Montessori Materials

Using Our Package Deals as Instant Downloads

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Because we offer instant download PDFs, our Package Deals are combined into large PDF files or zipped files to make them easier to download. Here’s how to use them!

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Doubling Your Grammar Materials with Simple Extensions

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Today, we’re going to look at some fun grammar extensions that can be done inexpensively, using the grammar materials you already have or common items from around your classroom. I like the sound of that! I’ve also included some recommendations for helpful story books about grammar.

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Grammar Materials Bring Language to Life

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

In Montessori, we have many different kinds of activities to teach the parts of speech. Some may be a bit of a surprise – who would think that a farm play set could be used to teach grammar? I love the idea of kids using familiar objects and animals to learn more about language. Here […]

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Introducing Grammar with Games and Activities

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

As I talked about in the last grammar post, learning about grammar can be fun the Montessori way. The shapes and colors of the grammar symbols help the child to remember the different parts of speech and their meanings. In order for the child to begin the study of grammar, there is a fun, beginning […]

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Grammar, What Is It Good For?

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Okay, okay, I know I shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition (although I’ve heard that rule is more relaxed now than it used to be). Some of us remember grammar studies from grade school with all the joy of a dentist visit. The thought of teaching it is daunting and unpleasant. Fortunately, just as […]

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Montessori Basics 9: Sandpaper Letters

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

In Dr. Montessori’s day, children were made to practice forming letters by first writing an almost endless series of vertical strokes. Montessori immediately saw that this method completely ignored the fact that so many of the letters in our alphabet are based on curves (think about ‘o’, ‘c’, ‘b’, etc.).

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My 5 Favorite Craft Store Finds

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

I love craft stores! When I step inside, I immediately feel more artistic and creative. I love to walk down each aisle slowly, imagining all the wonderful things I could make if I had the time—and money! Craft stores are a gold mine for the Montessori teacher. Of course, we all need art supplies in […]

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Montessori Basics 8: Pink, Blue, and Green Series

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

The Pink, Blue, and Green Series work is an integral part of Montessori language. Many people have questions about these materials, though. They don’t seem quite as self-explanatory as other common Montessori work. There’s a lot to know about the history and usage of these materials – so read on for more info!

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Montessori Basics 3: Ultimate Guide to Montessori Materials & Links

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

My favorite “Montessori Basics” post so far – I think this could be very helpful. I’ve done variations of it before, but this one is definitely the most comprehensive. I’m delighted to say that for every website listed here, I have either used their materials or know them personally (or both), so I’m confident in […]

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A Trend in Montessori Materials

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

I guess it’s okay, after over two years of creating and selling Montessori materials, to call myself a bit of an expert in this field. The materials, naturally, have long been one of my favorite areas of Montessori and I like to keep an eye out to see what other Montessori companies are offering. Lately […]

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