Above: Wallet Cards - Alphabet, Montessori Interlocking Discs, Number Cookie Cutters, Toddler Paint Brush, Kids' Mini Chopper, Wallet Cards - Colour and Shape, Wallet Cards - Numbers, Wallet Cards - GO!.
This will be my last shop update for the year. If you wish (and I hope you do) to stay up to date on new products please connect with us via the How we Montessori Shop Facebook page.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? We bought the boys a new bunk this week, I was so hoping to give it at Christmas but we struggled to keep it a surprise. I was inspired by this bunk and we decided on this one. Thank you to everyone who gave us bunk ideas and suggestions. Some of the gifts we have purchased for the boys are also bed time related (I'm trying to encourage Otis to sleep in his own bed all night). We have also started stocking up on craft supplies hoping to fit in some gift making this week.
If you are looking for gift ideas I love the Fun Things section of the shop. There are great gift ideas for babies (First Sound Blocks, Pop-Up Toy, Pound and Roll Tower) right through to construction sets that would satisfy many older children (Architecture Set - Texo and Natural Construction Set). We will be shipping everyday until Christmas however for many products this is it, we won't be getting in new shipments of many products until the new year. I hope our supplies last but I encourage you to get in as soon possible.
Above: Child's Clothes Line, Short to Tall Puzzle, Matching Game - Baby Animals, Toddler Shape Puzzle, Colourful Rainbow Blocks, Toddler Dustpan and Brush Set, Child's Bucket, Hand Shovel, Gardening Set - Toddler.
Our wonderful apron supplier Handmade Montessori, has sent some gorgeous aprons to us this week including a new apple and pear print. I will put them up in the shop as soon as they arrive and will also post on Facebook. We have also a lot of products back in stock today. Please check in if you were waiting for something. Our basic crinkle cutters are on back order with our supplier and these won't be back in until late December. If you have an order waiting for toddler tumblers, I thank you for your patience. These are also on back order from our supplier however while waiting I have sourced a new shipment from elsewhere and they should be here soon.
I have some fun back-to-school products for the younger children (so they don't miss out) in store for the new year. So please check back in 2014 for some educational products for the younger set.
As this has been the founding year of How we Montessori Shop I wish to thank you for making it possible. Thank you for your emails, comments, suggestions and for sharing this journey with me.
I will continue to post here, hopefully with increased frequency, to share our pathway to Christmas and also our journey as Caspar transitions to Cycle Two and Otis prepares to start school. Otis has experienced two transition sessions so far which he has been so excited about. If you have a toddler and want some additional reading, I've been enjoying Our Montessori Life, Montessori Life As We Know It, sixtine et victoire and this is the most beautiful Montessori family I know.
If you are a Canberra (or surrounding area) family and are looking for a gentle introduction to Montessori with a toddler, I highly recommend the Canberra Montessori School, Northside (Gungahlin) Parent Toddler Programme. Not only is it a programme for toddlers, it's a programme for parents too. It's Otis' last term at the toddler programme and we will miss it terribly. The Northside group still has positions available for 2014, you can contact the school on (02) 6287 1962.