Child's first creche


—from The Michael Olaf Montessori Company.
We wish you all the best in your work with children
now and in the future.

NEWSLETTER #1, December 2009

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Picture: arranging the creche, or manger scene of the baby Jesus,
is one of the many ways children around the world participate,
and learn about, the religious and winter holiday celebrations in their own country and culture.

For over 25 years this has been the best source of parenting and teaching information available, and of fun, beautiful, and age-appropriate toys and materials for children. What People Say about Michael Olaf

SHARING: This is the season for giving. We have been personally involved with projects for children all over the world, which has helped us see childhood with fresh eyes. These experiences enable us to share the very best in parenting and teaching ideas, and materials, for children at home and in school.
Fundraising has begun for the Bhutan project. See that and other projects at this page: Children's Projects

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Michael Olaf December Newsletter

List of All Michael Olaf Newsletters:

#1 Happy Holidays, December 2009
#2 Montessori Art, January 2010
#3 Montessori Cultural Geography, May 2010
#4 Montessori Parenting/Teaching, August 2010
#5 Montessori Home Environment, November 2010
#6 Montessori in Sikkim, January 2011
#7 Montessori Math, April 2011
#8 All 2009-2011 Newsletters, May 2011
#9 Montessori Grace and Courtesy, August 2011
#10 Montessori Biology, May 2012

2009-2010 Joyful Child cover


Birth to Three

Birth to Three Montessori child development video clips, theory and practice overviews, and a catalogue of materials appropriate for this age—for the home and the infant community, 70 pages.

2009-2010 Child of the World

Three to Twelve Years

Age Three to Twelve Montessori overviews, and catalogue of materials online, for the home and school, 85 pages.

GIFTS & SCHOOL MATERIALS: Go directly to the Montessori Shop for toys, books, games, and other wonderful items for homes or schools: Shopping
In the new year our newsletter will include updates on children's projects, and details on how to use Montessori ideas for children in your home or school. Please let us know what you would like us to share. The Michael Olaf Company is built on just this kind of feed-back from parents, grandparents, Montessorians and other friends of children. We are not able to respond to email suggestions but we highly value them. Send them to: