Quotes and Recommendations
Thank you for your excellent website, and information you offer. We just started homeschooling this year and your site is always the one I come back to time after time. It is so helpful.
This catalog is a wonderful compendium
of Montessori information and many hard-to-find objects to support it
in the home and classroom--a superb resource for families and teachers
The Birth-Three and the 3-12 catalogs
are just splendid. My faculty and I are giving assignments in the catalogs,
and we see dozens of uses beyond the obvious application to pediatrics;
for example, stroke patients, the brain injured adult, blind, hearing
impaired, neurological patient, the adult cognitively impaired, the persistent
mentally ill, homeless, teens at risk, unwed mothers, etc.
Many of us constantly refer to
Michael Olaf's Essential Montessori as an extremely valuable parenting
book. At first I wanted to keep this great information to myself, to hoard
it for my own children, but gradually I came to the realization that in
sharing this wisdom with other parents we all benefit. It will bring us
all to a new level of consciousness. Thank you for the very important
work that you do.
The text of Michael Olaf's Essential Montessori
is the best brief description of Montessori I've come across and you have
wonderful things for parents to choose for their children. I gave a copy
to each family in our school as a part of their information packet.
For the first time my class looks like what
one reads about in the Montessori books instead of a traditional group-taught
preschool. I cannot thank you enough for providing your lecture reprint
on the 3-HOUR WORK PERIOD.
There is no need to wade through piles of
catalogues to find quality books and toysjust get a copy of Michael
Olaf's Essential Montessori. Best of all it is filled with Montessori
philosophy for all ages, practical advice and the wisdom of experience.
I think Essential Montessori is essential reading for every teacher and
Michael Olaf has done a tremendous job of culling through the abundance of "stuff" available in this world for children , to create a fine collection from which parents, aftercare, and classroom teachers who adhere to Montessori principles can choose. From the balance beam, to the child size brooms and mops, to the loom and carefully chosen books and wooden furniture, the selections have a beautiful simplicity and will make easy work of finding what one needs to assist children's healthy development. Throughout the catalog are beautiful quotations and description of Montessori, making the catalog an excellent resource for parent education and inspiration as well.
I want to thank you for your marvelous
catalog-book, and for the great service which you have done for Montessori
worldwide. I know that it is a labor of love. You have done a masterful
job of presenting theory and making it possible for parents to carry it
to the practical level. I give a complimentary copy of your catalogue
to each participant in our parent courses, and to parents waiting to enter
I feel compelled to write to finally
acknowledge the tremendous work you do for parents. Your catalogue is
inspiring. I like to refer to it as my Bible, a quiet place of inspiration
and a refuge, and share it with everyone! My
life has truly been forever changed by Maria Montessori and the present
day work you do of interpreting and translating her nearly century old
philosophy for parents and teachers about to enter the 21st century. You
have helped me become a better parent, a better person, and I'm so grateful
to have found you at the time in my life when I needed you most.
Once again, congratulations on an inspiring
publication and brilliant materials. Thank you.
This is like a Montessori course in a book.
Thank you so very much!
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