Happy Birthday Maria Montessori!

If Maria Montessori were alive today, she’d turn 142 years old.Her passion for humanity and her innovative approach to education left an indelible mark on the way in which we view child development. She has truly impacted the whole world.  “We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when
he is just beginning to be active. We may even suffocate life itself.
That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during
the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of
religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a
flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it
helps a child to open up himself to life.”
Maria Montessori
It is known that Google’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both went through the Montessori education system. Today on Google the doodle is in honor of Maria Montessori’s birthday.

Maria Montessori BirthdayDoesn’t it warm your heart to see this on Google today?

Happy Birthday Maria!!

Get started with Montessori today!

Get started with Montessori today!

We get a lot of questions from people who have just discovered Montessori but they’re not quite sure how to get the journey started. With the plethora of information available online it can be overwhelming!

So to make it a little easier we’ve come up with a short list of how to begin to learn more about Montessori to see if it’s a good fit for your family.

1. Browse through our website (use the links at the top of the navigation bar on our homepage) to see if the ideas of Montessori blend with your ideas on parenting and
how you envision your relationship with your child.

Visit your local library and take some time to read through (or skim through) some of the books on our Book List. A fantastic one to start off with is: How To Raise An Amazing Child The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin

If you feel encouraged and inspired to incorporate Montessori in to your home and life with your child, then we highly recommend … Read full article

FREE Compass Rose Worksheets & Control Charts

Here is our Free Printable Montessori Material for this month. Of course, all our Freebies remain available (for Free) on our Free Montessori Download page.

Free Compass Rose Worksheets & Control Charts

This material includes color work charts, black & white work charts, and color Control Charts for the following:

  • 1 simple compass rose Work Sheet and Control Chart (N,S,E,W)
  • 1 complete compass rose Work Sheet and Control Chart (N,S,E,W,NE,SE,SW,NW)
  • 1 simple compass rose Work Sheet and Control Chart (North, South, East, West)
  • 1 complete compass rose Work Sheet and Control Chart (North, South, East, West, North East, South East, South West, North West)
  • labels for the large Work Sheets and Control Charts

Free printable Compass Rose Worksheets by Montessori Print Shop


Each compass rose comes in two sizes: large – 1 prints on 8½ x 11″ sheet, and small – 2 print on 8½ x 11″ sheet.

Free printable Compass Rose Worksheets by Montessori Print Shop

Montessori Print Shop Deluxe CD Rom Collection Giveaway

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.
A few weeks ago we asked our Facebook Friends to help us increase our Google+ standing. We said that once we reached 150 Google+ we’d have a Deluxe CD Rom Giveaway. And so here we are …. we’ve surpassed 150 Google+.
To enter this giveaway you’ll scroll to the bottom of this post (read it first!) and find the Rafflecopter widget. Everyone will get 1 entry by simply leaving a comment on this blog post, however all our Google+ supporters will have the opportunity to earn additional entries. It’s only fair – they’re the reason we’re having this giveaway!This Giveaway is open World-Wide.
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This Deluxe Collection includes 1182 Printable Montessori MaterialsIt’s currently selling for $599.99 US
This CD Rom Collection is sent via mail (Canada Post), not by email.

Montessori Print Shop Deluxe CD Rom Collection

  • 1078 printable Montessori materials (all files are in pdf file formats)
  • 4 Primary Montessori Teaching Manuals
Materials Include:

  1. Primary Teaching Manuals
  2. Classified Cards / Picture Cards (vocabulary enrichment)
  3. Culture
    • Celebrations
    • Music
    • Peace
    • Visual Arts
  4. World Geography
  5. Pre-Reading Activities
  6. Phonics, Moveable Alphabet, Language, Grammar (including 6-9 Grammar)
  7. Math
    • Introduction to numbers
    • Operations
    • Extension Lessons
    • Geometry
  8. Nomenclature
    • Botany
    • Zoology
    • Other (Health, Science, etc)
  9. Science
    • Animals
    • Astronomy
    • Plants
    • Science
    • Weather
  10. Sensorial
  11. Teacher / Administration
  12. Toddler

Pink Phonic Language Series

Montessori Pink Language Series by Montessori Print Shop

Montessori Blue Language Series by Montessori Print Shop

Green Phonogram Series (includes phonograms, blends, diagraphs)

Montessori Green Phonogram Language Series by Montessori Print Shop

 (All Pink Blue Green Language is also included with no color borders and is referred to on our Product List as “Step 1, 2, 3”.)

 Additional Language Materials

Montessori Language Materials by Montessori Print ShopMontessori Language Materials by Montessori Print Shop

Grammar Materials for Boxes #2-9 for Elementary Grammar

Available in both Traditional Elementary Colors and
Primary Colors
, this material is for all of the Grammar Boxes, Filling
Boxes, and Command Boxes. Please note that there is no Grammar Box #1 in
this series (if there was, it would be for the study of the noun).

Elementary Grammar Boxes by Montessori Print Shop

(available with border color-coding and without)
Geography Europe Continent Cards by Montessori Print Shop
printable Montessori Science lessons by Montessori Print Shopprintable Montessori Science lessons by Montessori Print ShopAnd so MUCH more!!

A HUGE collection of 1182 printable Montessori materials.
See full details here.

The Rules of the Giveaway
This Giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older worldwide. The files are in pdf file format and will be shipped to the winner. In order for our system to process the prize and ship it we require the following from the winner: name, address, telephone#, and email address. All
information is kept confidential. We will contact the winner when the giveaway is over. The winner has 5 days to respond to our email before we select a new winner.

The first two entries are mandatory. After you’ve completed the mandatory entries there are optional entries. Each optional entry has a higher entry value. The greater your effort the greater the entry value – which gives you greater odds of winning this awesome collection.

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Preparing to start a new school year

Preparing to start a new school year

The first day of school will vary from State to State, Province to Province, and most definitely Country to Country. But the common factor shared by teachers all over the world is the need to prepare the classroom for the hungry minds that will soon enter it. Visit our website for information and articles that will help get your new school year off to a great start.

Primary Montessori Classroom

You can find many more helpful tutorials on our website on the top navigation bar under the buttons “How To…” and “Theory”.