What 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 establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.
The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three
Author: Paula Polk Lillard,Lynn Lillard Jessen
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. Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: 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.
A Teacher's Account of How Children Really Learn
Author: 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood
Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Maria Montessori (1870 1952), Italian Physician And Educationist, Born In Rome, The First Woman In Italy To Receive A Medical Degree (1894), She Founded A School For Children With Learning Disabilities (1899 1901), And Developed A System Of Education For Children Of Three To Six Based On Spontaneity Of Expression And Freedom From Restraint. The System Was Later Worked Out For Older Children, And Applied In Montessori Schools Throughout The World. She Opened The First Montessori School For Children In The Slums Of Rome In 1907.
Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: Aakar Books
Category: Education, Preschool
A parent's guide to building independence, creativity, and confidence in their children using Montessori learning techniques, written by Montessori president Tim Seldin. An international bestseller, How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way adapts Montessori teachings for easy use at home. Packed with Montessori-based preschool activities and educational games that build confidence and independence through active learning, this authoritative illustrated guide helps raise self-reliant and creative children. Celebrate physical and intellectual milestones from birth to age six with activity checklists, and encourage development through proven child-centered teaching methods. This edition has been updated to include information about the neuroscience of child development and shares advice about screen time in the digital age, co-parenting, other family changes, and gentle discipline methods. How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way shows parents how to bring the teachings of Montessori into their home to create a safe, nurturing environment for their children with clear and concise instructions.
Author: Tim Seldin
Category: Family & Relationships
Claim quality togetherness with your child and fully enjoy the sensitive and formative years from two to five by adopting proven teaching techniques in your own home. This acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years. Teaching Montessori in the Home has already helped thousands of parents with the techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials that are essential for success.
Author: Elizabeth Hainstock
Publisher: Random House
Stephenson's volume is a wonderful resource for parents seeking thoughtful, sound advice on raising well-grounded children in a chaotic world. Presenting Montessori principles in clear and eloquent prose, Stephenson's legacy will be a tremendous service to generations of parents to come. -Angeline Lillard, PhD, Professor of Psychology, U. of Virginia, author of Montessori, The Science behind the Genius
Montessori, Global Education for Ages 3 To 12+
Author: Susan Mayclin Stephenson
Category: International education
One hundred and ten years ago, Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, devised a very different method of educating children, based on her observations of how they naturally learn. In Montessori, Angeline Stoll Lillard shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori. Lillard presents the research behind nine insights that are foundations of Montessori education, describing how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more importantly, why it happens and why it works. Lillard explains the scientific basis for Montessori's system and the distinctions between practices in traditional, "Montessomething," and authentic Montessori education. Furthermore, in this new edition, she presents recent studies showing evidence that this alternative to traditional schooling does indeed make a difference. Montessori is indispensable reading for anyone interested in teaching, training, or considering Montessori schooling, in developmental psychology, or in understanding about human learning and education overall.
The Science Behind the Genius
Author: Angeline Stoll Lillard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
How to Raise an Amazing Child is a book that celebrates the incredible period of child development between birth and six years. It takes a lively, engaging approach to a tried and trusted method of child-raising and education that is built around love and respect for children and in its turn helps children to become confident, caring and independent. The book has six chapters. Why Montessori? gives a brief history of the Montessori method and explains why Montessori's discoveries are still applied and used so successfully in Montessori schools. The author begins with the basics of loving attentive care tailored to a baby's changing needs and abilities from birth onwards and shows parents how to organise their home so that it is child-friendly with everything at the right size, orderly, and within reach to maximize opportunities for independence, freedom and developmental opportunities as their child grows. A timeline highlights the best time to try particular activities and illustrates sensitive periods for particular skills.
The Montessori Way to Bring Up Caring, Confident Children
Author: Tim Seldin
Category: Child rearing
The Absorbent Mind was Maria Montessori's most in-depth work on her educational theory, based on decades of scientific observation of children. Her view on children and their absorbent minds was a landmark departure from the educational model at the time. This book helped start a revolution in education. Since this book first appeared there have been both cognitive and neurological studies that have confirmed what Maria Montessori knew decades ago.
Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Complete Guide to Teaching Your Preschooler at Home Using the Montessori Method
Author: Heidi Anne Spietz
Publisher: Amer Montessori Consulting
As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And just as important, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained--and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better--to help them become smarter, happier people? Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, What's Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What's Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. This remarkable book also discusses: how a baby's brain is "assembled" from scratch the critical prenatal factors that shapebrain development how the birthing process itself affects the brain which forms of stimulation are most effective at promoting cognitive development how boys' and girls' brains develop differently how nutrition, stress, and other physical and social factors can permanently affect a child's brain Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, What's Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains. From the Hardcover edition.
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Author: Lise Eliot
Category: Family & Relationships
"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." -Maria Montessori This beginner's guide to the Montessori Method of homeschooling for children ages 2-6 is written by parents who have embraced this method of educating their own children. It was written in hopes of simplifying the process for other parents and caregivers who are considering doing the same. The Montessori Method of education can best be described as an "Aid to Life" rather than a specific method of passing on academic objectives. This guide will help you learn how to bring the environment that your child lives and learns in down to eye-level with him or her. It will teach you how something as simple as getting rid of clutter can enhance the child's learning experience. It will help you to learn tips on integrating everyday activities and tools already in your home into your child's play time so that even during play they're learning real skills that they'll be using for a lifetime. This guide will also be helpful for setting up your child's learning space, creating a daily routine and creating activities that will promote learning and keep your child interested and excited about it. Overall, by learning and implementing the Montessori Method in your home, you are creating a world where everyone is involved and children are thriving. "We cannot create observers by saying 'observe', but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses." -Maria Montessori
A Short Guide to a Practical Montessori Homeschool for Children Ages 2-6
Author: A. Sterling
When quality time is in short supply, this practical parenting book will help you give your child the best possible start in achieving essential skills and developing greater understanding of the world around them. From brushing teeth to growing a sunflower, simple activities with illustrated instructions will help you guide your child in developing and exploring their senses, co-ordination, language skills, numeracy and science interests.
Author: Maja Pitamic
Category: Child development
Introduces the Montesorri system for teaching children to read and write, and includes age-specific activities and games
A Parents' Guide to Literacy for Children
Author: Lynne Lawrence
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
In this edition of the 'Montessori at Home Guide' series, you, the parent or caregiver, get 101 practical activities to help your 2-6 year old learn in a Montessori-inspired way. '101 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Children Ages 2-6' contains A. M. Sterling's favorite activities along with activities submitted for inclusion by well-known Montessori bloggers such as Anastasia of 'Montessori Nature' blog, Diane from 'When Hippos Talk' blog, and more. This easy-to-understand guide is created to quickly fill your child's learning environment with activities that help them attain and sharpen these necessary skills: gross and fine motor, cognitive, logic, dexterity, hand/eye coordination ...and more. These activities also teach practical life skills, including self-care and care of the environment, as well as getting children started in food preparation. For each activity in this book, there will soon be released an associated children's story book. Each of the 101 children's story books will be Montessori inspired and illustrated by the same artist who created the cover art for this book; Robert McKinney. The books will be based on the lives of real children, teaching respect for other cultures. They will contain, not only real life situations that a child can learn from, but the main character in each story will complete an activity from this book to possibly generate interest. We feel that these Montessori-inspired children's story books will be an excellent compliment to the resource we hope this activity book can become for you. Montessori learning is gaining popularity across the globe as more and more Montessori schools open. The 'Montessori at Home Guide' series helps you bring this incredibly effective way of learning home as well. You love you children and want to give them the very best. Give them the best learning method to achieve their true potential. Give your children the gift of Montessori.
101 Montessori Inspired Activities for Children Ages 2-6
Author: A. M. Sterling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination.
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman