Welcome to Montessori on a Budget's (formerly Montessori for the Earth's) Online Program for Infants & Tots 0 to 24 Months!

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"I just bought your homeschooling curriculum for my 21 month old! It's fantastic! I LOVEEEEE your blog and all of your ideas! You are truly an inspiration!"--Ashley Finestone 

"Wow Lisa, what you have created is amazing. Thank you Lisa and let me say how much I admire your knowledge, experience and work you are doing with your son. I just looked into the pages and I am so totally overwhelmed that I am speechless..."--Ewelina Sobiecka

"For the price of a toy at Target I have enough activities to keep my daughter working for a long time and I feel that I can do a better job of offering a more natural environment for her to grow in. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"--C. Lisat

Recommended for parents and educators who are new to Montessori and who do not have Montessori infant tot albums or training manuals.

Cost for Access

  • 19.99 to 24.99 (Buy more than one program and save!)
  • Samples here
  • About the Program

  • Includes 50 Montessori lesson activities for 0 to 24-month-olds, including un-toys using upcycled and recycled materials and items from around the house. Most can be hand made at home. The lessons and PDFs are easy to download and save to your computer. Some lessons have one-to-three pictures, a few are text only. 
  • Website access to my Infant Tot Articles including: The Absorbent Mind & Sensitive Periods in a Nutshell; Fine Motor Development; How to Place Activities in the Environment; Language Development 0 to 12 Months; Modifying Toys in the Environment; Rotating Activities in a Nutshell; Siblings and Lessons in a Nutshell; and Siblings Working Together.
  • Resources for infant sleep; links to infant tot YouTube clips; and links to other Montessori and related infant tot blogs, websites, and articles.
  • Testimonials

    "Thank you so much for the service you provide!  My son is 11 months old and definitely more focused on motor skills and trying to stand right now....  I really appreciate that you offer answers to everything the books don't explain."--R. F.

    "Thank you for the wealth of information you are making available. I received my AMI diploma for the Primary Classroom from the Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola College of Maryland in 2007. I am now a stay-at-home mom. God bless you as you continue to educate the masses and care for your precious child. What you are doing is invaluable. Thank you!"--Jody Trainor

    "Thanks so much! I'm very pleased with the layout of your [activities] and lessons. They are well suited for someone with Montessori experience and knowledge like myself, yet just as informative and user-friendly for my husband and baby's grandparents-to-be to pick up and follow.  Well done!!!!"--Renay

    "Your lessons and advice have been very helpful, particularly as I'm a payroll mother and don't have a lot of time with my son: your service is an excellent way to stay in tune with his development, and with him, and helps us to grow together. We like Montessori!"--Petit Canard

    "Thank you so much for the lovely information!  My youngest daughter is having her second child and I wanted to study more about Montessori and Infants. I am AMS certified for pre-primary (2 1/2 to 6 ) and I teach on-line Montessori Courses. I will be sure to direct my over 200 students to you for information on infants!"--Karen Tyler, http://amontessorimarketplace.com, World Wide Montessori On-Line Center, Montessori Teacher Training Groups - Yahoo

    Read heart-felt email letters about our infant toddler activities from Viviane and Lianne!

    More testimonials here!

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    There are affiliate product links on this website. If you click on them and make a purchase, we get a small commission. This small commission, in turn, funds a few Montessori materials and activities and books we can get for our families. So we want to give a big thank you in advance of any purchases you make!

    Montessori Articles Included

  • The Absorbent Mind & Sensitive Periods in a Nutshell: "In the first six years of a child’s life her mind is like a sponge, an absorbent mind, taking in everything in the environment with energy and enthusiasm through sensorial exploration, touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing, and the use of hands-on activities. This absorbent mind creates a natural drive that supplies the infant..."
  • Fine Motor Development: "In Montessori infant development, emphasis is placed on the use of the hands as an extension of brain development (hand-eye coordination, hand-brain coordination) beginning in the first few months of life and continuing on into infancy and well into the toddler and preschool years, as the brain continues to grow and develop. An infant, when grasping an object for example..."
  • How to Place Activities in the Environment: "To place activities for your baby in the environment, all you need is some floor space in each room, a long side a wall, for your baby to crawl to (or sit them next to) and to choose from. (A small light shelf might not be practical at this time as babies will start to pull up to kneeling/standing and will pull the shelf down upon them.) Each activity should be..."
  • Language Development 0 to 12 Months: "Abstract thought is developed with the help of hand-eye-brain coordination, interaction with the environment, and the baby's first language experiences. Exposure to language early on in a child's development is vital: through gestures, body language, facial expressions, and the sound of the human voice. In the first few months the baby will..."
  • Modifying Toys in the Environment: "You can modify many of the toys in your baby’s environment. For example, if you have a shape sorter, take the top off and use it as a box to hold the shapes. At first, your baby will..."
  • Rotating Activities in a Nutshell: "Your baby will soon get bored with the same objects, so starting at age 12 months you will want to rotate the objects and toys in the environment. (This is contrary to the 2 1/2 to 6 environment where activities stay in the environment and are repeated!) To do this..."
  • Siblings and Lessons in a Nutshell: "You can give your older child a lesson in the morning, while your younger child.."
  • Siblings Working Together: "Children, especially siblings, are very social! When we had siblings at school, they always played together, at least when first arriving at school. This will most likely be the choice of siblings, to play and work together: it is a natural urge, and they are close enough in age that they can play together. In a Montessori home environment, if you have multi-age siblings from birth to three, you need to..."
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    Montessori Lesson Activities, FAQs & Articles Included for 0 to 9-Month-Olds

    Articles &  FAQs: Testimonials:

    "I've enjoyed receiving the lessons/materials... very useful and enjoyable!  And I would like to continue!"--Theresa

    "Hi, just a quick thank you for all the info you are sending my way. I am so glad that I ordered this. Keep up the good work!!!!!"--Lore:))))

    "I sincerely appreciate your lessons, they have been easy to adapt for [my child's] age and so informative. You've done a great job putting these lessons together. Thanks!"--Robin

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    Montessori Lesson Activities, FAQs & Articles Included for 9 to 15-Month-Olds

    Articles & FAQs: Testimonials:

    "I'm telling all my girlfriends about your fabulous service and site! Worth every penny!"--Heidi Aspen Rhoades

    "I just wanted to tell you how much I love your ideas! I'm a Montessori teacher myself, but right now I'm a stay-at-home mom. Even if I guess I could have figured some of it out, it is so nice to have a list of lessons to implement. Again, thank you!"--Sophie.

    "Your information has been extremely helpful over these past few weeks. They have been right on target developmentally for my son... I had to work when my first son went through all these milestones and this information is allowing me to enjoy these moments even more with my younger son now that I am able to be at home with the both of them...."--Renee

    Three young tots playing with trucks in a sandbox, parallel play

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    Montessori Lesson Activities, FAQs & Articles Included for 15 to 24-Month-Olds

    Articles & FAQs:


    "I don't mean to be overly dramatic but I'm ecstatic about these lessons!... I never dreamed of extending the Montessori approach into our own Outdoor Classroom or a Montessori Home Environment, I just didn't know what great things you can do with infants and young toddlers!  I'm just gaga over Montessori!!!  And your lessons!!!  It's also so nice to be able to talk to [correspond by e-mail with] someone else who loves it---My husband shares my strong belief in the philosophy, but he can only take so much!!!  I could probably talk about it all day long!!! :0)"--Kristin

    "Oh, these are wonderful! This is stuff that she likes to do.  I have to laugh at wiping your nose though.  I tried to teach her to blow her nose and now it is a game for her! I am glad you [offer] the lessons because I had no idea where to start. Thank you!"--Lissa

    Infant playing toy piano sitting on a stool

    Payment Info

    Pay 19.99 to 24.99 including PayPal. (Buy more than one program and save!) 

    Pay 19.99 with PayPal for the 0 to 24 program and the 2 to 3 program Buy Now.

    Pay 24.99 with PayPal for the 0 to 24 program, the 2 to 3 program, and the 4 to 5 program Buy Now.

    Samples here.

    After you pay you must go here to join our network on Ning.com and create a user name and password. The link is hard to see so we made a capture for you:

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    PLEASE NOTE: We do not sell "manuals"; and we do not "email programs." All of our program are accessed through our Ning network for which you need a username (which will be your email) and a password. We cannot do that for you.

    TO REPEAT: After you pay for our program/s, please go to our Ning network, create a username (which will be your email) and a password HERE http://montessorifortheearth.ning.com/main/authorization/signUp

    "I don't use PayPal, etc., is there another way to pay?" Yes, we accept Amazon.com email gift cards. Use the following email for the gift card: newmearth (at) yahoo (dot) com. Contact us there after you purchase the gift card so and tell us which program/s you want! Thank you!

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