Monday, February 28, 2011

March Special at My Works Montessori

My Works Montessori offers online video lessons for parents at a reasonable price. I was really excited to have them as a sponsor for Montessori Candy. My Works Montessori was started by Montessori moms: By moms for moms (my husband says dad's too!).  I can easily say that any person interested in Montessori as an option for their children will benefit. Whether enrolling them in a Montessori school, doing Montessori homeschool, or just applying a few of the activities with the little one's at home, My Works Montessori is a great and easy way to get started. For the month of March, My Works Montessori has a 25% off special for the first month of membership for new members.

Check it out, and don't forget to use Montessori Candy Coupon Code:  0F2DA112BB

March 1, 2011 - March 31, 2011
New Members Only. Not Valid with Any Other Discount

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pencil Sharpening Heaven!

Check out the ClassMate Electric Pencil Sharpener by Staples! Our old pencil sharpener gave out on us and my husband just bought us this one. My favorite thing about it? You can turn the dial to sharpen various sizes of pencils! This even sharpens those lovely  JUMBO  pencils that are so great for the little one's to use! We are loving it!

As a practical life activity, you can set up a tray and have the children sharpen their pencils the "old school" way. They can sharpen the pencils over a little bowl and when they are all done they can toss the shavings in the trash. Just make sure you test out the old fashioned sharpener first to make sure it works properly before presenting the activity.

Do you use an electric or "old school" pencil sharpener in your home school?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Montessori Education Supplies

I am happy to announce Montessori Education Supplies as a new sponsor at Montessori Candy! I have already had the opportunity to see the quality of some of their materials, and I can happily say that I think it is great! As a reader of Montessori Candy, you can enter code MC20 to redeem a Free Gift on your first order...PLUS 10% off your first order by entering code FIRST2011. Check them out!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Free Trial at My Works Montessori

Have you had a chance to check out My Works Montessori yet? If you haven't, go and check them out and take advantage of their Free 7 day trial offer! I love how they make Montessori so accessible and easy to understand with their online videos! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Homeschool Tips

February is usually a time when homeschooling families are evaluating how the year has been going so far, and making any changes if necessary. Check out these homeschooling tips to see if they might be of help to you::

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The World of Design for Kids & More!

Design Dossier: Graphic Design (Design Dossiers)Design Dossier: The World of Design (Design Dossiers)Design Dossier: Architecture (Design Dossiers)
Just recently, I was thinking about design and wondering if there were any books on graphic design for kids. I was so excited to find out about Paintbox Press books in the Design Dossiers series! You can see a sample of the Graphic Design book HERE.

I decided to buy both the Graphic Design book and the World of Design book and waited patiently until they arrived from Well, they finally arrived and boy have we been soaking them up! The inside of the books say that they will eventually have all of the following titles in the Design Dossiers series for kids:

The World of Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Book Arts
Film & Theater Design
Product Design
Environmental Design

Does that sound awesome or what?! These books would make such a wonderful addition to any elementary Montessori classroom. and in all honesty, any adult interested in design would love them as well. I know I do! Now my 8 and 7 year olds are going around saying, "Hey, that's a logo!", and trying to design some of their own. I really think these books help to teach observation and critical thinking in a real world setting, along with teaching vocabulary, creative process and an insiders look at what the various design categories involve.

Let me know if you have these books, or if you get them. I'd love to know what you think and how your children are enjoying them.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Maria Montessori on Education in Regards to Peace

“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.”
-Maria Montessori

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Works Montessori February Special!

"Have A Little Heart Special"
Valid: February 1, 2011 - February 28, 2011
Save 15% on First Mo. Membership To My Works Montessori (For New Members Only)
Try us for a month.  No obligation to renew after first month.
Customer must enter the coupon code when signing up for membership.
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