Book List

Books on the Montessori Method by other authors:


Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work -E.M. Standing. (Comprehensive)

Maria Montessori is important background reading for parents considering Montessori education for their children, as well as for those training to become Montessori teachers. The first woman to win a degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Italy in 1896, Maria Montessori?s mission to improve children?s education began in the slums of Rome in 1907, and continued throughout her lifetime. Her insights into the minds of children led her to develop prepared environments and other tools and devices that have come to characterize Montessori education today. Her influence in other countries has been profound and many of her teaching methods have been adopted by educators generally. Part biography and part exposition of her ideas, this engaging book reveals through her letters and personal diaries Maria Montessori?s humility and delight in the success of her educational experiments and is an ideal introduction to the principals and practices of the greatest educational pioneer of the 20th century.

Montessori - A Modern Approach - Paula Polk Lillard, Schocken Books, N.Y (Contemporary)

Montessori: 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 her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country.


Montessori Today, Paula Polk Lillard

Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child.




Montessori in the Classroom - Paula Polk Lillard

What really happens inside a Montessori classroom? How do teachers teach? How do children learn? This fascinating day-by-day record of a year in the life of a Montessori classroom answers these questions by providing an illuminating glimpse of the Montessori method in action.




How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, Tim Seldin

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.





Books by Dr. Maria Montessori:

  • The Absorbent Mind
  • The Child in the Family
  • Childhood Education
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook
  • Education for a New World
  • The Formation of Man
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • Montessori and the Special Child
  • The Montessori Elementary Material
  • Montessori Handbook
  • The Montessori Method
  • The Secret of Childhood (Key Book)
  • Spontaneous Activity in Education (The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol. 1)
  • To Educate the Human Potential