Monday, July 14, 2014
Montessori resources (Game library pioneer)
Check out my new Yahoo group "Toy & Game Libraries." I would love to connect with toy libraries from all over and build a high quality conversation.
Heddi Craft has been running a toy library in Santa Cruz, CA, for years. I think she started the Educational Resource Center and, from what I can tell, she now works with Discovery Learning Center. There are several good articles on her work, which I did not collect but may post later. I need to pick her brain! Some of her thoughts on why a toy library makes sense - http://srdad.com/SrDad/Briefing_Room/SDBR-Heddi_Craft.html
The Discovery Learning Center website has a page on Montessori resources (they recently acquired a collection of Montessori stuff. Like the stuff I just sold). http://www.dlcsantacruz.org/lending-library/montessori-resources
Another person who has a lot to offer is Deb Chitwood at Living Montessori Now. Among other things, she posts information on creating and acquiring activities (& gives me a lot of encouragement by following my blog).
I sent some info to the local newspaper, and they published it!: