Friday, February 12, 2010

Natural Montessori Materials

Today's finds are all thing Montessori a' Naturel...
(montessori materials in the buff!)
Some children actually struggle with colors and
processing or seeing correctly especially with the
number rods. A few companies have addressed this
issue by producing low contrasting colored rods
or brown stained rods as well as other non-colored
traditional montessori materials. I tried to represent
several companies in this post, but I am aware that
many of the materials may be available from more
than one company. ( I am a non-commercial blog
and am not trying to advocate one business over
another, so if you find something else exciting
along these lines, feel free to comment!!)
I think many of the natural or stained materials
are really beautiful... have fun!

Montessori N Such Natural Tower and Stand (aka Pink Tower of Cubes)

Hello Wood Red and Natural Rods

Montessori Stores Blue and Natural Teak Wood Numeral Rods
Montessori Stores Natural Teak Wood Counting Rods
E and O Montessori Natural Geometric Solids

Montessori Stores Teak Knobless Cylinders
Montessori Aids Natural Binomial and Trinomial Cubes
IFIT Montessori Wooden Golden Beads

Materials Company of Boston Natural Broad Stairs (aka Brown Stairs)
Three Beautiful Bees Natural Beeswax Polish
from Urthchild


  1. Thanks for all of the links, Kathy. I'm very interested to learn more about the bells.

  2. I think a good place to start is with the
    Neinhuis book that gives the how to of the
    bells. Look under support materials.