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Back to [Home]School Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate to Montessori Services

Shop Montessori ServicesRegular readers already know how much I love Montessori Services and why. I’ve been purchasing materials from them since long before I started this blog, and will continue to for as long as I work with children. I’m always happy to support them, not only because they have so many items that are useful for me as a teacher and a parent, but also because they’re a mom-owned company based right here in the US.

Montessori Services specializes in tools for the Practical Life area of the Montessori primary classroom, with many things that are useful for the home (and for other ages) as well. While Practical Life is their specialty, they also offer ready made activities and individual components for Sensorial, Math, LanguageScience, and Art activities. I don’t go anywhere else for things like trays, rugs, or mats. They truly are an incredible resource for preparing the child’s environment.

Assembling a Flashlight: Montessori Services Review at Vibrant WanderingsRecently, Montessori Services was kind enough to send along an activity I’ve had on my wishlist for quite some time: Assembling a Flashlight. I’ve had it on our Practical Life shelf for the past couple of weeks and Annabelle absolutely loves it. I can’t wait until her classmates start so they can enjoy it, too. The activity comes with a medium-sized flashlight, which is a perfect size for a preschooler’s hands, and two AA batteries. Of course flashlights of various sizes can be bought at many stores, but what’s so special about this activity is the gorgeous, wooden tray with compartments that are perfectly sized for the individual parts of the flashlight, including the batteries, and are oriented from left to right. The tray’s tapered edges make it easy for the child to pick up, carry, and work with. Continue reading

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For Small Hands Review and Giveaway ***CLOSED***

Regular readers of this blog know that I do relatively few sponsored giveaways, and I’m pretty choosy about what sponsors I’ll accept.  I have said no to reviews numerous times, but when I heard from Ann over at For Small Hands, my answer was an emphatic yes. As a teacher, I was recommending their company and products long before I started blogging, and have ordered and linked to a number of things from the For Small Hands website and its companion Montessori Services since. I had the pleasure of learning a bit more about the company from Ann, and as a result am even happier than before to recommend them as a small, caring company started by a mother and teacher who wanted to stay home with her own young children. Something many of us can relate to! With all that in mind, I’m thrilled to be offering you the giveaway of a wonderful toy, and to share our experience with it. Continue reading