Why Mandarin?

Everyone learns Mandarin in school -- in Hong Kong,
Guangdong, Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai, and etc!

We use simplified characters (from the Mainland)
because it is easier for children to start learning right
away.  Learning the Taiwanese system for
pronunciation makes it extra hard.  

What about adoptees from southern China?

We thought about this a lot.  If your children are from
the south or west part of China, it would be hard to
choose the right dialect.  

Cantonese, or guangdonghua, is only one of the many
languages that might have been spoken in their

Plus, schools all teach in Mandarin, so it will get you
around any place in China!
Online Shopping
We accept all major credit cards, eChecks, and, of
course, PayPal.  

You do not need a PayPal account to shop with a credit
card (the shopping cart will open, you continue
checkout, and you can choose payment methods).

Shopping Cart Trouble?
Please let us know!  Email us    

We ship via the US Post Office with Delivery

Contact Us
admin at mymontessorihouse dot com (just substitute
@ for 'at' and a dot for "dot") or
click here to email us.
Please include details in the subject line, so we can fish
you out of junk mail, if your email was routed there!   
Worldwide Shipping!

All our DVDs and VCDs work in any country (the DVDs
are NTSC, but they play in all locations).

Shipping Costs
We charge by weight via the US Post Office.  And their
official rates keep going up!  Their last price increase
was May of this year! Sooo... Check out our new "No
Boxes" shipping option!

Do we ship to Perth, Australia?
Yes.  We ship worldwide.

What are the rates for shipping to Guam and
Puerto Rico?
The US Post Office provides domestic US shipping rates
for Guam and Puerto Rico, so you can use the US
shipping option when you shop with us.  If you have
any US zip code or APO address, you can use US
shipping rates!  

Do you provide discount rates for schools buying
in bulk?
Yes!  If you buy $500 or more worth of products at one
time, we provide a 20% discount off the purchase price.  
For bulk purchases within the US, we can arrange
media mail shipping (it can take a long time, but it is
cheaper for large boxes).  
How can I reach you after my purchase?

When you make a purchase, you'll see a special email
address on the receipt.  Add this email address to your
email address book to make sure our emails to you do
not get routed to your junk mail folder.

PLEASE make sure to put something descriptive into
the subject header of your email.  

You can also use the admin at mymontessorihouse dot
com email, if you lose the special purchase email.

If you are using your spouse's PayPal account, please
put your own email in the "notes" section, so we can
reach you.     
Popping Pandas
a Montessori House Children's Chinese Language Project
Region-Free DVDs?

Some parents have purchased region-free
DVD players that play NTSC/PAL format
DVDs.  If you are not a
technically-inclined kind of parent, it is a
bit of a learning curve, but well worth it
because the new shows are coming out in
PAL Region 6 (for China).  


Video CDs.  These provide a viewing
quality between that of a video tape and
DVD.  It is a popular format in Asia
(though now being replaced by PAL Region
6 DVDs), so many shows are produced
using this format.  If you are not sure if
your DVD player plays VCDs, try renting
one or checking one out from the library
first.  All computers can play VCDs, but
you may NEED to install a different media