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Discovery of the Child Mass Market Paperback – May 12, 1986


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Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Later Printing edition (May 12, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345336569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345336569
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on February 20, 2001
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This is a very good introduction to Dr Maria Montessori's teachings and ideas. It gives an account of how she derived many of her methods and the materials she used. The book is filled with details and interesting encounters with her little charges which makes her an endearing educator. However, it does not contain enough information for the actual exercises the child is supposed to practise.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sara L Langsam on January 4, 2013
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I like the book. I haven't finished reading it so I cannot express a full opinion. The understanding of Maria Montessori for the child and how the child is the man or woman to be is remarkable and never before expressed in our culture. It is somethng all parents and teachers should be aware of when interacting with their children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beth Meshel on April 19, 2013
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this book is fabulous. all educators should read what she has to say. she was ahead of her time and everything is so relevant
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beverly J. McNeill on December 25, 2012
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The Discovery of the Child, is very useful to me as a teacher as a catechist in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
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