Montessori Family Finds on Gumtree
I've been searching for a second-hand overhead projector on Gumtree (AU) for months. I'm still hopeful that I will find one, but this searching often leads me to find other good things on Gumtree. Over the weekend I picked up this bike (below) for $50 including the child seat and bike lock (it needs a new chain), and the Montessori Dino Cards for $10. Where do you look for good Montessori second-hand finds, FB marketplace, Gumtree, FreeCycle?
The key to getting a bargain on Gumtree is finding items that you need and that are located close to you. Here are some other good Montessori home finds currently available!!
Montessori toddler books for $5 pick up Meadow Bank (NSW), the sellers can post at buyer's expense!
It is difficult to get Lovevery in Australia. This is the Lovevery Play Gym, $140 pick up Rosanna (Vic). We had this play gym, and it's the number one play gym I recommend, it has lots of attachments from high contrast images to grasping ball.
Sandpaper Letters, $40 pick up in Hazelbrook (NSW). These look like the sandpaper that we use (and love) from the US, which are expensive to ship. Even with a bit of wear and tear, this looks like a good deal. Uppercase and lower case.
Love this children's wardrobe, $150 pick up from Kogarah (NSW). With a bit of attention, this could be an amazing unique wardrobe for a young child. Has hanging space and drawers.
Two wooden Waldorf Play Stands, $90 pick up Kambah (ACT). We have used similar play stands for shelves, as shown here, but also for imaginative play like as a pretend shopfront or cafe. This price is good!!!
Toddler Arm Chair, $50 Horningsea Park (NSW). This would be lovely in a child's room or in a reading corner.
Model Dinosaurs, $75 Randwick (NSW). Can you ever have too many dinosaurs? These are close to me and I'm still thinking about them...
Colour Matching Pegs $35, Newcastle (NSW). I'd suggest from 3yrs but younger children may be interested in them too.
Mobilo $30, Ermington (NSW). We love Mobilo, it's a fantastic construction toy to have at home, from around 3yrs+. The same seller is also selling Wedgits.
IVI Traffic Green Playmat/Rug $110, Rose Bay (NSW). For car and transport-related play.
Children's Light and Sand Table $260, Cecil Hills (NSW). This is handmade and is interestingly multi-coloured. So different to what I've seen before.
Vintage Wooden Kids Kitchen Play Set $120 at Doncaster East (Vic). The unit on the left could work beautifully in a Montessori environment to store and display children's kitchen materials.
Good quality children's square table, two chairs and a stool $180 at Gordon (NSW).
Gumtree is a good place for finding Learning Towers and various other kitchen helpers. This Learning Tower is $170 at Liverpool (NSW).