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Guidepost Montessori is a network of Montessori schools—it is a community of Montessori parents and educators—it is a growing encyclopedia of Montessori resources—it is virtual and at-home and self-serve Montessori programming. The common denominator, the undercurrent, is the Montessori approach of fostering independence in developing human beings.
The Montessori Room is the #1 source for Montessori materials and open-ended toys in Canada. We also provide an affordable and simple at-home program, allowing all families and their children to enjoy the benefits of Montessori. Help your child build confidence, develop fine motor skills, and improve focus with 2-3 simple Montessori lessons a week.
Inspired by natural materials and stunning landscapes, Naturskool products are beautiful, practical and educational.
We specialise in creating simple, timeless open ended play and learning materials for curious kids.
We design products that last, stand the test of time and can be passed on for others to enjoy.
Our mission is to inspire and create lovers of learning.
Discovering the Child is an annual global conference that convenes more than 10,000 educators, parents, caregivers, guardians, and advocates across the world to engage in conversations on topics of education, child development, and Montessori education. The conference honors Maria Montessori's scientific approach to exploring child development by continuing her work as we engage, observe, compare results, listen, and learn about the child on the constant quest of Discovering the Child together as a community.
We are a leading children’s educational brand on a mission to promote early emotional learning. As a family therapist and an educator, we saw a need for an intentional children’s brand that reinforces a positive attachment between children and their caregivers. Our stories use research-based techniques to teach little ones important social-emotional skills. Through pro-active and supportive narratives, each collection is intentionally crafted to build resilient, caring, and confident children.
The Prepared Montessorian is a professional development platform that provides the practicing adult Montessori educator with the “prepared environment” necessary to optimally guide the communities under her care. Maria Montessori studied how children learn to create her methodology, and we study how adults learn to mirror her approach with children. We offer self-serve learning resources, introductory Montessori courses, Advanced and accredited Montessori teacher diploma programs, programs for ongoing education, and online community of educators, parents, caregivers and schools.
MRX - Montessori Records Xpress is your complete classroom management system which seamlessly helps plan and track your observations and student progress.
Use aligned standards for your reporting needs. MRX provides you with a large resource library to access, store and attach valuable resources to lessons. The Communication Portal makes sharing with parents and students fast and personal with picture and video linking to students’ daily records. Schedule a tour and discover more!
Lovevery is a company that offers products and information which help create developmental experiences in the lives of new babies and families.
Lovevery helps parents feel confident that they are giving their little ones just what they want and need every step of the way. Our play products are designed by child development experts with the simplest, purest purpose: to be exactly what children need at each stage.
Lovevery launched their first products - the Play Gym and the Block Set - in Europe last November, and will this summer bring the Play Kits too.
At Duhovka Montessori we offer you the opportunity to earn an internationally recognized Montessori credential.
You will refine your skills in guiding and empowering students to develop a love of learning, independence, critical thinking skills, respectful relationships and so much more.
Upon successful course completion, you will be eligible for an AMS credential. Join this community of highly qualified, inspiring educators dedicated to promoting Montessori education around the world!
Just mention ChildhoodPotential2021 in your application to get 20% off.
Family based online store with Montessori materials and educational toys. Specializing in distribution of Montessori materials in Central Europe, but selling also to other European countries and with bigger orders also outside of Europe. Check out more than 5000 items online!
The lack of movement is one of the biggest threats to health in modern societies. Physical activity is imperative to overcome this threat.
With more than 6 billion people interested in sports, it is universal in its appeal to children. Montessori Sports sparks this interest to enhance the overall development of children in close cooperation with their strategic partner Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
Sports offers a prepared environment to enhance the physical, emotional and spiritual development of children, provided that it is designed and maintained using Montessori principles.
Montessori Sports provides an 40-hour online course (AMI certified). This course provides you the basic knowledge on how to integrate sports into Montessori environments across all planes of development.
Advanced Study Center for Montessori Community (ASCMC) offers the AMS Full Credential in Early Childhood (2½ to 6 years) and Infant Toddler (0 to 3 Years). We are the first organization to offer the blended program in China.
In order to better meet adult learners’ needs, we are offering a blended instruction combining On-line instruction with hands-on In-residence seminars throughout the year leading to certification in Montessori Early Childhood accredited by Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education and in full affiliation with the American Montessori Society.
The program comprises On-line instruction that allows you to study at your convenience and In-resident instruction that focuses on hands-on experience for working on practical skills necessary in the classroom.
More than 90 years Nienhuis has been partnering with the international Montessori community by providing the highest standard Montessori materials as an AMI approved manufacturer. Nienhuis knows what is takes to isolate one quality, to facilitate control of error, to entice activity and to support the concept of cosmic education. Learning is in the details!
RAD is a Children’s Furniture Collaborative | RAD Children’s Furniture was founded with a vision to empower parents and child caregivers to empower children to fully be themselves, to grow at their own pace, to enjoy the wonderment of being a toddler and child – to fully express themselves through movement, the power of imagination and the joy of becoming. Our furniture and play products are the offshoots of many schools of developmental thought.
We draw from the teachings of Magda Gerber, founder Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®), an early childhood educator best known for teaching parents and caregivers how to understand babies and interact with them respectfully from birth.
Maitri Learning is the gold-standard eco-maker of Montessori cards, books, aprons, and mats.
We are a woman-owned, environmentally-minded, right livelihood business! Our materials are favorites in teacher training centers, schools, and homes around the world.
The Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company publishes and distributes the books and previously unpublished writings by Maria Montessori in the English language as well as the Spanish language.
The Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company has the following objectives:
- to publish and distribute books and unpublished writings by Maria Montessori as well as translations thereof.
- to uphold, propagate and further the pedagogical principles and practice formulated by Maria Montessori for the full development of the human being
- to care for and maintain all the (publishing) rights and copyrights of the work of Maria Montessori and the Archives of Maria Montessori.
Montessori Materials by Lakeview has served the Montessori community for almost three decades, providing classroom ready materials to educators on six continents. Offering the most comprehensive selection of Pink, Blue and Green Level language materials available anywhere, or new offerings in Grammar, Word Study, Science, Math, Geography, or Culture. We do it for you!
The name "Lakeview" is synonymous with "Objects! Objects! Objects!" to many Montessori teachers.
Who says building blocks have to look like regular wooden blocks? Exactly. Bioblos are colourful, ecologically sustainable, pedagogically beneficial and have a unique honeycomb shape that provides maximum stability and at the same time inspires the imagination of young and old.
Bioblo blocks are not only versatile and fun to build with, they also offer high educational value: Building and playing with Bioblos contributes to stimulating the development of eye-hand and hand-hand coordination, increases physical and mechanical understanding and trains perseverance, teamwork and concentration.
The material mix Bioblo blocks are made from is an effort to use our planet’s resources responsibly: Woodchips from local conifers from PEFC-certified forest management and recycled plastic from discarded reusable cups, which are given a new purpose as part of “Up-Cycling”. This saves resources, and something useful is created out of something old.
Play. Imagine. Explore. My Cubby Hauz is an Australian owned and run online store based in Adelaide, South Australia offering beautiful, quality made and mindfully curated children’s toys and educational resources.
We believe that childhood is a wonderful and precious time to be enjoyed and celebrated by all. As such, we aim to provide high play value materials that facilitate growth and learning; beautifully crafted pieces that inspire children to dream and create; thoughtfully designed products that equip young bodies and curious minds to go out and discover.
Through our growing collection of unique, reasonably priced goods and trusted brands, we hope to assist families in creating and filling these short but crucial early years with happy memories your little ones will cherish for a long, long time.
Wonder.one sensory light tables were established by the usual American family with the idea to help parents like themselves provoke the rapid development of their child's personality and talents from an early age.
Wonder.one light table with it's million different activities will help kids to discover and explore this incredible world. By creating our product, we have tried to take into account all possible theories of early childhood development, including Montessori philosophy. Our product is the key that will unlock all the facets of your kid.
This is the first school-based OT box for activities to enhance your child's academics through PLAY! When you receive your box, you will be provided with activities for fine motor development, gross motor development, sensory play and family fun to enhance opportunities for growth & development. Families will be provided with endless activities for engagement and fun! Each month, our box will be packed with new and exciting activities, meant to motivate children to “work” on developmental skills, all while having fun. Each box will always have an activity or product targeting the following 4 domains: Fine motor, Gross Motor, Sensory, & Academic/Family Fun- as well as other fun items! Whether you’ve been looking for a sensory box, a special education box, or a box to fulfill your child’s developmental needs- this one is for you!
The Little Coach House is a family run business based in the wonderful New Forest, UK. We have a passion for creating wooden learning resources that are made to last a lifetime. Using our own knowledge of the Early Years, Primary Curriculum and Montessori teaching we have designed a range of resources which encourage children to learn in a tactile and sensory way.
The Topponcino Company is dedicated to the Montessori topponcino baby support pillow.
Used by parents around the world for generations, the topponcino is now the world’s #1 most recommended Montessori baby item. Its unique oval shape cradles your baby, providing essential head, neck, and body support while holding, handling, and feeding. The topponcino’s multi-layered design traps heat as well as your family’s smell, giving your little one a small sanctuary of coziness in their new big world.
Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s original 1940’s design, all our topponcinos are made with the finest, natural materials and professionally crafted to the standards laid out by the official Montessori Assistants to Infancy course.
We are an online curated bookshop, specialized in spanish language children books with shipping to Mexico and the United States. Our mission is to motivate the caregivers and parents to read more with their children. There are too many benefits to reading out loud. We urge you to start ASAP! We offer a great variety of books in spanish and a few other stuff we love like puzzles and prints.
At My Busy Bots we develop and create educational busy bags, Toolkits and Fun Folders - products that encourage learning through play! Our product are filled with colour and fun, they are also reusable, extendable and mess-free (no glitter, glue or paint) so they are handy to use for homeschooling, in nurseries and schools or taking on the go (great for restaurants, airports, on trains).
Kid-ease supplies quality educational products that enrich children's learning.
We love what we do, it is who we are. As a family-owned business, we aspire to offer unsurpassed service to our customers. We are continually improving our product line to bring you the best selection of materials for the classroom.
Our well-priced products are guaranteed to be free of defects in materials and workmanship as well as being child safe.
Our goal is to provide products that are beautiful and durable. We supply these with the belief that quality, service and collaboration should be as inspiring and fulfilling as the end result. What excites us most is the privilege of assisting people to open new schools throughout Southern Africa, as well as providing our new & existing customers with excellent personal service.
Little Handy is a small team located in Oradea (Romania) with love for educational toys made of natural materials. We are manufacturing busy boards using common things from daily life, but carefully selected and adapted for little hands, in a cheerful design full of colour. We hope that our products will please your children and stir their curiosity!
Teia Education & Play is a Geneva, Switzerland based family run accredited Swiss school supplier and web shop. They are the Swiss flagship distributor for Nienhuis Montessori and the Heutink International educational brands. Their comprehensive assortment also includes carefully selected high-quality, sustainable and certified toys from the world's finest brands.
Besides the original AMI certified Montessori materials, their web shop carries products for babies and children aged 0-12 years such as educational toys and games, open-ended handmade wooden toys, Waldorf toys, Froebel Gaben, art and craft materials, homeschool supplies, children's furniture, Montessori reference books, parenting books and children's books.
Mom-owned business, based in Los Angeles. I am a big believer in wooden toys. We love to create happiness through nature-based toys.
The children need to touch, feel and smell the materials that they are playing with.
All of our products are inspired by nature and nurture the natural curiosity of the child.
Most of our wonderful products made in Australia.
Childrens House is a leading designer and manufacturer of Montessori Materials, supplying schools worldwide.
Stocking a wide range of materials from Infant to Elementary products, we ship globally within 7 to 10 days.
Our card material is made from synthetic non-tear paper, that does not require lamination and is fully recyclable.
Benedykt & Sylvester is a retailer of Montessori aligned wooden learning materials, home of Montessori Learning Tiles. We have a brand new Montessori Subscription Box launching in a few weeks, jam-packed with a mixture of premium card activities and quality wooden products for 3-6 year olds.
Benedykt & Sylvester is owned by mum-of-three, Brittany (30) who also blogs about her Montessori parenting.
Alaabi is the premiere start-up specialised in the creation and manufacturing of educational games and resources inspired by the Arabic culture to make the teaching and learning journey of the Arabic language fun!
We believe in the importance of conveying the cultural heritage of the Arab world to the next generation.
2. QUALITY & DESIGN
Our educational toys are the result of deep reflection, great design and lovely illustrations. We have carefully chosen suppliers who meet our strict quality and environmental standards.
Our toys and games have been designed with Arabic teachers to optimise the learning process whether it is at home or at school. We do our best to promote the Arabic language and to spread the richness of its cultural heritage.
Kiddery Babyworks provides innovative products to cater to the changing palate of the today's parents by providing an experience at an affordable price. Because the greatest gift is a safe home where kids become curious, experiment, create and make mistakes; not be afraid to fail.
Facebook and Instagram at @kidderybabyworks.
Owned and operated by a certified Montessori teacher, E&O Montessori has been supplying Montessori Schools worldwide with quality Montessori Materials for Casa, Toddler, and Elementary environments since 1993. Our vision is consistent with the deep respect to, and appreciation of the Montessori Philosophy and way of Education. Our large collection of Toddler Materials includes Montessori Staircase, and unique Wooden Panels. Our Wooden Science Kits challenge children to explore the link between Science, Design, and Technology.
Tree Fort Toys is a female owned Canadian Company that creates natural wood toys, games, and hands on learning materials that foster a lifelong love of learning. Our wide range of wooden educational resources are used and loved by children and educators in many classrooms, childcare centers, and homeschools worldwide. We are filled with such joy knowing that like minded, eco-conscious families around the world are playing, exploring, learning, and having fun with the toys and games that we have created!
Kontu provides eco-friendly magnetic wooden blocks for playful early mathematics exploration and discovery. Inspired by the philosophy of Maria Montessori and other early childhood pioneers, our award-winning blocks invite children to count, compare, measure, recognize numerals, and operate on numbers through concrete, hands-on experiences. As play is the work of the child, early math should also be playful! We aim to inspire children to love mathematics and become curious, confident problem-solvers.
HABA is a German family owned company that has been producing quality toys and games for more than 80 years. We pride ourselves on being one of the few remaining toy companies still producing the majority of our wooden toys (baby clutching toys, blocks, musical toys, games) still in our own factory in Bad Rodach, Germany. We use organic, PEFC certified timbers and non-toxic stains to color our wooden toys.
IRQICHAY is a Quechua word that means to flatter or caress the child. IRQICHAY is a family project that arises from the need to adapt the spaces of our home for the development of childhood and education of our son.
We were inspired by Montessori pedagogy, with the aim of designing simple and intuitive furniture for children's spaces. We design furniture to help the development of curiosity and creativity during childhood, complementing growth environments in a creative and integrative way.
Leanne Murner is an author, business owner/designer at 5 Little Bears Pty Ltd and a proud mum of 5 boys.
5 Little Bears is an Australian Made company and makes a range of wooden educational and therapeutic resources with an emphasis on Australian themes. Tactile sensory activities, puzzles & games that are multi-purpose, unique & relevant.
In 1925, in Gonzaga, Italy, a carpenter shop in Gonzaga, started the production of Montessori materials and furnishings according to the personal directions of Maria Montessori herself, thanks to her presence in the same place. From that very first experience, the workshop developed into a major company named GAM Gonzagarredi Montessori leading the educational industry in Italy.
Today, GAM Gonzagarredi Montessori, in addition to the montessori materials, designs, manufactures and sells innovative and customized solutions for nurseries, pre-schools, schools, libraries and cultural centers. Our Italian design furnishings are safe and built with materials and finishes of utmost quality and compliance with the most stringent European safety and technical standards.
We are a small family owned distributor and retailer of wooden toys who love high quality and Montessori inspired educational resources. We research and source the best brands of toys from around the world that will enhance your child's imagination and help with their emotional and cognitive growth.
We currently ship Canada wide only.
HowApp is a fantastic app for sharing and learning all about Montessori Parenting. It was created by a young family that enjoyed using social media to learn how they could further support their son during their new parenting journey together. But, they quickly learned some of the limitations of some of the most popular social media apps. So, they came up with HowApp.
HowApp is designed just for parents to use as:
- parenting guide
- source of inspiration
- activity finder
- activity log and diary
- a platform to share your own ideas/pictures
Montiplay delivers a box of Montessori materials and video guides for parents of children aged 0-3 years to enable them to apply this unique and powerful learning method at home.
Every three months Montiplay sends parents age appropriate toy sets and books for their child’s development along with tutorials on our mobile app for parents and caretakers to best support their child’s leaning journey.