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Michael Olaf, the Montessori shop for children from birth to seven years, and their adults

Michael Olaf is a publisher of Montessori books but continues to provide, and ship internationally, a few specialized Montessori-approved products for Montessori nidos (birth to one year), infant communities (1-2.5 years), primary classes (2.5-6 years) and homes. Susan Mayclin Stephenson, who is the author of our books and who designs or selects the materials offered here, has AMI Montessori diplomas for 0-3, 3-6, 6-12. Since 1971 she has taught children and young people from age 2-18 in Montessori environments. She is a lecturer, school consultant, and oral examiner for AMI teacher training courses. www.michaelolaf.net; michaelolafcompany@gmail.com
   
GB900 GB900 Aid to Life, Montessori Beyond the Classroom
$18.95 $15.95 On Sale!
This book takes basic Montessori principles and applies them to common everyday situations. A rare treat for parents of children and young adults at all ages. Also read about how these principles were used in a private British/Peruvian school in Peru with NO Montessori materials, and are helpful in orphanage in Morocco, a school for the blind in Tibet, and a Montessori teacher training course in Morocco. "At Home" chapters, and questions and answers in a Montessori newspaper column, are inspiring to educators and parents alike.


   
GB160.jpg GB160 Montessori Homeschooling, One Family's Story
$19.95 $16.95 On Sale!
"The book 'Montessori Homeschooling' is a must read for every homeschooling parent, and every teacher in a Montessori elementary classroom!" -Montessori 3-12 consultant, The Hague, Netherlands. This book was created during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to support, and give creative ideas to, parents, Montessori guides, and teachers. It documents 15 years of homeschooling through elementary, middle, and high school - guided by a mother with Montessori 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 experience and a father who is head of the Michael Olaf Company.


   
CDP33J.jpg DP33J Shells with Matching Cards
$36.00
The shells in this unique collection were selected with the study of zoology at the 6-12 level in mind. The ink drawings were made by Susan, the author of our Montessori books, because the child with black ink drawings a child will be inspired to examine each shell carefully rather than to match shell and picture by color. This is essential since many of the shells come in a variety of colors. There are 22 shells with 22 matching pictures printed on 4.25" x 5.5" white cardstock.
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CDE606.jpg DE606 Electric Circuit Set, including directions for use
$45.00
One of the most important physics experiments for ages 3-6. Only available through the Michael Olaf company. In this set the child learns to attach the ends of the electrical wire to both ports of the light, the switch, and the battery to complete the circuit and turn on the light. If the circuit is broken at any point the light will not turn on.
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CDT15.jpg DT15 Matreshka Nesting Doll, 6 Doll Set
$35.00
This lovely set of nesting dolls is one of the most favorite toys all over the world. There are 6 dolls, graduated in size, each one nesting the next. They provide an introduction to graduated size, eye-hand control as the child, as young as two years of age, learns to twist off the top to open the doll, and to close it after placing the correct doll inside. To introduce these we suggest placing two dolls in a basket, and gradually adding more until the child can sort and manipulate all six dolls at one setting. Made in Russia.
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CDL055J.jpg DL055 Vegetable Cards, set/24
$8.00
The names of vegetables are very interesting and important for a child. We have heard off parents having these framed and hung at eye level in the kitchen or child's room. Click for ideas . . .
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CPE300J.jpg PE300J Joyful Child Frame
$42.00
A beautiful wood frame made locally to hold our large, 10-piece, picture sets. The pictures easily slip in and out to make changes. Search "large pictures" below to see more than picture sets.
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CDL902.jpg DL902 Large Reptile Pictures (set 10)
$24.50
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CDA280.jpg DA280 Great Art Picture Set (10)
$24.50
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CDL150.jpg DL150 Large Flower Pictures Set (10)
$24.50
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CDE636.jpg DE636 Basic Montessori 3-6+ Geography Cards
$7.00
The basic Montessori geography language material. Twenty-four 4.25" x 5.5", black and white cards. The set includes 7 labeled Continent cards (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, Antarctica, Europe), 1 card with continent labels, 8 basic land and water form cards (Island, lake; cape, bay; gulf, peninsula; strait, isthmus), accompanying land and water definitions cards with etymology. This is all that is needed to begin the exploration of geography at home or in school. Order two sets to make 3-part reading material.
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CBT230.jpg BT230 Original Topponcino ONLY (covers to be ordered separately)
$48.00
A topponcino and cover is the most important item for a newborn. Information on its use and value can be found in the book "The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three." This is the only Topponcino approved by the AMI Montessori 0-3 Assistant to Infancy program.
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CBA234.jpg BA234 Topponcino Cover
$15.00
Each Topponcino cover is carefully made here in California. This tasteful, fine cotton, WHITE cover is the only topponcino cover that fits the Michael Olaf Original and Foam topponcinos.
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CCR255.jpg CR255 Placemat and Napkin Set, blue
$15.00
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course. In homes or Montessori infant communities for children from age 1-2.5+ children can set the table by placing and placemat, and then matching the spoon, fork, glass, plate/bowl correctly. And then the matching napkin of it is used. Children also learn to wash and iron these placemats.
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CCR057.jpg CR057 Fork and Spoon Set, 5 each
$30.00
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training teacher training course. The perfect size and shape for helping a child learn to feed himself or herself in the home. These spoons and forks exactly match the outlines on our child's placemats which aid the child's eye-hand control and sense of order in helping to set a table.
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CGB400.jpg GB400 The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three
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"The Joyful Child" is the favorite, the most appreciated, gift for expectant parents, or parents of a child in the first three years of age. It presents science-based information through many pictures and anecdotes, and has been translated into many languages. It is recommended by Montessori teacher trainers at all levels. "The Joyful Child" was created in collaboration with, Silvana Montanaro, MD, head of the Assistants to Infancy program, and she wrote the introduction. MORE
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GB730 The Red Corolla: Montessori Cosmic Education GB730 The Red Corolla: Montessori Cosmic Education for Age 3-6
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This book is helping Montessori and non-Montessori families explore the natural and man-made world with their children. There are clearly defined lessons for ages 3-6+ in physics, botany, zoology, history, geography, music, and art, based on lectures by the author on the first AMI primary teacher course in Morocco. For families, schools, teacher training centers.