This promotion expires on July 31, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. Available only for your first order with Monti Kids. You may sign up online at montikids.com by entering the JULY40 promotion code to take advantage of this offer. Offer is not redeemable for cash or credit. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Offer does not include any applicable taxes. Offer cannot be used for Gift Certificate purchases. Monti Kids reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time. Shipping costs apply to Alaska and Hawaii.
*This promotion expires on June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. Available only for your first order with Monti Kids. You may sign up online at montikids.com by entering the SUN10 promotion code to take advantage of this offer. Offer is not redeemable for cash or credit. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Offer does not include any applicable taxes. Offer cannot be used for Gift Certificate purchases. Monti Kids reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time. Shipping costs apply to Alaska and Hawaii.
Customer Referral Program Terms & Conditions
By participating in Monti Kid’s Referral Program (the “Program”), you (“You” or “Referrer”) may use a personalized link to share with your friends (“Referred Customers”) an online coupon code they can redeem for $30 off their first order from the Monti Kid’s online store totaling $297 or more (“Referral Code”). Get your personalized link or we may email you a personalized link when you checkout online. Subject to these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”), when your Referred Customer uses your active personalized link to make his or her first merchandise purchase from Monti Kid’s online store in a single order totaling $297 or more (a “Qualifying Purchase”), you will earn a reward code that you can use for $30 off a future merchandise order of $30 or more from Monti Kid’s (the “Reward Code”). Reward Codes ordinarily are distributed via in the check out process after the completion of a Qualifying Purchase and can be accessed in your Monti Kids account, at anytime. Referral and Reward Codes are promotional in nature, can only be used in a single order, are valid only for Monti Kid’s orders priced at $297 or more. You may not earn more than fifteen (15) Reward Codes in thirty (30) days or more than one hundred (100) Reward Codes in total. You may earn only one (1) Reward Code per Referred Customer, regardless of the number of purchases that your Referred Customer makes. To receive multiple Reward Codes, you must introduce multiple Referred Customers who make a Qualifying Purchase using your active personalized referral link. You cannot refer yourself to earn a Referral Reward and purchases by Referred Customers who share your email address, billing address or shipping information will not qualify for a Referral Reward. When sharing Referral Codes, you agree that you will always tell your Referred Customers that you will receive a reward from Monti Kid’s if they make their first Qualifying Purchase using your link.
LIMITS ON USE OF REFERRAL AND REWARD CODES
Referral Codes shared by Referrers cannot be combined by Referred Customers and a Referral Code can only be used for an individual’s first purchase from Monti Kid’s online store. Referral and Reward Codes can only be redeemed for Monti Kid’s merchandise orders placed at the Monti Kid’s online store, www.montikids.com. Referral and Rewards Codes are not transferable, have no cash value, and cannot, under any circumstances, be redeemed for gift cards, cash or any cash equivalent. All stacked Reward Codes must be used at the same time in a single transaction. Once any portion of a Reward Code is redeemed to make an order, any unused reward value is exhausted, forfeited and will not rollover. Use it or lose it.
Eligibility to participate in the Program is limited to individuals only. Monti Kid’s Program cannot be used by businesses or for affiliate lead generation or similar purposes, as determined in Monti Kid’s sole discretion. The use of multiple accounts, email addresses, online identities or aliases to circumvent the eligibility requirements and/or other limitations of these Terms is prohibited and may result in exclusion from the Program and the cancellation of all related rewards.
NO SPAM OR POSTING ON COUPON SITES
You should only share your personalized referral link with your personal connections and you may not post or promote your referral link on Monti Kid’s social media pages or on coupon sites or other websites created to take advantage of referral traffic generated from individuals searching for coupons or other discount codes, as determined by Monti Kid’s in its sole discretion. You must also comply with all laws governing the transmission of email or other electronic communications. For example, emails must be created and distributed in a personal manner and bulk email distribution is prohibited. Any distribution of your referral link that could constitute unsolicited commercial email or “spam” under any applicable law or regulation is expressly prohibited. Monti Kid’s reserves the right to deactivate any referral links distributed through unauthorized channels and to revoke all related Referral and Reward Codes.
RIGHT TO CLOSE ACCOUNTS
Monti Kid’s reserves the right to close your account and deactivate or cancel all related links and Reward and Referral Codes if Monti Kid’s suspects that you (or any Referred Customer you refer to Monti Kid’s) has used or attempted to use the Program in a fraudulent or abusive manner or in violation of these Terms or applicable law.
RIGHT TO CANCEL PROGRAM AND CHANGE TERMS
This Referral Program and these Terms are subject to modification or termination at any time without notice in our sole discretion. If we terminate the Program, all unused Referral and Reward Codes will be revoked and forfeited at that time.
If your baby is premature do not start Level 1 yet. Please wait to introduce the first toy when your baby is considered full term and settled in at home, this should be close to your original due date. Feel free to reach out to us for more tips and information about premature babies by emailing us at [email protected].
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The toys in Level 1 are designed to build and grow your student’s attention span, right from birth. You will be amazed as the baby focuses on the mobiles for long periods of time. These toys help to optimize cognitive and motor development by providing just enough challenge without being over stimulating. The Level 1 curriculum will teach you how to promote the baby’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. You will learn to set up a Montessori play area for your student that will best support development. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.
In Level 1, your student will:
Children learn most when presented with just the right amount of challenge, not so easy that they are bored and not so difficult that they are frustrated. The Montessori curriculum is thoughtfully designed and timed so that children are repeatedly entering this ideal zone for learning. Montessori maps a child’s development so that with each toy, the child goes through the experience of struggling with a new skill, practicing and then mastering it. Mastering challenging activities helps children to develop healthy self-esteem and a growth mindset, the understanding that they can improve their skills and increase their intelligence. Children with a growth mindset persevere longer on challenging tasks, a habit that leads to greater success in school, career and relationships.1
85% of the brain is formed by age three
The core structure of the brain is formed in the first three years. By age three, the brain has established a pattern of processing information that will be used throughout life.1 As such, your child’s early experiences affect the quality of his brain architecture, forming the foundation upon which future development rests. Early experiences also have a greater impact on the developing brain because new experiences are stored in relation to previous ones. Because the architecture of the brain is formed between birth and three, your child’s early experiences are ingrained at a deeper level and have lasting effects.
Babies are capable of extended periods of concentration, if given developmentally appropriate toys and allowed uninterrupted time to explore. Concentration is a prerequisite for all future learning. Our job as adults is to foster concentration as a skill that can be developed. Intense, immersive concentration is known as “flow,” a state when people perform at their best, show the highest levels of creativity, and derive the most joy from their work.1 Steven Kotler, Director for the Flow Genome Project, explains that Montessori settings are among the highest flow environments that researchers have found.1 Triggers of flow such as a rich environment, physical plus cognitive engagement, self-direction and appropriate challenge are hallmarks of Montessori.
Montessori is described as “embodied education” because it prescribes learning through doing, involving as many senses as possible to fully capture a child’s attention and to promote the synthesis of information at every level. Children learn best when they move. While we often consider them as separate, motor development and cognitive development are “fundamentally intertwined,” tapping into similar areas of the brain.1 Numerous research studies show that when educational activities incorporate movement, learners gain a better understanding of content and remember that content more accurately.2 Every Montessori lesson involves both mind and body; even vocabulary is learned through incorporating new words in movement games.
In his book, Creating Innovators, Harvard researcher Tony Wagner describes Montessori education as a pathway to creativity, noting that some of the greatest innovators of today, like the founders of Google, Amazon and Wikipedia, attended Montessori preschool. Researchers have compared children across educational programs and found that those in Montessori programs scored higher on levels of creativity.1,2,3 Creativity is not a fixed trait but rather, a skill that can be cultivated in the earliest years. Research has shown that a child’s environment impacts the development of creativity.4 Montessori environments feature the elements that foster creativity including thoughtful design of the child’s area, a rich selection of appropriate materials, child-directed learning and a playful approach to education.
If given the right tools, a baby is capable of so much, whether it be feeding himself or choosing and mastering a challenging toy. Montessori fosters independence and self-direction through the thoughtful design of each toy, through the layout of the play space, and through the way the adult interacts with the child. Enabling a child to act independently helps him to grow in self-confidence and to build up his internal locus of control, the sense that he is capable and powerful.1 Studies show that when children have more control over their learning, they work harder, perform better, retain more information, and are more creative and joyful.
The Montessori curriculum is the result of Dr. Maria Montessori’s groundbreaking research on how children learn through play.1 Each toy in the curriculum was refined through research to meet the child’s evolving intellectual needs, feeding his curiosity and creating the conditions for engaging play and deep learning. Today, countless researchers tout the benefits of guided play for young children, including advances in language development, executive function and brain growth itself.2 Studies have shown that babies at play act as researchers, exploring, experimenting and imagining new possibilities.3 Our job is not to fill children with information but rather, to provide a rich environment and support their natural drive to learn through play.