Montessori material and education is a loved subject in my home. The overall positive approach, the use of didactic material, the education that can be applied to everyday life, everything in its concept is something my family cherishes. With my kids growing, the material we use at home for Montessori works changes and back-to-school time is when we tend to update our own home Montessori material.
Here is a list of Montessori Material Resources that are big hits in our local community for different ages:
1. Nienhuis: A pretty classic site to get material, furnishings and even books. The company was founded in 1920 by Albert Nienhuis who collaborated with Dr. Maria Montessori to build materials. There is a summer sale going until September 30th at the moment. Worth it for basic material.
2. Etsy: has a big list of handmade Montessori materials, most of the time cheaper than the big brand websites.
3. School Outfitters: Not a specific Montessori site, but one that has a lot of Montessori materials, not necessarily identified as such. A site for people who know what they want.
4. FAC montessori on Amazon: Decently priced options through Amazon. The Montessori Pink Tower is only 31$...
5. Montessori Outlet: A site offering to both the US and Canadian market. They make their own products using safety compliant woods and high standards.
6. Montessori for Everyone: Literally what the title says. This site sells printables and cards. Lots of resources and material available in many languages.
7. Affordable Montessori Materials: A family run business out of Toronto, their materials are high quality and the customer service is great. They are educators and you can feel it!
8. IFIT intl: Their materials are really high quality, which means that although the prices might not be the cheapest, they will last years.
9. Cabdev Montessori: Another family business, they also service Canada and the US out of Toronto with high quality materials. They have seasonal discounts, including right now on select items, and have an economy line which is still a great price vs quality deal.
10. Kid Advance: Another great company that manufactures its own materials.
Of course there are many more that can be found with a simple search on Google, these are the ones that we've used in our home and are happy with, the ones we use to compare specific products.
(Images: The Enchanted Cupboard, Nienhuis)
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