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In January 2018 Michael Olaf will close. The owners/creators, Jim and Susan Stephenson, who are now in their 70's will retire. Thank you for all of your support over the years. With very few exceptions (those things that are made locally, such as the slatted chair, topponcino, and a few other hard-to-find items) as each book, toy, or tool runs out it will not be reordered. Please keep this in mind for your school ordering, gift ordering, holiday ordering.
AGE 1-3 FAMILY LIFE, Care of Self, Others, the Environment

Young children love to participate in the real work of the family, such as cleaning, dusting, cooking, gardening. Real child-size tools help them do a good job. This area of Montessori is called "Practical Life" and it is very important for many, many reasons. This work helps a child learn to control muscles, concentrate, focus, think logically and independently, make intelligent decisions, have fun, contribute to family life, enjoy spending time with parents, learn to take care of his own needs, the needs of others, take care of the home and garden, and on and on . . . NOTE: This are real tools, not toys. Many of them should be used under adult supervision. Safety first.
   
CCR48.jpg CR48 Tiny Apron
$13.00
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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CDR01.jpg DR01 Small Apron
$13.00
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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CDR33.jpg DR33 Wool Duster
$4.75
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CCR49.jpg CR49 Child's Work Table/Seat
$59.00
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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CDR34.jpg DR34 Child's Carpet Sweeper
$28.50
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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CR640 Handwashing Bowl
$6.50
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CCR750.jpg CR750 Red Washbowl
$10.00
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CCR752.jpg CR752 Red Soap Bowl
$6.50
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CCR001.jpg CR001 Blue Washbowl
$10.00
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CCR002.jpg CR002 Blue Soap Bowl
$6.50
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CCR07.jpg CR07 Small Broom
$8.50
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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CCR10.jpg CR10 Tiny Broom
$8.50
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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CCR200.jpg CR200 Broom and Mop Stand
$68.00
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CDB010.jpg DB010 All by Myself
$17.99
A Montessori favorite - in hard cover!
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CCR606.jpg CR606 Oval Brush
$2.95
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CR44.jpg CR44 Needle Cases, Set/2
$3.00
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CDR20J.jpg DR20J Round Brush
$3.90
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CDR902J.jpg DR902J European Dust Pan & Whisk Broom
$15.50
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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For more information on this period of life go to this link: THE JOYFUL CHILD
Now, and after Michael Olaf closes, the Montessori books written by Susan Mayclin Stephenson (4 titles so far and more coming) will be still available by Montessori book suppliers and Amazon.com in many countries. The titles so far are: "The Joyful Child . . . ", "Child of the World . . . ", "The Universal Child . . .", and "No Checkmate . . . "