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be a Montessori Parent

A guide by HappyBaby (San Diego, California)

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Montessori Books by Other Authors
In order to be a Montessori parent, it may be helpful to understand the Montessori method. Even if you put your child into a Montessori school, she will be better set up for success if you as the parent are consistent and integrated into her classroom experience. If you have never read any of Montessori's works, you may want to start out with some more modern text which are geared towards parents.
Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three
Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education
Understanding the Human Being: Importance of the First Three Years of Life


Books by Dr. Maria Montessori
If you are looking for a deeper comprehension of Montessori's methods, feel free to read any of her books, but be warned that they are translations from her Italian notes and lectures, and can sometimes be cumbersome to read and comprehend. The Absorbent Mind is her most famous work, yet my favorites are The Discovery of the Child and The Secret of Childhood.
The Absorbent Mind
Discovery of the Child
Secret of Childhood
Education And Peace (Clio Montessori)
Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori (Clio Montessori)
The Formation of Man (The Clio Montessori series)
The Child in the Family (The Clio Montessori Series, Vol. 8)
The Advanced Montessori Method, Volume 1
The Advanced Montessori Method Volume 2: Materials for Educating Elementary School Children


Non-Montessori Books that Support Montessori Philosophy
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition
Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin


Special Needs Books
...many more special needs books will be added to this list.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder


Baby Books & Toys
Look, Look!
Global Babies/Bebes del mundo (Global Fund for Children)
Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stacker
See Thru Hurdy Gurdy Music Box- ODE TO JOY
Manhattan Toy Skwish Natural Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy
Trix Rattle
Basic Beat BB013 Pair of Natural Wood Maracas (with 2" Head)


Yoga
In every one of her books and lectures, Dr. Montessori emphasizes the importance of movement for the child and for human beings of all ages. The health, growth, development, and maintenance of our minds is inextricably intertwined with our physical bodies. Yoga is the perfect, non-competitive complement to a Montessori lifestyle.
The Therapeutic Yoga Kit: Sixteen Postures for Self-Healing through Quiet Yin Awareness
The Yin Yoga Kit: The Practice of Quiet Power (Boxed Set)
Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice

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Montessori Books by Other Authors
1.  Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three  by Paula Polk Lillard
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2.  Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education  by Trevor Eissler
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3.  Understanding the Human Being: Importance of the First Three Years of Life  by Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro
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Books by Dr. Maria Montessori
4.  The Absorbent Mind  by Maria Montessori
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5.  Discovery of the Child  by Maria Montessori
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6.  Secret of Childhood  by Maria Montessori
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7.  Education And Peace (Clio Montessori)  by Maria Montessori
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8.  Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori (Clio Montessori)  by Mario M. Montessori
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9.  The Formation of Man (The Clio Montessori series)  by Maria Montessori
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10.  The Child in the Family (The Clio Montessori Series, Vol. 8)  by Maria Montessori
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11.  The Advanced Montessori Method, Volume 1  by Maria Montessori
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12.  The Advanced Montessori Method Volume 2: Materials for Educating Elementary School Children  by Maria Montessori
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Non-Montessori Books that Support Montessori Philosophy
13.  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us  by Daniel H. Pink
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14.  A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future  by Daniel H. Pink
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15.  The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition  by Stanislas Dehaene
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16.  Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes  by Alfie Kohn
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17.  Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin  by Ashley Montagu
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Special Needs Books
18.  Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood  by Edward M. Hallowell
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19.  Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder  by Edward M. Hallowell
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Baby Books & Toys
20.  Look, Look!  by Peter Linenthal
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21.  Global Babies/Bebes del mundo (Global Fund for Children)  by The Global Fund for Children
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22.  Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stacker  by Melissa & Doug
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23.  See Thru Hurdy Gurdy Music Box- ODE TO JOY  by MindaMusic
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24.  Manhattan Toy Skwish Natural Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy  by Manhattan Toy
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25.  Trix Rattle  by HABA
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26.  Basic Beat BB013 Pair of Natural Wood Maracas (with 2" Head)  by Basic Beat
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Yoga
27.  The Therapeutic Yoga Kit: Sixteen Postures for Self-Healing through Quiet Yin Awareness [Box set]  by Cheri Clampett
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28.  The Yin Yoga Kit: The Practice of Quiet Power (Boxed Set)  by Biff Mithoefer
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29.  Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice  by David Frawley
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Qualifications: M.Ed., AMI certified (Birth-6), special needs, yoga, Teacher
Last updated: 2/17/11
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