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MICHAEL OLAF HOME PAGE
 
AGE 1-3 FAMILY LIFE, Care of Self, Others, the Environment
 
AGE 1-3 FAMILY LIFE, Preparing and Serving Food
 
AGE 1-3 TOYS
 
AGE 1-3 PUZZLES
 
AGE 1-3 MUSIC
 
AGE 1-3 LANGUAGE
 
AGE 1-3 ART
 
AGE 1-3 PEOPLE
 
AGE 1-3 PHYSICAL SCIENCE & MATH
 
AGE 1-3 PLANTS & ANIMALS
 
SPECIALS
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 PUZZLES

There are two kinds of toys, those that are open-ended such as blocks, and those that have a specific goal, such as puzzles. It is important for the child to experience both as they serve different purposes and meet different needs. Some of the puzzles here are made in Europe for Infant Communities, to last a lifetime of constant, daily use. Most importantly, the wood finish and paint of these, and all of these puzzles on this site are safe for young children. Though too expensive for many homes they give an idea of what kinds of puzzles are appropriate for the child's development at this age.
   
CT17.jpg CT17 Large Knobbed Geometry Puzzle
$54.00
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course.
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CCT8010.jpg CT8010 Part-Whole Perception Puzzle
$40.00
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CDL860.jpg DL860 Alphabet Puzzle, Lower Case
$59.95
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CCT900.jpg CT900 Large Knob 6-Shape Geometry Puzzle
$30.00
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CCT920.jpg CT920 Geo Frame Puzzles, Set of 3
$44.00
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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 . . . "