We don’t want to throw things away so if someone else can use it, that’s just so much more sustainable, eco-friendly, and meaningful in general. So, tell me about the Block of Holes product.
I haven’t thought of a better name for it but each side is drilled with 10 holes. In Montessori, everything is 10. There are four different designs.
The way I would put this out in a classroom is on a tray and I would take these golf tees and put them in the holes. You’re practicing your fine motor skills and your hand-eye coordination.
For an older child, we would add something to encourage even greater fine motor control which would be balancing something on top, like a cotton ball. It’s a fun activity and they’re developing these skills.
What’s the most popular item in your shop?
We took the Block of Holes to a Montessori Conference in Cincinnati and sold out! We didn’t bring enough. We’re drilling like crazy to get ready for our Washington Conference. I think teachers see the potential. The sawing product is very popular as well. I really like sewing but it seems the woodworking products are selling faster.
My husband came with me for the first time to the conference in Cincinnati. He’s been to trade shows before and he’s so good. He’s passing out business cards, collecting information, and chatting people up. He has a good time.
Do you own any Savvy Rest products?
I have the shredded latex pillow. My husband and I love our pillows. Just the fact that you can take some fill out—between the two pillows, there’s enough excess fill to make another one.