A few days ago, I found the Montessori factory store in St. Petersburg - it was like walking in a dreamland! Other than visiting vendors at various national Montessori conferences, I have never experienced a 'commercial' Montessori store - it was like being in the proverbial candy shop!
|Imagine walking down the street and seeing this in a window! Geometric Solids, the Pink Tower (at least part of it…), Knobless Cylinders, Sandpaper Letters…|
|Shelves full of glorious materials.|
|I couldn't resist purchasing some aprons and this small wash board - I have visions of a new polish cloth/laundry lesson...|
|These Montessori-themed magnets will make lovely souvenirs.|
|These divided trays and metal inset papers box will make nice additions to my classroom.|
|This mesmerizing 'singing cup' will be a welcome addition in our music area.|
|I am so glad to have found the store - and it turns out that it is walking distance from our apartment in St. Petersburg. I have a feeling it won't be the last visit, and wouldn't it be spectacular to visit the actual factory?!|