Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Enter to Win: Montessori Documentary, Edison's Day


Friends, 

I am so happy to be able to offer a free copy of Edison's Day. It is my absolute favorite Montessori documentary. I have gushed about it many times. It's a 30-minute glimpse into the life of a Montessori family. Edison is 20 months-old in the documentary, and you follow him through the day. There are beautiful scenes of him pouring water for a friend during lunch, helping his dad wash the family car, and helping his mom make dinner. I was (and continue to be) blown away by what a 20 month-old can do when the environment is set up in a way that supports his or her needs. It is so easy to underestimate what children are capable of. This film is beautiful and inspiring. I have watched it countless times and gain new ideas every single time.

The mother in the film, Sarah Moudry, is a knowledgeable and amazing Montessorian. You could not believe my surprise when I found a Montessori "Mommy and Me" class in Houston and she was the instructor. I felt like I was meeting a celebrity! I enrolled Henry when he was just five weeks old and stayed late after every class to pepper her with questions. I now regularly read her blog

I am thrilled to be able to host a contest to give away a free copy of Edison's Day (valued at $45). 

To enter the contest:
  • Please leave a comment with your first name and first two letters of your last name. 
  • Enter by Friday, September 26, 2014 by 11:59pm CST. 
  • Only one entry per person, please (but feel free to have family members enter on your behalf!).
The winner will be announced the following Monday. I will wait to hear from the winner for one week. If I do not hear from him or her by then, I will draw another winner.

Happy Entering! 



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64 comments:

Allyson said...

Allyson Sp

Sara, I cannot BELIEVE that I have not seen this video. I've attempted to get it so many times- my daughter's classroom has a copy, but someone checked it out and never returned it, and now no one can seem to locate it! I've probably asked them a million times if they have located it! :) Crossing my fingers!

Alex Vendt said...

Alex Ve

Mrs T said...

Tanya De

Good luck everyone

ChristineinDOT said...

Christine Du

It would be amazing to win this

Aurora said...

I would love to win this! My little guy is just mobile in the last few weeks and I would be so happy to have solid ideas for how to set things up to encourage his independence and development. Thanks for the giveaway! Aurora Ma

Amanda Weissinger said...

Amanda We

I would love to win! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Katie said...

Oh, I'd love to see this! My son is almost 15 months old, and we're at a tough age: He's eager to be independent and do things himself, and I'm still learning how to facilitate that as best I can. I think this would be a big help!

Katie Fl

Mary Blakley said...

This would be fantastic. I'm a teacher in the public system but am currently studying educational philosophies such as Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio,

Kate said...

Kate Re

Linda said...

Linda RA
I would love to win and learn more!

Kathryn said...

Kathryn Sp

This sounds like a wonderful resource as I learn about Montessori practices with my infant son.

C said...

Justine Wo

Would love to watch this with my husband as we are hoping to have a baby next year and introduce him to Montessori :)

AZ said...

Thanks for this, Sara! I'd also love to watch Edison's Day, as our daughter is just beginning to crawl (backwards scooting at this point!), and we're thinking more and more about how to encourage independence.

Anna Ze

Kendra Knowles said...

Kendra Kn

Kara said...

Every time you mention this documentary I think, "I need to watch that!" Hopefully this giveaway helps me accomplish what I haven't been able to do on my own :-)

Kara Ha

Sharon said...

Very neat, thank you for doing this!

Sharon Le

Tracy Roper said...

Tracy Ro
I would love to share this with my husband. And family. And friends.

Laurie Hanselmann said...

Laurie Ha

I am so excited about the possibility of getting Edison's Day! I have wanted it for years but the price tag is a little steep for my budget and I couldn't seem to locate anyone in Denver with a copy I could borrow. My fingers are crossed and so are my toes! ;)

Abby said...

Abby Ha

Cool giveaway!

Sarah said...

Sarah Gu

Very exciting!

Mismikado said...

Sebrina Pa

Thank you so much for the opportunity! :-)

maya938 said...

WOW!

Kristin Sc

montessoricarrie said...

Carrie Sc

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity Sara! Would love to add this as resource to the parents at my school and to my friends! Oh, and to re-watch myself as I haven't seen it since my training years ago.

Delray Busch said...

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Carey said...

Carey wo

Bri said...

Brianna Bl
My little girl is due in one month. I would love to have a copy!

JC! said...

JC FL

I'd love to see a 20-month-old in a Montessori environment. Our 16-month-olds are exploding with new words, thoughts, and curious activities in our sorta-Montessori-ish home.

Rachel Elliott said...

Rachel El

So exciting!

Motley Made said...

I would love to win this! I'm fascinated by Montessori principles and now trying to soak up everything I can to teach my son! Thanks for the giveaway! Julie Ze

Lindsey said...

Lindsey Mo
What a fun give away!

RileyCara said...

Sonja De. This would be great to watch and learn how my toddler can help and learn new independent skills.

Stephanie said...

Stephanie Wa

Thanks for doing this give away! I've wanted to see this but can't find it locally and have hesitated about the cost to purchase it.

Shawn said...

Shawn Da

Thanks - love the blog!

tatgeer said...

I'd love this! Erin Ta

Meghan said...

I would love to win this. Meghan Re

Victoria Denyer said...

Victoria De.

Mystic said...
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Mystic said...

Ansi RO.
It's a great opportunity to be witness of a real montessorian family. Good luck!

Nicole said...

Nicole Si

Emily-Kate said...

Emily-Kate Ku.
I saw this many years ago as a single teenager interested in studying to be a Montessori teacher. As life would have it that did not come to pass instead I have been blessed to be a wife and mother to 2 precious kids under three. They love when I prepare the environment for them so that they can best learn. I'd love to be inspired again by this documentary. Thanks Sarah.

Ankur said...

Ankur Sh

Would LOVE to see this video. Am unable to find it locally.
Thanks!

Mary Ling said...

Mary Li

I love this video! Saw it once when I was taking the primary training, but would love to own a copy! :)

Sasha-Ingenue said...

Sasha PA
Thanks yet AGAIN for another amazing opportunity, Sara. Everything you share is with us is so valuable. When anyone asked how/where I learned about Montessori, I say most of what I know came from your awesome blog, or links you've provided. I would LOVE to own Edison's Day. Peace.

jp said...

Jeanne-Marie PA
I would b over the moon to own Edison's Day and be able to share it with the parents I work with. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lydia Mee said...

Lydia Me

Naomi Keenan said...

Naomi Ke

Julie said...

Julie Mi

At Home with Montessori said...

Oooh! Pick me Pick me! Meg Hi

IngridRoberto Bravo said...

Ingrid Br

Hannah Schmidt said...

Hannah SC

Heather H. said...

Heather Ho

Jerome Samson said...

Anne-Laure Zi
Good evening !

Megan said...

Megan Ha

Frances said...

It would be wonderful to see this DVD! I am so curious about it and have been for a long time.

Fran Kn

AKG said...

This is amazing. Thanks! Anne Ho

rural girl said...

Would love a copy!

Heidi Ih

Olin Zmarzly said...

Cali Co

Laura said...

Laura Je

Holy cow, I would LOVE to win this. I've tried several ways to find it without spending $45, but struck out every time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you, Sara!

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Mrs. Jeffers said...

Leslie Je

This is an amazing giveaway! My daughter is 14 months old, and as a teacher turned stay-at-home (or park/library/grocery/you name it!) I could glean so much from Edison and his family! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Heather Pe
Would love to watch this video!

Unknown said...

I've heard you talk about this documentary so many times. I'd love to watch (and then share).

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