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Best Montessori Books: The Ultimate List

Our list of some of the best Montessori books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three (2003)

 Best Montessori Books: The Ultimate ListWhat can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby’s bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the…
Author(s): Paula Polk Lillard, Lynn Lillard Jessen

2. The Montessori Method: Centennial Edition (2008)

 Best Montessori Books: The Ultimate ListBy placing the child at the center, Maria Montessori revolutionized elementary education. In Montessori schools, children are given freedom to develop their own skills at their own pace–and, as a result, they flourish beyond their traditionally-schooled peers. “The Montessori Method” is Dr. Montessori’s most complete account of the history, philosophy, and practice of her teaching method. It is an essential work for teachers, parents, and all those interested in unleashing human potential for the betterment of our world. This special Centennial Edition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first Montessori…
Author(s): Maria Montessori

3. Practical Guide to the Montessori Method at Home: With more than 100 activity ideas from 0 to 6 (2018)

 Best Montessori Books: The Ultimate ListThe Practical Guide to the Montessori Method is aimed at parents who want to integrate Montessori activities at home with their children, easily and on a budget. It includes:• A basic introduction to the principles of the Montessori philosophy,• Numerous illustrated examples of how to apply it at home, classified by subject and age, and explained clearly and concisely,• A list of Montessori materials which are worth buying.The Guide is written in a pleasant and accessible tone, and has been structured so that it is:• Easy and quick to use, created…
Author(s): Julia Palmarola

4. Montessori: A Modern Approach: The Classic Introduction to Montessori for Parents and Teachers (1988)

 Best Montessori Books: The Ultimate ListMontessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone — educator, childcare professional, and especially parent — seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today’s world? And most important, especially for today’s dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child?Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent — she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led…
Author(s): Paula Polk Lillard, Maria M. Montessori

5. Montessori Reading Workbook: A LEARN TO READ activity book with Montessori reading tools (2019)

 Best Montessori Books: The Ultimate ListA learn to read workbook by the author of the Practical Guide to the Montessori Method at Home This Montessori practice book includes: This is a learn to read book for kids 3-5 and5-7. Each age group will use the book in a slightly different way. The first group will be able to work with the help of an adult, while the older group can start the Montessori reading series mostly on their own, as they will be able to cut, paste and color most of the reading activities by themselves.  We have included many Montessori reading tools in this book, which…
Author(s): Julia Palmarola, Evelyn Irving

Best Montessori Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some montessori books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle

Author(s): Gerald L. Gutek; Patricia A. Gutek
ID: 2645496, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

TODDLER: 2 BOOKS IN 1: Toddler Discipline and Toddlers Development. Learn the Best Parenting Strategies for Sensitive Child Raising with this Montessori Education and Children Development Guide

Author(s): Karp, Jamie
ID: 2815780, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

The Montessori toddler : a parent’s guide to raising a curious and responsible human being

Author(s): Davies, Simone; Imai, Hiyoko
ID: 2381990, Publisher: Workman Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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