What is the Montessori ReStore?

I create Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia inspired toys, lessons, and activities. Many of my lessons are created using up-cycled, locally purchased and handcrafted materials. My mission is to create natural and sustainable multi-sensory activities that inspire open-ended and imaginative play while building language, fine motor coordination, and academic skills.



Where Can You Find Me?


Facebook! I update my Facebook page daily! This is where you can see the new lessons and activities that I create once my littles are snuggled into bed! 


Instagram! This is where I use filters make my materials look just a little bit cooler. #kiddingnotkidding

Instagram is also a fun way to see a portfolio of the fun things I have created in the last year! 


Contact Me! If you have any questions or if you would like to work on a custom order please email me! 







This Weeks Feature!



What is a Ten Frame? A ten-frame is a hands-on and pictorial model that teaches number sense and mental math. Using a Ten Frame will help children learning to count and reinforce one to one correspondence. Children will begin to understand number patterns and develop a sense of even and odd. Working with a 10 frame will also allow children to develop strategies to solve Basic Facts.  Children will be able to decompose a number into parts in many ways in order to help them see basic facts.

How many ways can we make 7?

1 + 6 = 7

6 + 1 = 7

  3 + 4 = 7

4 + 3 = 7

  2 + 5 = 7

5 + 2 = 7

  7 + 0 = 7

0 + 7 = 7



Here are a few of the Common Core Kindergarten Math Standards that can be addressed using a 10 Frame. 


Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
Fluently add and subtract within 5.

There are many wonderful rescources and lessons plans for introducing 10 frames on the internet. Here are a few:

Youtube Videos


Visit my STORE to purchase my 10 Frames and Math Lessons with 10 Frames!