Homemade Infant/Toddler Montessori Materials

July 27, 2009

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I love Montessori materials, but sometimes they are just so expensive especially when you’d like to have more than one or two. I’ve been looking for awhile at Montessori Outlet’s Infant/Toddler materials and was planning on buying the Object Permanence box. It’s around $20, but then I found out the shipping would cost $20 and that put a little dent in my plan.

I shared this with my husband and he asked to see a picture of what I wanted. A few minutes later I had my Infant/Toddler wishlist and a willing carpenter. With the help of my dad, we’ll have five homemade Montessori materials by the end of the week. Yeah!

Here’s what was on my wishlist:

Object Permanence Box w/ Tray

Object Permanence Box w/ Tray

Object Permanence Box w/ Drawer

Object Permanence Box w/ Drawer

Cubes on Vertical Dowel

Cubes on Vertical Dowel

Discs on Horizontal Dowel

Discs on Horizontal Dowel

Colored Discs on 3 Colored Dowels

Colored Discs on 3 Colored Dowels

I’m so excited to be able to have sturdy, handcrafted materials to use with my son as we homeschool! My husband is already thinking ahead to a pink tower and number rods. Of course, that’s a bit far away for us right now…but I’m excited!

If I had bought the materials from Montessori Outlet it would have cost around $100, but with a little sweat equity and supplies from Lowe’s it cost us around $50!

I can’t wait until they’re done.

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Ellen July 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm

awesome!!

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Jessica July 29, 2009 at 4:49 am

Hi Ellen!

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Green Mamma July 29, 2009 at 11:54 am

Don’t you just love a man who knows how to use his power tools? :-) I do, lol. BTW, Montessori items can be found at consignment and thrift shops too. I’ve found many great wooden toys and more at our local secondhand stores (plus, some consignment shops offer discounted new merchandise too . . . especially Melissa & Doug items).

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