I have been asked by several people to write about where I find my Montessori ideas and materials. I really just spent lots of time searching the World Wide Web and found these great websites. Some have free materials that you can print and make your own, some are blogs, and some are websites that sell Montessori materials. Have fun looking at these links, and do what I did, just follow every link on each page and you will find a plethora of knowledge at your fingertips! Enjoy!
1. http://www.montessoriservices.com/store/ This is a Montessori store. I love it because I look at all the materials they suggest and then go to garage sales and such and know what to look for! Ikea is a great place to shop also.
2. http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=5379 Scroll down on this site and you will find many links to various site with manipulative's to make.
3. http://www.montessoriforeveryone.com/Free-Downloads_ep_35-1.html Another Montessori store. This site also has many free Downloads that I just love. They even tell you how to use them.
4. http://www.love2learn.net/ Awesome Catholic Homeschooling website with a ton of info and good suggestions.
5. The Playschool6 Yahoo group is awesome! It is down for the next few days but it is so worth the wait. It is a group for Catholic Montessori Homeschoolers. They are so nice and friendly and have wonderful ideas. They don't mind if you pick their brain either!
6. I have mentioned in a previous post that I found this great mother whom I met at the Michigan Catholic Homeschooling Conference that makes wonderful Catholic Montessori materials and sells them. Definitely check out her site at www.Jodyshands-onlearning.com
Well, that should get you started. Have fun and I hope you find what you are looking for. I am so excited to home school Mena and love to find others that are in the same boat.