Montessori at Home! eBook and Materials Bundle
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY YOU MUST ENTER THROUGH THE RAFFLECOPTER INCLUDED AT THE END OF THIS POST.
The Montessori at Home eBook and Materials Bundle contains the newly published 3rd edition of John Bowman's Montessori at Home: A Complete Guide to Doing Montessori Early Learning Activities at Home with 3-6 year Old Children and 21 printable Montessori Print Shop materials that are recommended in the eBook! John is allowing me to give away not one but THREE of this great combination here on the blog this week.
I devoured these books and my kids devoured the activities. The problem was that back in 2006 this was where the trail was lost a little bit. At that time if you wanted to continue learning about Montessori you jumped right into David Gettman's Basic Montessori: Learning Activities For Under-Fives, Paula Polk Lillard's books (Montessori from the Start, Montessori Today, Modern Montessori) books , and Maria Montessori's own writings. These are all great books, but a pretty big jump. It is that big jump that makes Montessori homeschooling intimidating. When you are reading materials that use a traditional Montessori classroom as their starting point the picture seems so big, the materials so numerous, the cost so expensive, and the stakes so high.
I wish that I had access to John Bowman's Montessori at Home during that time. It has everything that I loved about those early books (Pitamic, Seldin) PLUS the information I needed to keep going (Gettman) all rolled into one. For many families, this will be the only resource you need to create a wonderful preschool experience for their child at home (Although I always recommend reading Maria Montessori's own words!).
I re-read Montessori at Home this weekend on my iPad. In addition to all of the great information you need it is loaded with visuals, 56 pages of free printables, and live links to resources including videos to help you on your way. I loved how he provides "action steps" to take each time a new tenet of the Montessori approach is explained. There are several charts that show which activities to do when. What really stood out to me about this book is that he does the best job I have seen of siphoning-down the amount of materials you need to buy. I never realized you could accomplish so much of the Montessori math sequence with a teen bead bars box and printable golden beads! I also never realized how much you could do with a hundred board!
Montessori at Home is partnered with the Montessori Print Shop and in addition to the eBook (normally $9.95) this giveaway includes 21 printable materials.
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This giveaway will be open for a full week with opportunities to enter every day. Throughout the week you will have an opportunity to see these materials and MORE from the bundle in action in our homeschool. Kal-El will be starting the detective adjective game this week!
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