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  • Teaching Montessori in the Home: The School Years By Elizabeth G. Hainstock, Lee Davis. A book for parents aimed at supplementing Montessori education in the home. To be used in conjunction with Montessori schooling, not as a replacement for.
  • Montessori in the Classroom: A Teacher's Account of How Children Really Learn By Paula Polk Lillard. A Montessori teacher’s honest day-to-day diary life in the classroom. Inspiring reading for other Montessori teachers.
  • How to Raise an Amazing Child The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin, President of the Montessori Foundation. Advising parents how to bring up their children at home the Montessori way. Full of tips and information for creative learning and play.
  • Understanding Montessori A Guide for Parents by Montessorian Maren Schmidt. A Montessori teacher with 25 years experience outlines the benefits of such a system of education. Aimed at parents.
  • Montessori Insights For Parents of Young Children from The Parent Child Press by Aline Wolf. An introduction into the philosophy and practice of Montessori for parents of children under seven years of age.
  • What is Montessori? A Basic Guide to the Principles, Practices, and Benefits of a Montessori Education (Sandpiper Press. Paperback) by Heather Pedersen, Ph.D. , Jason A. Pedersen. With the latest studies in the subject and information from teachers and trainers alike, this book provides an excellent introduction to Montessori education methods.
  • Montessori: A Modern Approach Montessori theory & practice for parents by Paula Polk Lillard. A former state school teacher who transformed to a Montessori system of teaching tells exactly why she did and what she’s learned as a result.
  • Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities For You and Your Child, by Maja Pitamic. A book of simple exercises where young children can learn and develop skills through activities. Skills include language, movement and sensory perception.
  • A Parent's Guide to the Montessori Classroom, by Alline D. Wolf. A guide to parents of what to expect when attending a Montessori class for observation. Contains factual information regards education materials, including toddler programmes.
  • Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years, by Elizabeth Hainstock. A brief outline of the Montessori teaching method together with practical exercises for parents to do with their pre-school child at home.
  • Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education (Sevenoff, 2009), by Trevor Eissler. A look at school reform in general and with reference to the Montessori method in particular. Full of anecdotes and written in a conversational style.
  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Oxford University Press, 2005), by Angeline Stoll Lillard. An intriguing scientific and evidence-based look at Montessori education and why it works better than traditionally-based systems of learning.
  • Montessori Read and Write (London: Random House, 1998) Lawrenc, Lynn. For parents wishing to engage in the Montessori method of teaching at home. The book looks at basic language and activities.
  • The Absorbent Mind (Heny Holt & Co., 1995), by Dr. Maria Montessori. An in-depth look at the Montessori system by its creator Maria Montessori. Looks at the child’s mind, nurturing and child potential as well as education’s effects on society.
  • Discovery of The Child (Fides, 1967), by Dr. Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori’s first book outlining her ideas and beliefs, showing how children have a natural urge to learn, and how her teaching methods encourage it.
  • The Secret of Childhood (New York: Fides Publishers Inc.) by Dr. Maria Montessori. Learn a child’s needs from their perspective. Maria Montessori looks at the developmental stages children go through and provides activities/ideas for materials for parents to help them.
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