(If there is a better place to post this topic please let me know.)
I'm inquiring about setting up Montessori system/environment at home to work with (homeschool) my 19-month old. I've referred to a couple of books about activities and materials to have. I'm ready to get some materials so I can get started, but wondering how the Montessori homeschool moms get their materials. They seem rather expensive to me to buy (for example, the "cylinder blocks" cost more than $100, the "geometric cabinet" cost more than $100...)and these are not materials that I see you can easily produce at home. Things like the "dressing frame" maybe can be homemade easily, but what do you do about most these activity materials that seem very specific and very expensive to buy (not to mention that you don't even know if your child is going to be interested in a certain activity before you buy the materials for it). Do you actually go buy most of all these materials or what?
How do you get your Montessori materials when you do Montessori at home?
Also, for items that you do buy, I'd appreciate pointers to places that have good price.