Montessori Books & Reading
Recommended reading for people curious to learn more on Montessori philosophy in addition to some general reading.
How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way | Paperback | DK.com
Adapted for easy use with children at home and based on the key ideas that create confident, independent children in Montessori schools, this inspiring book shows parents how to deal with children's physical and intellectual growth from birth to six years.
The Absorbent Mind | Maria Montessori | Macmillan
Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.
There are hundreds of books that give parents advice on everything from weaning to toilet training, from discipline to nutrition. But in spite of this overwhelming amount of information, there is very little research-based advice for parents on how to raise their children to be well rounded and achieve their full potential, helping them learn to take on life's challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning.
In “The Montessori Method,” Maria Montessori introduces a scientific approach to pedagogy. The Montessori schools which she established and developed are intended for children three to seven years of age. The children are allowed as much freedom as possible and are provided with "didactic materials" which are various artifacts which they can use to educate themselves.
Want Students to Succeed? Let Them Fail
Failure is a learning tool. One of the great lessons for success in the wider world is the ability to overcome error. As Maria Montessori expressed, to teach the child to say: “I am not perfect; I am not omnipotent; but this much I can do and know that I can make mistakes and correct myself, thus finding my way.”
That 17th Hat is the story of a family on a spontaneous outing together. During this adventure at a hat store, the children get an intriguing taste of far off lands. The youngest learns from the oldest, and the oldest…well, you have to see what happens! Written by Trevor Eissler. Illustrated by Marloes de Vries.