Cyber Monday Sales on Printable Montessori Materials

We’ve started our Cyber Monday Sales a little early. Start saving big on some awesome  CD Roms and Bundles. CyberMonday2014-2-smWe’ve also listed our December Sales early. So get a jump start on your new materials today!

You have just over 48 hours left to enter to win a digital copy of Creative Yoga for Children. It’s a fantastic book that we highly recommend. This giveaway is open World-Wide.Creative Yoga for Children Giveaway

Creative Yoga for Children Giveaway

This month we have the absolute pleasure of giving away a digital copy of “Creative Yoga for Children“. It’s contains over 200 pages of mindful goodness!

Creative Yoga for Children Giveaway

It’s a wonderful resource of 40 (clearly laid-out) lesson plans for children ages 4-12 years. It compliments the Montessori classroom beautifully (developed and written by an experienced Montessori and yoga teacher), but can be implemented in any style of classroom with great success.

Why bring yoga into your classroom? Studies show that yoga improves students’ behavior, physical health, academic performance, and attitudes toward themselves.

Creative Yoga for Children is a perfect resource for schools seeking to incorporate yoga and mindfulness programs into their curriculum, or for parents to encourage body-mind awareness at home. Creative Yoga for Children promotes physical, emotional, and social development through stress reduction, movement, and free exploration.

Creative Yoga for Children

What makes this book such a gem? There are so many reasons!

  • It’s not limited to experienced Yoga teachers; anyone can use this book.
  • The book is clearly laid out with class themes relevant to any system of education.
  • It’s divided into three age groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12.
  • It incorporates yoga and educational concepts; full body and mind experiences.
  • Each class includes the following: educational elements, props, intention, warm-up, connect, activity, breath, book, meditation, and gratitude. There is also an indication of the length of time for each segment of the class.
  • The book also includes: Book List, Arts & Crafts, Partner Pose Guide, photographic Poses (sea creatures, birds, mammals, amphibians & reptiles, insects, vegetables, minerals), Mudra Guide, Vinyasas (Warm-Up Flows), and Breathing Exercises.

To learn more about Creative Yoga for Children please visit their website.

Creative Yoga for Children

We’re giving away 1 digital copy of Creative Yoga for Children.

Open World-Wide from Monday Nov 24 – Wednesday Dec 3, 2014

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NOTE: We were provided a free copy of Creative Yoga for Children for this review, however all opinions are our own and were not influenced by this. This post contains links to purchase this book through various sources – these are not affiliate links (we do not receive any financial compensation for the sale of Creative Yoga for Children).

Why is the 3 year cycle so important in Montessori?

We’ve previously discussed the goals of a Primary Montessori Program to help Administrators and Teachers keep focus on their program. And to also help parents to begin to understand what to look for in a strong Primary Montessori program. One very important component of a strong program is the 3-year cycle of children. Each child remains in the same classroom with the same few children of their age group for 3 years. Each year a few new 3 year olds come into the program and each age group moves up into the next cycle of the program until a child has spent 3 years in the classroom. It’s essentially giving them the experience of being the youngest, middle, and oldest of the classroom and the responsibilities that come with those roles.

One of the greatest difficulties in running a Primary Montessori program is keeping the children in the program for the full 3 year cycle. Most often there are financial issues involved, pressure from family, friends, and neighbors to send the children to the local (free) Kindergarten program.

There are so many reasons to keep a child in a Primary Montessori program for the full 3 years. Unfortunately, many parents don’t consider the long-term gain and goals of completing the program – they’re only looking at the short-term financial/transportation/social relief that might accompany their decision to leave the program after the second year.

AMS (American Montessori Society) has created a lovely video that outlines many of the reasons for the children to complete the Primary Montessori three-year cycle.

Side Note: We’re not fond of the constant use of the word ‘kindergarten’ used throughout this video. A traditional Kindergarten program and a Montessori program offer entirely different philosophies and materials. We’re not sure why AMS uses the term throughout the video. However, the video is well done and certainly deserves 3½ minutes of your time.

 

New – Montessori Nomenclature with Red Accents

Great News! We’ve completed all 217 sets of Montessori Nomenclature in red accents. So now all nomenclature is available in both color accents and red accents.

AMI schools tend to use the red accent nomenclature cards and books. The red isolates each part without any distraction of various colors or shades. Our nomenclature cards are formatted in a 3-part card series and include 1 card with a label, 1 card without a label, and 1 label for each part of nomenclature. A black-line master is included so that the children can create their own booklet once they have learned all the parts.

Montessori Nomenclature Cards with red accents

Some of the nomenclature also has a book available that illustrates and describes the various parts that are shown in the cards. The books are typically introduced once the children are familiar with the nomenclature cards and are showing interest in the finer details of a subject.

Montessori Nomenclature-Book with red accent

On our website we offer tutorials on how to prepare 3-part cards, Bind a Booklet, store black-line masters, store Nomenclature Cards and Books, and most importantly – How to Use Montessori Nomenclature.

To get you started on your new red nomenclature cards and books we’re offering you a great deal: Save 20% on all Red Nomenclature Cards! Valid Nov 14 – Nov 28, 2014.

MPS-Red_Card_Sale_Nov_2014The coupon is only valid on Nomenclature with red accents. Use this link to apply the 20% OFF discount code directly to your shopping cart