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Where to find affordable Montessori materials

The unique wooden materials found in Montessori environments are often described as beautiful, natural and sturdy, but rarely are they called affordable. For years, the expense associated with European imports and the use of high cost premium raw materials has created a reputation of Montessori materials being prohibitively expensive for small school and at home programs. Three U.S. based Montessori companies are working to make beautiful wooden materials affordable for all.

Grandpa's Montessori Supplies

Grandpa's has recently partnered with supplier Thuringer Montessori Materials of Germany and moved its' operations to New York resulting in being able to reduce its' prices by 70%! In addition to offering a wide in-stock variety of sensorial, math, language, geography botany and practical life materials, Grandpa's offers unique real bead shaped wooden math materials.

Compare the affordable price of 45-layout bead materials at Grandpa's vs. Nienhuis Montessori

Montessori Outlet

Just three years ago, Montessori Outlet opened by combining the expertise of Nienhuis products, European raw materials and the affordability of Chinese manufacturing. All products are certified lead free and meet or exceed US and European safety standards. Montessori Outlet distributes infant and toddler materials, furniture and classroom carpets and traditional wooden Montessori items from California. Everyday prices are 50-80% off other manufacturers and during back-to-school; Montessori Outlet offers an additional 10% off all orders with the code BKSC2145.

Compare the affordable price of the Pink Tower at Montessori Outlet vs. Bruins Montessori

Alison's Montessori

Montessori wooden materials are made affordable at Alison's, by using a durable, less expensive and eco-friendly choice, rubberwood. A family owned and operated company, Alison's caters to Montessori home-schoolers by providing a wide range of affordable wooden products, as well as discounted books and other enrichment materials. Alison's Montessori also has a back-to-school sale offering a 10% off all orders with the code alisons.

Compare the affordable price of the Montessori puzzle map of the world at Alison's vs. The Materials Company of Boston.

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Comments

  • Renee Carver 3 years ago

    Such a great article! I'm bookmarking it for later reference.

    Renée Carver
    Chicago Children's Toys Examiner

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    I don't understand why Alison's is classified as a manufacturer. They are simply resellers of materials that are produced by the same manufacturer that does the Kid Advance materials.

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