About Montessori & More

There is general Montessori information available here as well as resources geared towards families with children from birth – 6 years. Updated periodically!

 

Websites

Aid to Life. A new website that offers simple and straightforward advice based on Montessori principles to families with young children.

Association Montessori Internationale. An organization started by Dr. Maria Montessori to preserve the integrity of her life’s work.

how we montessori blog. So many great ideas posted by a lovely Montessori mother. A lot of activities and ideas for babies and toddlers here!

International Montessori Index. Created to provide information about Montessori and links to teacher training centres and schools.

Living Montessori Now. A super blog by a Montessori teacher and homeschooler. Great ideas for lessons, crafts, and other Montessori-inspired activities!

Michael Olaf. He is a well-known and well-respected Montessori educator who has developed many resources. His book, The Joyful Child, is available free online.

Montessori for Everyone. Montessori printables. This links to their free downloads page.

Montessori Foundation. A great organization that also provides training and a lot of resources for both teachers and families. Here is a link to FAQs about Montessori education.

Montessori Primary Guide (AMI). I’ve found this to be an informative guide to Casa work. It provides the exercise description, purpose, step-by-step lessons, and photos/videos.

Natural Parents Network. A co-op of bloggers who strive to “parent responsively and consciously.” Interesting reads and a long blogroll list to peruse if you’re ever bored!

The Crafty Crow. An amazing resource for tons and tons of kids’ craft projects. So beautiful! They even have a toddler’s craft section.

 

Books

Child’s Play: Montessori games and activities for your baby and toddler by Maja Pitamic & Dr. Claire McCarthy. This is great. I haven’t found a lot of books for kids under 3 years (for the home). This one is great because it has step-by-step instructions and also developmental timelines.

How the Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by Tim Seldin. A great starter book if you’re totally unfamiliar with Montessori philosophy. Beautiful photos and short descriptions on how to set up a “Montessori home.”

Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three by Paula Polk Lillard. This is a comprehensive book that explains the Montessori philosophy. Written for parents.

Montessori in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Account of How Children Really Learn by Paula Polk Lillard. Gives you a good idea of how it all works in a Montessori classroom. You get to read her observation notes on different lessons, student progress, and Montessori materials. I liked it a lot.

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard, PhD. A must read for parents and educators interested in Montessori education. The author provides current scientific evidence that backs up a lot of Dr. Maria Montessori’s theories and research.

Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Pre School Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock. I like this one a lot because it includes many lessons and activities and the author describes how to show them to your child, step-by-step. She also tells you how to make many of the materials at home!

 

Other

HealthyStuff.org (Toys) After reading Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health, I have tried to be more careful to eliminate as much plastic from our home as possible. However, the stuff is everywhere, so here’s a website that does testing on toys (as well as other household items) to determine if toxic chemicals are present.

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