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"These boxes are amazing. My boys (3 and 5) really get excited when they arrive. But what I think they really love about them is that it’s something we can all sit down and do together" Sarah P.
"I wanted to present Montessori activities to my son without going insane with so much printing and laminating in the little free time I have. When our first box arrived I was so excited and relieved to see that everything was ready for me. I just needed to unpack! (yes, that's all!). Everything in the box is so well presented, clear and easy to use. My son absolutely loves every box!"
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The Montessori Family Box is a monthly subscription box for children aged 3 to 6, delivering Montessori activities directly to your door.
No more searching, printing and laminating!
We know it's not easy to provide quality activities while juggling work, household and our children. Our box will give you everything you need to introduce your child to popular topics, such as space, anatomy, around the world, emotions, dinosaurs, and more...
I don't have a lot of time to research all the different topics and activities to support my child's learning and it's nice to know that I can rely on these boxes for that! The topics are so varied and we will definitely be using them over the next few years. Kate." Trustpilot 2021
If you don't know me yet, I'm Carine Robin, a Montessori teacher and child psychologist.
I discovered Montessori 14 years ago, while pregnant with my first child and working in a day nursery.
I applied Montessori from the start with my first child, while training to become a Montessori teacher.
I designed the boxes based on my years of experience as a Montessori teacher in the classroom and a Montessori school manager. And it is also based on my experience as a Montessori mother of 2.
When my second child was born, I couldn't find the time and the energy to set up Montessori activities for my daughter. I was sad to lose our one to one. She used to love the educational activities I was providing her with.
It's when the idea of the Montessori box came to me! It took me a few years to start this project. I'm so happy that it helps all kinds of families to offer Montessori activities at home.
"The boxes are set up in a way it’s so easy to tailor to each child’s understanding and needs. My eldest tries to use cards with words while my youngest can use just the picture cards. I also enjoy sitting down with them both knowing they are both completely engaged in the same activity. That really doesn’t happen often!!!" Sarah P.
Maria Montessori observed that children learn best by manipulating objects, by experiencing the real world and through their 5 senses.
Montessori is based on
She also observed that children under the age of 6 learn easily when they are interested in a topic. Children love to learn about the world around them. Learning is fun at that age. Children are curious and have an absorbent mind!
Our boxes are carefully designed around those principles.
It is not only children in Montessori schools who can benefit from the Montessori education.
Maria Montessori encouraged parents to observe their children and to adapt the environment, the house, the toys and activities to their child’s needs.
Each box contains up to 15 activities. Our exclusive learning three-part cards that enhance your child’s learning of the topic.
Topics of the boxes are based on the reality principle and are perfect for children aged 3 to 6.
10 to 15 activities based on the Montessori principles
Long lasting materials and exclusive three-part cards.
Access to our member's area with videos, downloadable extra templates and ideas.
Auto renews every month for 12 consecutive months, cancel your subscription at any time (even after the first month).
"You won’t be disappointed....
I bought two subscription boxes and I could not be happier with the variety of items in each. Each box has been carefully conceptualised so that you can use the materials alone or in conjunction with other items in there. The three-part cards included are useful and clear, and designed by Carine. " Jasmine Ong, 3 minutes Montessori Blog
"We LOVE the ‘All about birds box’ we have had SO much fun already.....
My little girl (4yrs) also follows the ‘Exploring Nature with Children’ curriculum and its actually bird week so its been a wonderful addition, we are off to a bird hide tomorrow that we have just found to see which ones we can spot! My daughter has really enjoyed learning the new names and parts of the bird. Such a great resource that I know we will use for many years to come, cant wait for next months!" Zoe C.
The upcoming box is Savanna Animals
Auto renews every month for 12 consecutive months, cancel/pause or skip a month at any time.
Note that the box is not suitable for children under 3 because it contains small items.
All children must be supervised while working with the box’s contents and activities.
This is an educational material and children must be supervised by an adult while working with the box’s contents and activities.
We deliver to Europe with Royal Mail. The Montessori Family Ltd is not responsible for any customs and taxes applied to your order. All fees imposed during or after shipping are the responsibility of the customer (tariffs, taxes, etc.)
European delivery - tracked and signed delivery
Monthly subscription of £33
The box has been designed for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Our cards have been tested and are UKCA/CE certified. For safety reasons, we don't recommend our boxes for children under 3 as each box may contain small parts. We recommend that you supervise your child while working with the box materials.
Many families have subscribed to the box, in advance, to have them at their fingertip when their child is 3 and ready for them.
Many of the topics are explored in depth with extra information. When your child can read independently, he will explore the box's content in a different way again. My own son enjoyed many topics until he was 7. As a family, we learned a lot with the space box and the emotions box is a resource that can be used by the whole family for many years.
We have 24 topics and we believe you will love them all. You start your subscription with the current topic specified on the page. We update the page as soon as the next topic is ready to be shipped. When you become a subscriber, you will be told what will be the 11 next topics. Note that topics can be changed at the last minute depending on suppliers. You can skip a topic if for whatever reason, you don't one a particular one.
Each box comes with a parent guide and dedicated webpage for our members. In addition, you can check the mini-course that shows you how to use the 3-part cards. You can also join the FB group to ask your questions and share more ideas. I'm always happy to help you and to give you more info about Montessori.
From time to time, we have one-off boxes available. It's only leftover boxes and one-off boxes are £30 while the subscription is £25/month. Keep an eye on the one-off boxes page to grab a past topic.
Our subscription makes our business sustainable, allowing us to grow and offers you a high quality product. Having said that, the subscription is not a contract. You can cancel at any time, even after the first month.
Our activities are based on the Montessori principles but you don't have to be 100% Montessori to introduce our box to your child. Our box is for any family who wants to offer fun and educational activities to their child.
Yes and in fact, many Montessori teachers are subscribers, to make their work easier in the classroom or to use the activities at home with their children. Our activities are based on the Montessori principles but you don't have to be 100% Montessori to introduce our box to your child. Our box is for any family who wants to offer fun and educational activities to their child. I only ask that you don't copy and distribute the materials outside of your own classroom or playgroup.
Yes, contact me to discuss your requirements.
Most of our materials is paper-based. Everything is printed in the UK by companies that use FSC paper. We don't laminate to avoid unnecessary plastic. We don't have single use plastic in our boxes (such as one-time plastic based crafts). Our packaging is eco-friendly and we use paper tape. We are planning to invest in a Terracycle bin to reduce our waste.
All our materials are printed in the UK, designed and hand finished by us. For our crafts, we use suppliers based in the UK. Our boxes, packaging and brand stickers are also made in the UK. Whenever we can, we source as locally as possible and feed back into the local economy.
"Wow... Just wow!"
We get the subscription box and WOW just WOW! It’s extremely well laid out and easy to follow. The box is versatile so it fits both my 5 y/o and 2 y/o with helpful instructions on how to aim the activities to different ages.
The items are quality and can certainly be used again and again.
It surpassed my expectations totally.
Very happy Parent here. Emily.R
"These boxes are amazing. My boys (3 and 5) really get excited when they arrive. But what I think they really love about them is that it’s something we can all sit down and do together..."
The boxes are set up in a way it’s so easy to tailor to each child’s understanding and needs. My eldest tries to use cards with words while my youngest can use just the picture cards. I also enjoy sitting down with them both knowing they are both completely engaged in the same activity. That really doesn’t happen often!!!
I love the step by step cards. They are easy to follow or to just dip in and out off. And I also know we will keep coming back to these boxes when relevant to their schooling or just because they want to revisit the box!
It’s just the second box but just like my boys, I am really excited for ALL the future boxes!
Thank you for creating such an amazing product! Can’t wait for the next one" Sarah P.
"What I like about the Montessori Family Box is that the materials are adaptable to your child's age, skills and, abilities..."
Although instructions are provided, you can use the materials as you like. Below we have taken one of the three-part cards on a bird hunt. I know it's likely we will find a blackbird, so I have introduced the (verbal) word 'blackbird' to Otto and we go out looking for blackbirds - and find one!! Later we could use the cards for matching or sorting and next year or even the year after Otto can use them as three-part cards.
The materials are of high quality, they are all professionally made. The images are clear, the paper is glossy and the cards are thick. Each month the theme changes, so you can introduce them to your child or save them for when an interest arises.
(read the full review at How We Montessori). Kylie D'alton from How we Montessori
"I just wanted to let you know that we have received our box and are really pleased with it"
". I love the shapes- amazing quality. So pleased I subscribed as I’m usually a bit skeptical! Can’t wait to find out what the next topic will be!." R.C
"So excited to receive our first box yesterday"
". Watching the video of Carine and her adorable son using the activities, I can see we'll be able to use these again and again in so many different ways. Absolutely thrilled she has done the hard work for me and I now have the tools we need to bring Montessori in our home in a truly educational way." Claire S.
"I'm really impressed by quality of the three part cards and the pictures cards"
"Absolutely loving this subscription box. The first box includes materials and guides to explore shapes. I'm really impressed by quality of the three part cards and the pictures cards. They are very strong and will definitely last for years to come. There are also extra printables resources available to accompany the box and ideas to use household items to extend the learning opportunities. Everything is clearly explained box on instruction cards and video demo online. It's clear a lot of time and thought has gone into the box and we are very exited for future deliveries." Picture My play on Instagrm
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