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Since 1983 Michael Olaf has been known internationally for the highest quality of developmentally appropriate items for children. Each one has been approved by the co-owner, an AMI Montessori teacher trained at the 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 levels, with 45 years of experience as a teacher, speaker, writer, administrator, and school consultant. Michael Olaf ships to many countries around the world.

Parenting & Teaching

GB58 How I Weaned Myself, article
This article, and much more, can be found in the book "The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three" (GB400)
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CGB050.jpg GB050 Bringing Out the Brilliance, DVD
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CGB060.jpg GB060 Diaper-Free Before Three
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training course.
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CGB270.jpg GB270 How to Talk so Kids Will Listen
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CGB150.jpg GB150 Understanding the Human Being
This book is required reading for the Association Montessori International Birth-Three teacher-training course. The author, Silvana Montanaro, MD, also wrote the introduction and helped edit the 0-3 book "The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three" (GB400)
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CGB055.jpg GB055 Montessori, the Science Behind the Genius
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CGB200.jpg GB200 Maria Montessori: Her Life and Legacy, DVD
$250.00 $45.00 On Sale!
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GB850 3-Hour Work Period/Observation of 3-6 Class
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GB288 Record Keeping in a Montessori Class
Based on record-keeping system taught at the AMI training center in London, with added suggestions for adapting the system for use in the Infant Community, and for helping children in the 6-12 class learn to master the responsibility, and develop a system, of keeping their own records. 25-page print-out.
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CGB100.jpg GB100 Child of the World: Montessori, Global Education for Age 3-12+
A favorite of parents and teachers around the world. Montessori ideas for raising and educating children from age 3 to 12 and older. 170 pages, 40 black and white illustrations. MORE
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CGB400.jpg GB400 The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three
This book is essential for understanding the value and use of any of the birth-three products on this site, and our most popular "shower" gift for expectant parents. Introduction by Silvana Montanaro, MD. MORE
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CGB110.jpg GB110 The Universal Child, Guided by Nature: Adaptation of the 2013 International Congress Presentation
This little book is an outcome of Susan Stephenson's PowerPoint presentation, of the same name, at the 2013 International Montessori Congress in Portland, Oregon. There are 56 pages, 150 colored illustrations. MORE
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CGB420.jpg GB420 GRAZIE SILVANA! Montessori Assistants to Infancy (DVD)
10-minute tribute to Silvana Montanaro, MD, for her 30 years work with the Montessori Assistants to Infancy (0-3) course. Directed by Karin Salzmann; Produced by Susan Mayclin Stephenson at The Michael Olaf Montessori Company. Universal Disc Format (UDF)
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CGB490.jpg GB490 WONDERFUL TWO'S, Montessori Infant Communities in Japan and USA (DVD)
Parents are often shocked when they see the potential of children under the age of three years in this 50-minute video filmed in AMI Montessori Infant Communities in Japan and the USA. Voice: Susan Mayclin Stephenson. Universal Disc Format (UDF)
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CGB090.jpg GB090 APPLE! LET ME DO IT! language and Independence in the Montessori IC (DVD)
An old favorite 30-minute peek into a Montessori Infant Community by Karin Salzmann. See actual footage of language and independence of children under the age of 3 years. Universal Disc Format (UDF)
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CGB105a.jpg GB105 Montessori Books Set/3
Our books ordered as a set of three are discounted 20%. This includes: The Joyful Child (GB400), Child of the World (GB100), and The Universal Child (GB110)
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CGB460.jpg GB460 A Crianca Alegre (Portuguese Edition of The Joyful Child)
Portuguese translation of "The Joyful Child" Um livro para ajudar os pais a procurar, descobrir, apreciar e apoiar as necessidades mentais, fisicas e emocionais da crianca nos tres primeiros anos de vida. Com mais de 180 fotos em branco e preto da autora sobre seu trabalho com a filosofia Montessori ao redor do mundo com c desde o nascimento ate os tres anos de idade.
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CGB450.jpg GB450 NO CHECKMATE Montessori Chess Lessons for Age 3 to 90+
This book is about more than chess, but how to analyze activities, give lessons, and share our lives with children in the Montessori way.
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Observing children and watching them develop and grow is one of the chief pleasures in life. A recent NYTimes article (March 3, 2009) tells us "In a Helpless Baby, the Roots of Our Social Glue" the author tells us that "Anthropologists have made the startling discovery that . . . among traditional cultures without television or Internet access, a baby is the best show in town." Learning to sit back and observe each child as they grow and develop does more than anything to help us understand, enjoy, and help our children.

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