What’s on your Summer Reading List?
If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori Philosophy, understand the difference between a traditional and Montessori education, explore new Montessori at Home ideas, or better understand how to raise your child the Montessori way, we’ve put together a list of Montessori books that you are guaranteed to enjoy and benefit from. Have fun!
- “How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way” by Tim Seldin
This book is an amazing guide to building independence, creativity, and confidence in children using Montessori learning techniques. Written by author and president of the Montessori Foundation, Tim Seldin, the book is packed with Montessori-based preschool activities and educational games that build confidence and independence through active learning.
- “Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education” by Trevor Eissler
Written by a father of Montessori-educated children, this book details and compares the Montessori philosophy with traditional schooling. It makes an aggressive, humorous, and passionate case for a brilliant method of education that has received too little attention – very likely because it is based on a revolutionary, dangerous, and shocking concept: children love to learn!
- “Basic Montessori: Learning Activities For Under-Fives” by David Gettman
“Basic Montessori” breaks down a Montessori classroom and opens it to the general public. It gives clear explanations of the different areas of a Montessori classroom and the lessons found within them. A wonderful guide to follow, this book will become a go-to when you want to learn more about the purpose of each lesson your child is doing in school.
- “No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Written by parents, who also happen to be doctors, “No Drama Discipline” will give you the tools to better understand your only personal discipline style and will teach you methods to best communicate the lessons you are hoping to impart on your child. This book serves as a sanity-saving guide that illustrates ways to lovingly, yet consistently set limits, even during the most extreme of tantrums.
- “Montessori: A Modern Approach” by Paula Polk Lillard
This book 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 in today’s world; or more importantly, for today’s dual-career families? Is a Montessori education right for my child? You’ll find your answers to all these questions and more in this book.