I am going to start homeschooling him next year. Since we will be doing without my income to make this happen, winning the NAMC Montessori Homeschool program would be a dream come true. :-)

  • Nathan's mom said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:10 pm :

    Would really love to win this as we have been wanting to buy the NAMC homeschooling program for a while, but because of the price, we currently can’t afford it. Praying so hard that we will win.

  • Michelle Melani said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:20 pm :

    Just linked to it in my blog.

    http://melanifamily.blogspot.com/2011/02/namc-montessori-homeschool-program.html

    Thanks so much for giving us this chance to win!

  • Lindsi Archabald said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:39 pm :

    This is an exciting offer! I have three small children, I know that parents are their child’s first and most important teacher. This is a great program, I would love to share it with my family and friends! Thank you!

  • Meredith said at February 20th, 2011 at 5:55 pm :

    I was a montessori child and plan to continue with my children. The only problem is that the nearest school is an hour away. Homeschool is the next best thing.

  • Susan K Norman said at February 20th, 2011 at 6:08 pm :

    I homeschooled my children 10 years ago and will be homeschooling my grandchildren.I think my daughter would really benefit from using these materials!
    What an amazing give away! Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity.

  • Gea Tung said at February 20th, 2011 at 6:26 pm :

    I would like to work with my grandson who cannot yet attend a Montessori school because of effects of treatment for leukemia. I need help with materials. I think this offer is amazing!

  • Venus Farhadi said at February 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm :

    I want to be a professional homeschool teacher for my daughter before going to school, And I believe this program will help me perfect.

  • Lisa said at February 20th, 2011 at 7:37 pm :

    The modern school system is not “real life”. Kids sitting under structured rule with same age peers for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 13 years of their life without seeing the world, being able to use the bathroom when they want, without recess, without hands-on day to day “fun”…that’s not real life. Education should be all encompassing…it’s what we live, eat, breath, think…traveling, exploring nature… that’s real life. Homeschooling makes that possible.

  • kristi said at February 20th, 2011 at 7:47 pm :

    What a fantastic giveaway. I will begin homeschooling both of my boys this summer.

  • Lori said at February 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm :

    I am interested because I want my daughter to be a life-long learner and enjoy the process of discovery and learning and I just don’t think modern, American school structure fosters that. Learning is not just 8-3 M-F, it’s all day everyday, for the rest of your life.

  • Sidra said at February 20th, 2011 at 8:56 pm :

    I currently teach in a Montessori school and would love to have Montessori material for me to use at home with my son. :)

  • Lisa said at February 20th, 2011 at 9:05 pm :

    What an incredible giveaway! We’re strongly considering homeschooling, and I’ve been deeply inspired my Montessori ideas for a while now: as a preschool teacher at a place that integrated lots of the Montessori approach, by friends who teach Montessori, and by homeschooling friends. This would be an unbelievable resource.

  • Jen C. said at February 20th, 2011 at 9:12 pm :

    I am new to homeschooling because my 8-year-old was getting bullied terribly. It all started after my husband got deployed for the third time in September (we only had 3 days notice! yuck!) My son had always struggled with reading and now that he has one-on-one time with me he is reading! :) I’m thankful that I finally put on my big girl panties and listened to myself and did what I have been feeling that I should have done from the start.

  • sílvia said at February 21st, 2011 at 9:56 am :

    I’m very interested in it!! BUt, I’m late!!! Buah!!!

  • Lori Bourne said at February 21st, 2011 at 10:05 am :

    Hi, Silvia! Sorry you missed it. Please join our Facebook page so that you never miss another giveaway.

    Also, check out the giveaway winner post because NAMC is offering a discount code until the end of March on their program.