Child's first creche


From The Michael Olaf Montessori Company.
We wish you all the best in your work with children
whatever that might be.


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.


Newsletter #1: December 2009

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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: Children's Projects

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2009-2010 Joyful Child cover

These are not just catalogs, but are considered the best "books" to introduce Montessori ideas to a busy parent. The materials listed give an idea of what to look for to create a Montessori home or school environment. The materials can be purchased, but dimensions are givein so you can have things made in your own country.

The Joyful Child, for Birth to Three
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

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

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