Montessori Print Shop Primary Teaching Manuals Review and Giveaway – 2 Winners!

Montessori Print Shop Primary Teaching Manuals Review and Giveaway – 2 Winners!

Montessori Print Shop Primary Teaching Manuals Bundle
Montessori Print Shop Primary Teaching Manuals Bundle
I’m very excited to host an AWESOME giveaway sponsored by Montessori Print Shop – 2 full sets of primary teaching manuals for teaching ages 2½-6 (open worldwide)! I was lucky to have the opportunity to review the teaching manuals created by Jennifer at Montessori Print Shop.
You’re probably already aware of Montessori Print Shop’s free printables, inexpensive printables, blog, and information and resources.
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Review of Montessori Print Shop Primary Teaching Manuals Bundle

The Primary Teaching Manuals Bundle includes 4 Montessori Teaching Manuals – Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Math. The manuals are  based on AMI principles from Jennifer’s AMI training through the Foundation of Montessori Education (Toronto, ON). The courses were taught and guided by Renilde Montessori in 1993/94.
The presentations and lessons included are for children who are approximately 2½ to 6 years of age. This, of course, depends on the individual child, and many activities also work well for 7- and 8 year olds. (Note: In Montessori education, primary is generally ages 2½-6 or 3-6 with elementary at ages 6-12.)
Each lesson includes:
  • materials list
  • material photo(s)
  • detailed step-by-step instructions
  • notes to the teacher
  • purpose of activity
  • points of interest
  • control of error
  • suggested age for presentation
Montessori Print Shop Primary Teaching Manuals
Montessori Print Shop Primary Teaching Manuals
Over the years, I’ve accumulated a number of Montessori teaching albums from my training course as well as from other training programs. My first experience in Montessori was through an AMI-trained teacher who let me photocopy her albums and gave me guidance in creating a Montessori environment and activities for a day care center. Later on, I completed Montessori training and worked with Montessori teachers from different types of Montessori training programs. Here are my thoughts on the Montessori Print Shop AMI-based albums:
  • AMI albums always feel like I’m coming home. There’s so much available online, which I thoroughly appreciate. Yet it can be very overwhelming, especially for parents or teachers who haven’t had the opportunity to take a Montessori training course. The Montessori Print Shop albums are wonderful for both parents and teachers new to Montessori and for parents and teachers wanting to keep a firm foundation in Montessori principles and techniques.
  • I love the clarity and simplicity of the Montessori Print Shop albums. AMI training courses stay the truest to Maria Montessori’s original ideas. You’ll find photos of the traditional Montessori materials in each of the manuals except the practical life manual, where they aren’t essential. There are a number of hand-drawn illustrations for the practical life activities that need illustrations.
  • I love that the presentations follow the original Montessori guidelines. Montessori presentations are not all the same. It’s surprising how many presentations there can be for one activity when you look at different Montessori manuals. In general, I like to stay with an AMI presentation when there’s more than one way to present an activity. It’s well-thought-out and focuses on the essentials. When I created DIY Montessori materials in the past, I preferred to use traditional Montessori colors and designs whenever possible. There can be variations. You can count on AMI information if you’d like to stay with the original Montessori colors, designs, and presentations.
  • I also love that you’ll find links to Montessori Print Shop materials within the lessons. Montessori Print Shop has so many wonderful free and inexpensive extensions for Montessori lessons as well as printables that are essential parts of many lessons. Having the links within the teaching manuals simplifies the preparation process.

Leap into Summer Reading with the Extraordinary Miss Rhonda’s Readers {Giveaway}

missrhondafeature What do I absolutely adore about these books?
  • The characters are cute and colorful. They aren’t licensed characters, which, at least to me makes them more authentic and approachable.
  • The stories make sense. They aren’t confusing and actually follow a plot.
  • Montessori phonetics based learning (even though if you are into “sight words” based learning, these readers are still an excellent choice)

Now, you have a chance to own your summer reading kit! Here is what we have to offer you:
  • Alphabet cards*
  • Phonetic word cards*
  • Action word cards*
  • Sight word cards*
  • Set ONE
  • Set TWO
  • A stitchery patterns kit
  • A hand sewn tote (with a Miss Rhonda’s fox tail on it)

Wow, right? Thanks to Miss Rhonda, I had the chance to preview and work with my son using this kit. A clear home run in our home.