Suggested Reading List

Suggested Reading List

THE SECRET CHILDHOOD

A discussion of the Montessori philosophy including such things as psychic development, sensitivity to order, intelligence, walking, the instinct to work, etc. By: Dr. Maria Montessori  

THE MONTESSORI METHOD

Talks about the history of the method as well as the practical life, discipline, gymnastics and nature, the development of the senses, etc. An advanced philosophical book – requires considerable concentration to read. By: Dr. Maria Montessori

DR. MONTESSORI’S OWN HANDBOOK

Condensed presentation of rationale and methodology. An excellent book. By: Dr. Maria Montessori  

DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD

The book discusses the history of Montessori, the methods used in Children’s Houses, nature in education and some of the materials and their purposes. The book is philosophical rather than practice and very easy reading   By: Dr. Maria Montessori

THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY

A well written, easy to read book discussing Dr. Montessori’s philosophy. It’s a good introduction to Montessori By: Dr. Maria Montessori  

THE ABSORBENT MIND

From embryology to character building, this book covers every aspect of the child’s development from birth to six years, zoering in on the certain aspects such as Language and movement, obedience and love. There are also chapters addressed specifically to the reader regarding discipline and preparation. A long and sometimes heavy book, but well worth […]