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Montessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Welcome to the start of a new school year! I have been busy preparing the classroom with my lead teacher.

So far, I feel reasonably confident but I still have a lot of questions. These questions alas can’t be answered until I start meeting parents and getting to know the children.

I figure many parents will have questions about Montessori generally and how to integrate Montessori philosophy and living in their home with their children.

Please see my post on Montessori Books for Parents for an extensive list of literature. Montessori does not stop at classroom walls. Montessori extends far beyond the classroom into homes and the “real world”. Here are a few suggestions for parents:

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Back to School Gifts for Montessori Parents

The Tao of Montessori

The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate Teaching

The Director of my school opened the school year with employees reading a passage from this book. I kept thinking “if only the parents could hear and be inspired by these words.”Montessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

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Montessori Insights for Parents of Young Children

A simple, beautiful book written by one of my favorite Montessori authors, Aline Wolf.

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Montessori Quotes Mug

Just for fun! How could I resist?

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A Parents Guide to the Montessori ClassroomMontessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

A definite book to recommend to parents seeking to bring Montessori into their home.

Montessori Books for Paretns

Teach Me to Do it MyselfMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Montessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsAnother gem to offer as a resource to parents.

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Little Partners Learning TowerMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Allowing a child the freedom to do things for himself and to contribute is a guiding principle. Help parents understand what it takes to help their child be independent.

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HABA Quart Pouring PitcherMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

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Small GlassesMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Say no to plastic and bring in the glass! My boys love these reasonably priced glasses from Montessori Services. A perfect first set!

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Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss PeelerMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Give a child the opportunity to participate in food preparation with these peelers.

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Wavy Chopper 

The same goes for this vegetable chopper (also great with play dough)Montessori Back to School Gifts for Parentskid sized table

Kid Sized Table

Montessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsKid-sized furniture is always a plus.

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Coat RackMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Children can assist in departing and returning from home simply by placing a coat rack within their reach.

Handmade BasketMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Great for so many things in the home.

Montessori Wooden Shape Board, Fraction SorterMontessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Beautiful materials that children love and learn from.

Plan Toy Water BlocksMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

My sons love these blocks. Perfect for a window sill.

Sugarbooger Apron, Matryoshka DollMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Get children involved in the kitchen!

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 24 Assorted Color PencilsMontessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsMontessori Back to School Gifts for Parents

Fun to draw and create with, plus works fine motor skills.

Fox Run Sugar Tongs

Montessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsA great tool for sensory play and practical life works in the home.

Aqueduck Faucet Extender

Montessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsHelp a child feel in control of their existence and you will breed confidence and self-esteem.

Light Switch ExtenderMontessori Back to School Gifts for ParentsThis light switch extender is amazing! Help kids take care of themselves!

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