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Using Montessori At Home! you can be successful giving your 2-6 year old a wide variety of wonderful early learning materials and experiences. This unique eBook will guide you through the entire process in a very parent friendly way. You will join a rapidly growing community of parents doing early learning activities right at home.

The new, 2013 Third Edition of Montessori At Home! is a totally updated, 512 page, multimedia eBook that guides you through the entire process of doing the best early learning activities. There is simply no other resource like it for parents.Start slowly and move along at your child’s pace, it’s all here for you. You can do this!    

Your child’s early years are when the most critical periods of development happen. For over a century, children in Montessori preschools have used unique learning materials in a supportive environment. These experiences help children develop:

  • A positive, confident self-image
  • A true love of learning
  • Early math, reading, writing, and science skills as a great preparation for success in school

Montessori At Home! gets you started quickly, but with all the information you need to be successful. The easy to read first chapters cover:

  • Maria Montessori
  • The benefits of Early Childhood Education
  • The Neuroscience of Early Childhood Development
  • Using Montessori Principles in Parenting
  • A Parent’s Guide To Using Learning Materials at Home

These informative chapters are followed by clear descriptions of over 300 learning materials and activities for 2-6 year olds, mostly made using common items you may already have or which can be easily and inexpensively obtained. Recommendations are also given for affordable, original Montessori and other good early learning materials. The activity areas include:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Art & Music
  • Digital Life
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Reading & Writing

Other features include:

  • A Quick Start Guide to get you off to a great start in an organized way.
  • Over 225 educational digital tablet apps are recommended throughout the eBook. The Digital Life chapter offers a guide to safely introducing digital learning to preschoolers.
  • Hundreds of links to sites, blogs, and videos are found throughout the eBook to expand on the information presented. Many of the videos are educational experiences for your child to watch.
  • 76 pages of printable materials to use with many activities
  • A copy of the eBook: Mom Bloggers Talk Montessori gives you a window into what other Moms are doing. Learn from their experiences to get your own home early learning off to a great start.

Check out The Bundle: The Montessori At Home! eBook + 21 classroom quality printable materials from Montessori Print Shop. A $70 value for $24.95

First released in 2011, the Montessori At Home! eBook has been downloaded all over the world. The totally updated, 2013 Third Edition offers parents even more. Parents appreciate that so many of the activities use simple, inexpensive materials.

Montessori At Home! is a complete, practical guide to home early learning, written just for parentsDiscover what Montessori teachers and many parents know: young children find these activities magical. Get your eBook and start today!                            

Parents are talking about Montessori At Home:

“I have read the 2013 update of this book and it is an brilliant resource for parents of young children. Especially for the price! I would highly recommend it. It is easy to read, thorough and offers practical advice and activities backed with evidence as to why. Even those who are unfamiliar with or uninterested in Montessori’s methods will find this helpful if they are interested in nurturing their young learner.” Rachel, You Tube video blogger (Racheous) 

Thanks for all your hard work. You don’t know how my life and my kid’s lives changed in a better way, thanks to your dedication to share Montessori, especially for us parents trying to do our best. I’ll be thankful all my life!”   Joanna                                                                              

” Love the new eBook. I can’t believe you sell that for $10 – such a steal for anyone considering Montessori At Home!”   Jen

Our family has greatly benefited from your book. Never before have I seen so many fantastic ideas in one place!  Your book has encouraged me to take a hold of our children’s youngest years and “build their brain architecture” for all it is worth!!!”    Kate

“Your book appears to be EXACTLY what I have been looking for. I have only recently begun researching the Montessori method and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of info and ideas. I had no idea where to start. Your book is a fantastic summary of everything I wanted to know and it looks as though it is going to be a wonderful tool for focusing my ideas and beginning an actual routine and plan. Thank you so much!”   Laura

 “This is an amazing book! You have done parents an enormous favor. Thanks so much!”   Caroline

“I like to see photos of materials and have clear steps to follow. Your book has these on every page. It has really helped me get started and hit my stride as a parent who teaches at home.”   Alexis

“I did get to read a bunch of the book last night and am so relieved and excited to have it on hand. I have been taking a bit from here and there to get activites organized for my daughter. This will save me so much time and energy!” Alee

I printed out the whole book, and it is now the most used book in our home.” Ariana

“There is so much information about Montessori, we didn’t know where to start. Thankfully, your book has it all in one place, and it is so beautifully organized. Our son is loving his new materials. Thank you for all your work in putting this together!”  Brittany

“We love Montessori at home!” David

“I have a 2-year old grandson and 8-month old grand-daughter who would benefit from all these materials. When I had my children, we did not know there was such a thing as Montessori. All we had later were very expensive Montessori kindergartens which we could not afford to send our kids! Thanks so much for creating all these wonderful resources for us busy grandmas and mothers.”  Gerardine

“I fumbled around with ideas I found on blogs, but not really understanding what to do and why. With Montessori at home, now I know – thanks!” Valerie

“I have made materials for my daughter, who is 3 1/2, for almost a year now using your book. What you talk about in the book is happening in front of my eyes! It is such a thrill to see her joy when she learns new things and can do something new for herself. We will always be grateful to you for making this knowledge available to parents.” Sushila

I LOVE it!  I’m homeschooling a VERY active and intelligent 5 year old next year, and her preschool teacher suggested I find some Montessori activities, as she’s a hands-on learner. I love the way the book helps me jump to her age level. Thank you!    Kim

Feedback from Andrea, who blogs at What DID We Do All Day?:

“I wish that I had access to John Bowman’s Montessori At Home! during that time. It has everything I loved about those early books (Pitamic, Seldin), PLUS the information I needed to keep going (Gettman) all rolled into one. For many parents, this will be the only resource you need to create a wonderful preschool experience for your child at home (although I always recommend reading Maria Montessori’s own words!)

“Nearly every week I receive e-mails asking me what book or albums I recommend for creating a Montessori-inspired homeschool.  That is always a more complicated question than it seems to be.  If a reader wants to create a homeschool environment similar to the one I have much in the way I have done it it is an easy question.  However, more often than not this is NOT the case.  Their family doesn’t have the space, the money, or simply doesn’t learn the same way I learn and needs different sort of materials to guide them.  I had to do a lot of “divining” from the albums and materials I had at my disposal and most importantly have had several wonderful mentors.  A lot of these families love Montessori but want a clearer, more relaxed path to creating this at home with a much less-elaborate set-up.  They want to know where to start, what to buy, where to buy it, and how to use it all.  John Bowman’s Montessori at Home! is made for those families.”

Stephanie Sasa at Discovery Moments talks about her Montessori at home journey:

My Montessori journey was born out of an intense desire to educate my kids using the Montessori method. I loved our local school, yet the price was more than I was able to afford. Being a homeschool kid, I took out every book at the library on Montessori. I kept reading books, blogs, and websites. After a lot of hours researching, I finally decided that I needed to do it like a school. I bought all the materials and some Montessori albums. I muddled through, asking a million questions of Montessori teachers and bloggers along the way. I learned so much and really started to feel like I got it. It took a good year of research though to learn the basics. Then one day I got an email from John Bowman asking me to review his book Montessori at Home! I read it cover to cover and realized that this was what I had been looking for a year before as I was trying to get things together to teach my daughters. It illustrated the materials that you need to have and those you can make on your own. It has a quick start guide so you can start right away; and it gave a really good idea of how to set everything up in your own home. There were so many pictures (I need to see)!  If I had this book first it would have made things simpler (and less expensive). So now it is the first book I recommend to people looking to start doing Montessori at home. Doing Montessori activities is really not as simple as matching activities seen in a blog post. Montessori is a philosophy of child rearing and education. The foundational concepts and ideas of Montessori take a little while to learn. There are Montessori principles to put in place before you ever make a learning material. Just reading a couple of Montessori’s books takes time. Understanding how the various activity areas like Practical Life, Sensorial, Science, Language, and Math support and blend into one another takes some understanding. Math and Writing / Reading are taught as a sequence of activities, and it is easy to lose track.”